Organic Emily

Natural Yeast Spelt Sandwich Bread with Cinnamon Roll Option

Cinnamon rolls on pan

For over a year now we have been making all of our own bread with natural yeast. When I say we I mean me and the kids. They love to help and do a pretty great job of it too. When I learned the importance of allowing bread to rise naturally with natural yeast I […]

Easter Lemon Cake with Lemon Cheese Cream and Strawberries.

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This lemon cake is rich and full of lemon flavor! Add the cream cheese to the whipped cream with a little fresh squeezed lemon juice and you have a perfect combination with strawberries. This is one of my absolute favorite desserts when strawberries are in season. Recipe For the Cake 1/2 pound butter softened 2 […]

Easter Shortbread Nest Cookies with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

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These are my kids’ favorite cookies. We only make them once a year around Easter time to share with neighbors or take to the annual family Easter Egg Hunt. They are very rich and decadent! Recipe 1/2 pound of butter softened 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons […]

Foaming Castile Hand Soap

Foaming Hand Wash

I just switched to an all natural homemade foaming hand soap for all my bathrooms. These make great gifts and are super easy to make. Recipe 1 foaming dispenser bottle. I like this one. because it foams up nicely, producing a rich lather. 1 cup distilled water 1 cup castile soap 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil […]

Natural Disinfectant and Deodorizer

Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

I love how inexpensive and most importantly effective this recipe is. It will disinfect and deodorize anything from vomit to urine and fecal matter. It is a must have in any house hold with kids and pets.  I’ve used it on mattresses, carpet and many other surfaces. Just mix together equal parts white distilled vinegar […]

Thyroid Support Perfume

Thyroid Perfume

Last year I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroditis.  I had to make some life changing choices, from diet to exercise, as well as getting rid of all chemical products, not that I had many, but make up and fragrance were a few I hadn’t altered yet.  It is virtually impossible to find fragrance that doesn’t […]

Cough and Congestion Balm

Cough and Congestion Salve

Super simple to make, this powerful balm is just as good as any over the counter mentholated topical ointment, except better and more natural. The recipe makes 4 (2-ounce) jars and can easily be doubled.  I like using Butterfly Express essential oils because they are high quality and very inexpensive. Be sure to keep in […]

Medicinal Herb – Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Medicinal Herb post #40 written July 31, 2018 Oregon Grape – Mahonia aquifolium and M. repins The roots of this sun to part shade perennial contains the medicine. It grows wild throughout our Utah mountains. The root is best harvested in the early spring or fall. It contains a chemical in it called berberine that […]

Medicinal Herb – Aloe and other succulents

Aloe

Medicinal Herb post #39 written July 31, 2018 Aloe Vera – Aloe barbadensis Hens and Chicks, Purslane, Prickly Pear Cactus and other succulents. All of these succulents have something in common. They can be used interchangeably as osmotic herbs, meaning they draw out inflammation from the effected area relieving pain. So if you don’t have […]

Medicinal Herb – Chickweed

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Medicinal Herb post #38 written July 31, 2018 Chickweed – Stellaria media Chickweed is a delicate looking annual with pretty star like flowers that prefers rich soil, a sunny location, but also a cool area. It will do well in partial sunny areas too. It can become invasive so harvest often and use in salads […]