Oct 302020

Ten Historical Fiction Recommendations

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Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres to read. I use the term β€œhistorical fiction” loosely in this list of ten historical fiction recommendations; some of these novels were written in their contemporary time period,…Continue Reading

Oct 232020

First Year as a Beginner Gardener

Raised Bed

Now that the gardening season is drawing to a close, I wanted to reflect on my first year as a beginner gardener. Though I consider myself green thumbed, I never intended on jumping feet first into…Continue Reading

Oct 162020

Apple Harvest Recipes

Crab Apple Butter

One of the joys of having a back garden with apple trees is that we get lots of free produce! Our autumn apple harvest was a couple of weeks early this year. I harvested as many…Continue Reading

Oct 092020

Are Essential Oils Greenwashing?

Essential Oils by Chistin Hume

Plant extracts have a long history in healthcare and continue to retain prominence. Distilled botanicals exist in traditional and homeopathic medicines, and can be used to create Western pharmaceuticals. I have a doctorate in the history…Continue Reading