Baked Feta Cheese Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Baked Feta Cheese Recipe

Traveling throughout Greece was wonderful on many levels.  But a highlight was the food.  Everything was so fresh, simply prepared, delicious.  Like a simple Greek Salad, this baked feta cheese recipe is sure to delight! I will be honest that feta is not my favorite cheese.  I will eat it but never would choose it on its own.  But, one … Read More

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe -

I love a good sugar or salt scrub recipe.  Nothing feels so good as silky, soft skin!  I used to go and get professional salt scrubs done at fancy spas and salons but if you find a good recipe, you can save $100s of dollars and scrub your own body down!! I have been having so much fun making homemade … Read More

Fermented Cod Liver Oil…Good For You or a Hoax?

Tamara Mannelly Cod Liver Oil...Healthy or a Hoax?

If you are a traditional foodie, a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and/or a lover of nourishing foods like bone broth and ferments, you likely have heard of a product called Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Both of our families have used this product due to its supposed superiority to regular fish oils.   Now there is a huge controversy … Read More

How to clean your fermenting crock

Kelly Liston

How to clean your fermenting crock -

Lately I have been having a lot of fermenting fails in my fermenting crock.  At first, I figured that it was a bad batch of culture starter.  I confirmed this after fermenting some carrots in a mason jar that also failed.  So, I tossed the box of starter and started with a fresh box.  Problem solved! Nope.  Not solved.  I … Read More

Back to School with Essential Oils

Tamara Mannelly

Get Back to School with These Essential OIls

Do you have a child who is heading back to school and wondering how you can use essential oils?   Oh Lardy is committed to using Young Living Essential Oils as we feel they are the purest essential oils around.   There are so many that are great for kids, for adults and for back to school.  I really feel we … Read More

Essential Oils for KIDS

Kelly Liston

Essential Oils for Kids -

How many of you are using Essential Oils solely for the purpose of helping your children?  Well, it might not be the ONLY reason you jumped in to Essential Oils, but it might be one of the driving forces that brought you to learn more! For me, it was my kids!  I wanted to help support healthy sleep in my … Read More

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe -

The other day I was looking at a beautiful bowl for garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and was inspired to make a true Greek salad, taking me back to our wonderful family vacation to Greece.  There is nothing tastier than garden fresh tomatoes, in my opinion!  And a true Greek salad is different than the ones we get here in … Read More

20 Ways to Use Colostrum

Tamara Mannelly

20 Ways to Use Colostrum -

Oh Lardy loves taking care of our guts by eating fermented foods, taking probiotics, reducing stress, drinking bone broth and more.  We also have started adding colostrum to our daily diets as well.   You can purchase raw colostrum from your local dairy, if you have that kind of access.  We prefer to take ours in powdered supplement form.  Why? … Read More

10 Favorite Homemade Air Freshener Recipes

Tamara Mannelly

10 Natural Air Freshener Recipes Using Essential Oils - (discount on glass spray bottles in post!)

I love having air freshener sprays in bathrooms, my car, anywhere that can use a nice scent to help things smell fresh.  Sadly, most air freshener sprays on the market simply cover up odors and are full of toxic substances that are no good for our bodies and our homes.   Many air fresheners contain pthalates,—hazardous chemicals known to cause … Read More

10 Common Post-Workout Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Kelly Liston

common post-workout mistakes -

By Dr. Mercola Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), or the muscle soreness you’ve probably experienced one to two days after exercise, is actually caused by inflammation stemming from microscopic tears in your muscle fibers, or, more specifically, microtears between your muscles and their surrounding tissues. These damaged muscles release biochemical irritants that trigger mild inflammation, which awakens your pain receptors. If … Read More

5 Tips to Stay Well During the School Year

Kelly Liston

5 tips to stay well -

On Monday, my kids head back to school for another year of learning and fun.  It is also another year of being exposed to all of the bugs that seem to be shared among students!  Have you ever noticed that your family is incredibly well during the summer and then when the kids head back to school it seems like … Read More

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

Tamara Mannelly

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread - with superfoods -

Chocolate and peanut butter are a divine combination, no? I LOVE them together. My daughter, oddly, does not enjoy the combo…so guess who eats all of her Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on Halloween? ME! I came up with this easy chocolate peanut butter spread when I wanted to satisfy my craving but not reach for a candy bar. I needed … Read More

20 Relaxing Bath Salt Recipes with Essential Oils

Tamara Mannelly

20 Recipes for Relaxing in the Bath with Epsom Salts and Essential Oils -

One of my favorite uses for essential oils is using them in the bath.  It is so nice to have a good soak.  Sometimes I like to soak to relieve my occasional sore muscles but oftentimes the soak is to help me relax.  Taking a hot, relaxing bath is a great way to unwind! I like to mix my essential … Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Bites

Kelly Liston

chocolate hazelnut bites -

How many of you have snacks/desserts like these running through your Pinterest feed?  I see them ALL of the time.  Energy bites, snack balls, no-bake truffles, raw bites, they go by many names.  But they all seem to have the same thing in common.  Nuts, or nut butter, dried fruit, maybe some coconut oil.  There are many ways to create … Read More

DIY non toxic Hair Detangler Recipe

Kelly Liston

DIY non-toxic hair detangler -

Don’t you love it when you are using a product in your home that you have bought for years and think, “I bet I could make this”??  I have slowly been detoxifying my home over the last few years.  It is hard to do it over night.  So, I am doing one thing at a time.  Early on it was … Read More