Posts By: Heather Michet

DIY Toothpaste: Great for You, Super for the Planet!

Simple is good.  Homemade is better.  Waste-free is supreme! Now combine all three of those in one personal hygiene product and you’ve got a winner. Enter DIY Toothpaste. You’ve most likely got each of the ingredients and tools to whip this up in your kitchen.  Lord knows you’ve got a small glass jar with a… Read more »

Remedies from the Kitchen: Clove Infusion for Toothache & Gum Health

Those dark brown, spikey nubs in your spice drawer have many more uses than spiced cider or mulled wine.  Containing strong anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, cloves can offer relief for toothaches, boost your immune system and aid in digestion, to name just a few. I use Clove Infusion to ease oral discomfort before and… Read more »

Book Lovers’ Cranberry and Goat Cheese Bites

It’s November and I am thankful for many many things, but especially fresh cranberries!  I buy several bags of them to make into Fresh and Raw Cranberry Relish, chutney or jam, and to freeze so they can be enjoyed long after their fresh season has ended. After whipping up 2017’s first batch of relish a… Read more »

Fresh and Raw Cranberry Relish

One of my favorite foods arrives in mid-fall: cranberries!  They are loaded with vitamin C, flavor and a host of ways to enjoy them. This relish is easy to prepare and abides as a staple in my November refrigerator.   FRESH AND RAW CRANBERRY RELISH 1 – 12 oz package fresh cranberries 1 organic orange,… Read more »

Soup Season Has Arrived!

Leaves are glowing yellow, orange and crimson – and so are the beautiful squashes and carrots fresh from the earth. Why not make a batch (or two!) of this soup to eat part of this healthful rainbow? It’s abundant in nourishment for the body and soul. ASIAN CARROT SOUP 1/2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil 10… Read more »

Blessing Exchange or Bill? You Get to Choose.

Being the first day of a new month, I am happy and grateful to write out my Blessing Exchange checks, BEs for short – commonly referred to by most folks as ‘bills’ and done with growls, snarls, bad moods, anger and resentment.   With each BE I write, I express my thanks for what the… Read more »

I’m Changing Valentine’s Day and You Can Too

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Again. Maybe this excites you.  Maybe it makes you groan with annoyance or painful emotions.  No matter your reaction, I think it needs a rewrite. When a knee-jerk holiday or observance day rolls around on the calendar, my inner, anti-commercialized and ‘make it all meaning-full’ voice asks: What’s this about?  How could… Read more »