Posts Categorized: Crow Living

Does This Make Sense: Using a Carcinogen to Kill an Anti-Cancer Plant?

Are you killing an anti-cancer drug with a cancer-causing herbicide?  If you’re spraying “weeds” such as dandelion with Roundup, you are doing this very thing. Check out this great article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-an-anti-cancer-drug-growing-in-your-front-lawn.html Forget the Roundup and other herbicides.  Let the dandelions grow, then head outside and gather some for your next salad.** ** Remember to select… Read more »

Plant Talk: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

My favorite medicinal herb is Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).*  It has many uses for health and wellness. and loves to impart its versatility as a recipe ingredient in the kitchen! Historical: “The sting of the Nettle is but nothing compared to the pains that it heals” from Lelord Kordels’ “Natural Folk Remedies” Earliest uses –… Read more »

Great Greens from Garbage

Grow more food from the scraps of purchased, organic veggies instead of putting them in the compost or giving them to the chickens, even though both of these options are good and valiant alternatives to throwing the food in the trash 🙂  You will harvest some lovely young greens from what was going to be… Read more »

Brrrrr, It’s Cold!!! Feed Your Hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds are a wonder: they fascinate, delight and dazzle us with their antics, crazy metabolism and beauty. When you think of these little winged motors, do you see them zipping about in the winter cold or only spring, summer and early fall seasons?  There are a number of species that do not migrate to Central… Read more »

Your Toothbrush Can Change the World!

Having a bright, toothy smile is a gift and blessing to all: first to yourself, then to those you share it with.  But the main helper that maintains that smile, i.e. your toothbrush, can be a little, dark curse on the planet. Brushes are best replaced every 3 months, for both hygiene and effective dental… Read more »

The Best (Easiest, Greenest, Cheapest) Water Bottle

If you’re really considering all of “the right things”, choosing a refillable water bottle uses up more mental effort than one small – yet very important – item should.  Consider the decision process: Plastic?  Lightweight.  Easy to drink out of.  Healthful, not so much because they leach nasty, carcinogenic chemicals into the water.  Huge environmental… Read more »

DIY: Non-Aluminum Baking Powder

If you are a busy baker, you may want to switch to a baking powder that does not contain aluminum, as most commercial ones do.    Here’s why: Aluminum consumption has been linked with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Use of aluminum based acid salts to leaven the dough can also sometimes give a slightly… Read more »

Veggie Broth from Your Freezer

You’re steaming your veggies, right?  Keep that water once the veggies are done because you are going to have the yummiest, most nutritious, and positively cheapest – FREE! – veggie stock without any more fuss or cooking. Here’s the trick: Once the steaming water has cooled, add it to a quart container, lid it, then… Read more »