Camping Resources and Article Round Up

Are you camping this summer or early fall? Chances are you’ll need to do a little bit of preparation, whether you’re packing the car, setting up the tent or researching hiking trails. Here are some great camping resources from my friends at Homestead Bloggers Network who have lots of advice to share! Continue reading

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Mexico: The History of the Piñata

A piñata is a hit party decoration that’s covered in colorful crepe paper. The classic piñata is the shape of a donkey, but they also come in tons of cartoon and other awesome colorful shapes. They’re a staple at birthday celebrations and are filled with small toys and candy. Piñatas are thought to have come from Mexico, but they actually have a lot of international roots, stemming from the Far East.

Photo Courtesy of: Renato Ganzona

Photo Courtesy of: Renato Ganzona

History of the Piñata

The earliest known piñata dates back to the 13th century when Marco Polo found one in the Orient. The traditional Mandarin way of ringing in the New Year involved a small animal tribute made out of craft material. Continue reading

Sprouting Garlic

Garlic is a magical plant. The cloves have antibacterial and healing properties and add a fragrant zing to every food item. Here is how you can grow garlic yourself, starting by sprouting it indoors.

Sprouting Garlic

Garlic can be grown using the cloves you already have in your kitchen! I sprouted my garlic indoors using cloves from a bulb I had inside my fridge. Garlic sprouts faster when kept at colder temperatures so place it in the fridge 1-2 weeks before you want to start growing it. Continue reading

How To Make a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is made without using any added yeast, all of the yeast comes from the addition of the sourdough starter. Having a sourdough starter at your disposal is a nice luxury without much added work. A sourdough starter, when made and kept properly can last a lifetime. Once you make a good sourdough starter, you won’t need to buy yeast again to make sourdough bread!

Photo Courtesy of: dailyartmasomenos

Photo Courtesy of: dailyartmasomenos

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

What You’ll Need

Water

Flour

A Glass Container

Wooden Spoon Continue reading

How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

You and your yoga mat get up close and personal on a regular basis, so treat it with some love and respect by spraying it daily with a homemade cleaning spray. No need to purchase commercial cleaning sprays, this antibacterial spray is easy to make and is easy on the wallet.

Photo Courtesy of:  bradleypjohnson

Photo Courtesy of: bradleypjohnson

How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Make a Cleaning Spray

1 part Water

3 parts Vinegar

Mix together in a spray bottle. Continue reading