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Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Review: J.R. Watkins Castile Bar & Liquid Soap in Lavender, Clary Sage, Peppermint

Ladybud Magazine recently received some wonderful liquid and bar soap from the famed and longstanding natural products company J.R. Watkins for review. We were already familiar with the brand, as publisher Diane Fornbacher absolutely adores the Lemon Cream Hand & Body lotion. She says it smells exactly like lemon meringue pie. She also uses the Lavender […]

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

Both home and professional cooks appreciate the ability to utilize fresh herbs in many dishes. Basil is an excellent choice of a highly versatile plant which can be used fresh or frozen form and is easy to grow in containers, allowing easy access. Basil grows profusely in warm weather and must be pruned by pinching […]

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner was a passionate man who covered his soap labels in mantras and poetry relating to his life philosophy of ‘All-One Or None!’ If you still haven’t heard of this soap, around since 1948, it’s time to tune in. These Castile soaps made from hemp, extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and essential oils, are […]

Kale Gardeners Beware! Protect Your Leafy Greens And Eat Them Too!

Kale Gardeners Beware! Protect Your Leafy Greens And Eat Them Too!

PHOTO: The Male Cabbage Butterfly. This beauty is a threat to your garden as she looks for a leaf to lay her eggs. The two spotted wing outs her as female. The wings of male cabbage butterflies only have one spot. *Excerpt and photos from Protect Your Garden by Ed Rosenthal recipe by Jane Klein If […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Big Italian Gluten Free Family Dinner

Kiki Rosemaria’s Big Italian Gluten Free Family Dinner

I have a big Italian family, and last weekend all the girl cousins got together for the day and joked and toked together. It gets pretty stressful cooking for large groups and my family is no exception. We started getting hungry and I just had to object when talk of ordering a pizza for dinner […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Pea Shoot Pesto

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Pea Shoot Pesto

This is the first in a series of recipes I plan to share with you all in regards to cooking locally and seasonally. Why should you try local, seasonal and sustainable cooking? Because that way, you are getting the freshest and most nutrient-rich foods into your meals and into your belly! The longer you wait […]