Author Archives: ButterBeliever

Everyday Essential Oils: Lemon

  “All who know the pure product and use it with understanding come to respect the essential oils. One cannot but admire their ability to operate effectively not only on the cellular, physical level, but in the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic areas of our lives also. If anything in this world is holistic, it…

Everyday Essential Oils: Lavender

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“All who know the pure product and use it with understanding come to respect the essential oils. One cannot but admire their ability to operate effectively not only on the cellular, physical level, but in the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic areas of our lives also. If anything in this world is holistic, it is…

Bee Sting Treatment: Fast and Natural Relief with Essential Oils

I had someone ask me the other day if I knew of any natural bee sting treatments—being the crunchy little hippie chick I am, she figured I’d have an answer. Well, I’ve only been stung by a bee twice in my life, the last time being a few years ago, somewhat prior to my full-blown…

21 Simple Summer Treats: Recipe Round Up

Ready for summer to start? I guess that’s a lame question. Ready for fall or winter? Yeah not always. But everyone’s down for summer, right? We’ve had an unusually warm and sunny spring here in the Pacific northwest and it feels like summer already started several weeks ago. I’ve been busting out my ice cream machine,…

(NEW Podcast!) Churn it Up Episode #1: We can ferment that! (Fermented foods with Oh, Lardy)

YOU GUYS. This is a big day for me. I’ve been talking about how I’ve been wanting to start to maybe try to begin to attempt a podcast for like, oh I don’t know 28 years. Yeah, I think I wanted a podcast when I was a toddler suckin’ on my mama’s boob. I mean,…

Oranges & Coconut Creamsicle Ombre-Pops

  “That’s it. I’m buying a popsicle mold.” …my immediate reaction upon seeing the forecast this week for 80+ degree weather. ALL week. This is the Pacific Northwest. In May. A week of summer-weather is cause for serious celebration. And obviously popsicles. So, two days later, these bad boys showed up on my doorstep: And it…

Clearance sale: Both eBooks for $5 bucks! This month only!

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  I’m kind of the last person who should be running a home-based business. I’m extremely disorganized, a master procrastinator, have an attention span that your average five-year-old could easily rival (and the patience to match), and also exceptionally poor time management skills. Why is this a problem when you’re a blogger and a book…

Watch: How to Perfectly Slice Tomatoes in 5 Seconds (with no mess!)

[VIDEO TUESDAY: Every week, I’ll be sharing a fun or interesting video related to food and/or natural health that I’ve found milling about on the interwebz. I figured it was about time I did something useful with all the hours I waste browsing YouTube—actually share the cool stuff I find with you guys! Enjoy.] How…

Recipe: Braised Chicken with Beer & Apple Cider

About the Author: Jennifer from The Sweet Plantain (I love this blog!!) is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of four. She is an avid cook, health enthusiast, and lover of all things homemade! At The Sweet Plantain she shares original recipes, homeschooling tips, parenting thoughts, and anything else that strikes her fancy. In her spare time…

8 Reasons Why Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice is the Best

Is orange juice healthy? According to many health gurus as of late, orange juice and other fruit juices should be relegated to the category of foods-that-normal-people-eat-but-are-clearly-going-to-kill-you. You’ve probably heard them before. “It’s that deadly fructose,” they say. “Juice is nothing more than ‘sugar water,’” they say. “Drink orange juice every day at breakfast and you’ll get…