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Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Natural Mom's Top Five List


1. Composting Kitchen Scraps
This is my latest effort and I tell you, I'm loving it. I have a small stainless steel bucket with a top and all of my kitchen scraps go in there, but no dairy and no meat and I don't put bread in there either.

2. Making My Own Yogurt
I've been making my own yogurt for more than 20 years (here's where I freak out and think OMG, has it been that long???). Here's how you too can make your own yogurt. It's easy. Trust me!

3. Growing My Own Herbs
I grow all my own herbs in containers. I'm fortunate to have a sunny south facing sunroom where I can grow herbs in the winter despite living in a northern, and not so sunny climate. The bonus is that we have fresh herbs all year long and I'm teaching my kids about growing our own food.

4. Using Natural Cleaning Products and Supplies
For years my cleaning arsenal consisted of baking soda, vinegar, and ammonia. I've recently started using eco-friendly cleaning products like Method and Mrs. Meyer's products too, which smell wonderful and sometimes I make my own natural cleaning supplies. I confess since having children however, I've added bleach to my cleaning supplies for disinfectant purposes mainly because I don't really care if my clothes are the whitest of white. I'm looking onto bleach alternatives. Any ideas?

5. And soon...I will begin baking my own bread.

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