My gardening attempt cont…..

garden1garden4Progress report:  my first attempt at gardening is going well.  Hopefully the summer will last longer than usual as I was a bit late to plant.

Green onions never made it, the radishes were puny, but the kale, spinach, and tomatoes seem happy.  We’ve already snipped and juiced most of the spinach and some of the kale.

And I’m keeping good thoughts for the lonely little sweet cherry pepper plant.  Come on little buddy – you can do it!


My garden – in it’s infancy.


It may not be pretty but this is the beginning of my vegetable garden.

I plan on sharing pictures soon of my radishes, sweet cherry peppers, heirloom tomatoes, green onions, kale and spinach.

So here’s to hoping I can turn my brown thumb green!!

Stay tuned…..

Great nutrition site – Bastyr University’s nutrition tips on Pinterest.

apple rxYou’ve got to PIN this site.

Bastyr Center for Natural Health has a nutrition based Pinterest site.

You’ll find all sorts of great tips such as:

-Diets (gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low glycemic, mediterranean, and many more)

-Healthy cooking tips and meal planning ideas

-Health tips on heartburn, digestion issues, inflammation, etc.

-Cookbooks, recipe tips for kids, foods for the brain

And the site continues to grow as more is learned about the hugely important impact healthy, whole food nutrition has on our health.

Here you go:  BCNH Nutrition

Pin it!


Do you drink store bought juice? Read on for the best and the worst choices – and why.

Juices best to worstThis chart lists some of what the Food Babe considers the best juice choices and the worst juice choices.

Click on The Food Babe article to learn more about what juice labels mean such as: 100% juice, or “from concentrate”, and what pasteurization does to juice.

Interesting Feng Shui ideas regarding a better night’s sleep for adults and children. Helps to stop the static.

staticSeems like a good night’s sleep can be so elusive.  Here is an article that lists 7 ways to stop the “static” in the bedroom – for kids and adults alike.

Also interesting is the connection this static has on your body’s inability to produce the hormone melatonin.   Melatonin not only helps you sleep but it has powerful anti-oxidant properties that ward off all sorts of negative health issues like cancer, immune dysfunction, thyroid problems, weight gain, etc.

Definitely worth the read.  Click here for Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman’s article.



Bananas – WOW!


Per Food Matters:  “Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes.” 

Click here for 25 ways to love bananas.

Good ol’ Mother Nature.  She hardly ever steers us wrong.


A meeting of the minds. So nice when that happens.

fish greensGreat short article offering up the similarities between what many feel are two polar opposites – vegans and the Paleos.

Click here for the 10 things they have in common.

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