Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Care, Tips125 Comments

Friends, this is it.  An all natural deodorant that works.  WORKS, I tell you!  No crappy ingredients.  Just five natural ones that last all day long.  No stinkiness.  Just smell my pits if you don’t believe me.  But here is where it gets interesting…your doubting husbands and family members may even start to use it.  GASP!   I had been … Read More

Real Food Transition: Are You Soaking Grains?

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Real Food Transition - Soak Your Grains - www.ohlardy.com

If you have been following Oh Lardy, you probably know by know that, if you eat grains, you should be eating whole grains, not refined grains. Whole grains are the seeds of grasses that are not processed.  They contain all of the parts and nutrients that occur naturally in the seed. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet is chock full of … Read More

Nicely making whey

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips16 Comments

It is no secret that Tamara and I love to ferment foods.  If you take a look through our recipes, it shouldn’t take long to stumble across a fermented food or two!  In fact, Oh Lardy has presented a series on fermented foods.  We love the stuff!  You may notice that we mention the use of whey, or some other … Read More

Giveaway: Planning Children’s Birthday Parties Book

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Planning Children's Birthday Parties

What happens after you decide to have a birthday party?  Planning in advance is essential for surviving! Libby and Penny detail the necessary information you need for a successful and engaging birthday party.  This book is a great resource that offers realistic, in-depth explanations and strategies beginning with pre-planning, continuing through the party day and beyond.

A Real Food Birthday Party Round-up!

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Planning Children's Birthday Parties

In my family of 5, all of our birthdays fall in the first four months of the year.  One in January, two in February, one in March, and one in April.  As soon as the New Year passes, I go into Birthday Mode.  Are we having a party?  Where will it be?  Who are the guests?  And, most importantly, what … Read More

How to Season Cast Iron

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Tips33 Comments

When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted.  An 8-inch unseasoned cast iron skillet.  This would be my FIRST cast iron kitchen tool, can you believe it?  Well, I guess that isn’t entirely true.  I do have several pieces of enameled cast iron. Don’t get me wrong, I love my enameled … Read More

Natural Homemade Vapor Rub

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Natural Homemade Vapor Rub - ohlardy.com

We are constantly doing a lot to support our healthy immune systems.  We eat fermented foods, take elderberry syrup, eat lots of green veggies and take Juice Plus.   Awhile back, I was on the hunt for a salve with soothing vapors that I could make at home.  Besides, I have been on the hunt for non-toxic recipes or products to replace the … Read More

How to Make Fermented Foods

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips15 Comments

How to Ferment Fruits and Vegetables at Home - www.ohlardy.com

Culturing or fermenting foods is a way of easily preserving foods and at the same time encouraging the growth of good bacteria (probiotics) which have numerous health benefits. Some of the benefits of consuming fermented foods are restoring proper balance of bacteria in your gut (should be 80-20 ratio good-bad; most of the time is not due to our SAD … Read More