HEARTh & HOME

HEARTh and Home – New Year’s Detox – The Benefits of Plant-based Kefir

by Janae Jean What do the most popular New Year’s Resolutions have in common? Looking at polls on Statista.com from 2016, 2017 and 2018, eating healthier, improving self-care, increasing overall fitness, losing weight and trying something new were favorites every year. I’m confident that those will still be the favorites …

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HEARTh and HOME – Happy Holidays! Cranberries and Pears

By Janae Jean Pears and cranberries are both popular ingredients on holiday tables. According to the traditional song The Twelve Days of Christmas, the Christmas season begins with the gift of “a partridge in a pear tree.” Cranberries, historically known as “craneberries,” were served at the first Thanksgiving dinner. This …

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HEARTh and Home – L’Été en Provence – Culinary Lavender and Raw Honey

By Janae Jean –  Lavender is for more than skin care and potpourri; it’s a culinary herb that adds a certain je ne sais quoi to both sweet and savory dishes and beverages. Lavender is a common herb in Southern French or Provençalcooking. While recently becoming popular in North America, lavender …

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