The Health Benefits of Cabbage

My mother could bake a mean ham. She would cover it with pineapple, cloves, and brown sugar. It never failed to please the most discriminate of houseguests. Growing up, it was what followed the ham dinner that I loathed—boiled cabbage. This pot began with the ham bone. After cooking it down, and picking the scraps […]

How To Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

If there is one thing that I think is way over priced, it is dishwasher detergent. Not only that, when I discovered my husband washing the dishes after taking them out of the cupboard, before he used them, I knew something was up. “What are you doing,” I asked. “Getting all the chemicals off the […]

How to Wash Cloth Diapers

When I was pregnant with my first child, the best gift we received was a subscription to a diaper service. I made it known that I wanted to use cloth diapers but we lived in an apartment and the cost of washing them in a Laundromat did not sound appealing. I loved that service while […]

How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

You can read a lot of negatives about the laundry product industry on the Internet. Chemical this, fragrance that. “What do I do about my son’s allergies,” here. “My husband breaks out every time I use that,” there. Yet, one practically has to have a degree in chemistry to understand all the ingredients in laundry […]