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
Uxmal Archaeological Site, Mexico
A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, Uxmal archaeological zone was once an ancient and thriving Mayan civilization. The name means “built three times”, meaning the site was the ancient home of a civilization capable of building massive-scale architecture that was frequently under construction. Continue reading
9 Fun Facts About March
Did you know March used to be the first month of the year? Only with the switch to the Gregorian calendar in 1752 did March get bumped to the third month. Here are some more facts about the month of March. Continue reading
Can You Freeze Olives?
After buying two massive jars of sliced olives from Costco, even an olive-fiend like me couldn’t possibly finish the can fast enough before the olives inside spoiled. I set out to find out if you can freeze olives to keep them fresh and the answer is yes. Continue reading
Green Gold: Health Benefits of Drinking Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass juice comes in a bright green shot and can be off-putting to try. It tastes fresh and grassy and once you’ve tried it, it begins to grow on you. There are some great health benefits to drinking Wheatgrass juice in addition to its charming color. Continue reading
6 Fun Facts About February
The second month of the year is here! Here are some fun facts about the month of February.
6 Fun Facts about February
1. Argentina celebrates National Day of the Sun
2. February is International Mother Language Month Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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!
How to Make a Sourdough Starter
What You’ll Need
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.
How to Clean Your Yoga Mat
Make a Cleaning Spray
1 part Water
3 parts Vinegar
Mix together in a spray bottle. Continue reading