Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be A Part of Something BIG!

Earth day is April 22nd and we'd like to plant Trees!  I know I talk a lot about growing veggies but this is important as well.  We will be participating in Earth Day more this year than ever before.

But we need help!

From our gofundme
"Become a part of something BIG! We are a small, local business and we're looking to expand and offer additional Free educational workshops within our community."

This Earth Day, we would like to plant a minimum of 5 fruit trees for the Food is Free project.
“Never underestimate your power to inspire and affect your community around you. Even the smallest of acts can really ripple out.” - John VanDeusen Edwards, Founder of The Food is Free Project




The idea is to plant food and share with others.  I'm all about sharing with other!  If you or someone you know would like to donate, please use our link.  If you would like to get involved, please contact us.  We are happy to have help!

You can Host a Seed Planting Party for Earth Day.  Or how about a beach clean-up?  Plant a tree or Plant a Seed!

I am so passionate about growing and teaching.  I have some amazing projects and educational posts in store for you.  Thank you for being a part of Something BIG!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Homemade Tortillas Recipe

I know I've said this before, but this might be one of the easiest recipes ever!  3 Ingredients plus water.  Yes Please!!!


Homemade Tortillas Recipe
adapted from Taste of Home

Makes 8 Tortillas

Ingredients:
2 cups organic, unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cups filtered water
3 tablespoons Olive Oil

Directions: 

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-12 times, adding a little flour or water if needed to achieve a smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes

Divide dough into eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 7-in. circle

In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook tortillas over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Keep warm.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

REAL FOOD FRIDAY #81

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Recently, I have had to delete a few entries for "junk food" ingredients.
Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it! 



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.


FREE SEEDS!!!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  
This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up!
 
Purchase the following seed combo packs 

and we'll include 2 FREE SEED PACKS! 
Mary's Salsa Pack 
Mary's Pepper Pack 
Tomato Lover's Pack
 

*Free Seeds: Genovese Basil and Marigold*
ALL orders will include a FREE Pack of Bee-Friendly Seeds
*$10 order minimum*
Both Offers expire 3/31/2015



Mary's Heirloom Seeds Newsletter
Tutorials and Educational Videos 

FAVORITES!


I realize that not everyone is on facebook and not everyone stops by our blog Back to the Basics.
So....we thought we'd share our latest organic gardening tutorials and videos with you.  Enjoy!
First, We have chosen our winners for the
SPRING Heirloom Seeds Giveaway. 
We have sent out emails to all 5 winners.
If you did not win, we have a
SEED Special just for you!






From Back to the Basics, check out our recipe for Organic Liquid Fertilizer!


WE WERE FEATURED!!!!!   

This tutorial went live on our blog on Jan 22nd.  Then, it was featured at 


You can purchase Organic, Non-GMO Alfalfa Meal from Mary's Heirloom Seeds in 1 or 2 pound bags. 
If you are interested in larger quantities please let us know.
 
 
All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid,non-patented, untreated, heirloom seeds.
$10 minimum order
Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.  
Seed Orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped
within 24 hours, except for holidays. 
Free Shipping on all Heirloom Seeds! 
Don't forget....
2 FREE Packs of seeds: Genovese Basil & Marigold included with all orders of Mary's Salsa Pack,
Mary's Pepper Pack and  Tomato Lover's Pack

AND, an extra FREE PACK of bee-friendly seeds
included with all seed orders.

There you have it!  Happy Planting!
-Mary 

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If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!

HAPPY PLANTING! 
 
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #80

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Recently, I have had to delete a few entries for "junk food" ingredients.
Please take a moment to read the guidelines below if you are unsure about what is considered "junk food" verses "Real Food."

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!

Wondering where I've been lately?  
Check out my post about Our New Homestead
I also shared an UPDATE 



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!

Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Chicken Soup for Asthma and Inflammation

It may not sound like a yummy and delicious soup but don't let the name fool you.
My husband has asthma. One of the major factors with asthma and many other health issues is Inflammation. Today I made a super soup with all of the amazing inflammation fighting, asthma kicking ingredients I could find!

House smells delicious. Another detox recipe!

4 pieces organic chicken (or more)
*The chicken is mainly to add protein and flavor. My husband is definitely a carnivore.*
1 whole garlic, chopped
1 jalapeƱo, chopped
Rosemary

Add to the slow cooker on high with 6-8 cups of filtered water for 3 hours.
Optional, add chicken or veggie broth

Add 1 bunch Cilantro, chopped
1 whole red onion, chopped
1 bunch Dandelions or kale, chopped
1 head of broccoli, chopped
*Or use broccoli slaw*
4-5 stalks of celery
**might need more water or broth*

Continue cooking for 1 more hour

Optional, add 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice at the last 30-45 minutes
**I forgot the celery in the above pic**

Thursday, March 12, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #79

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!

Wondering where I've been lately?  
Check out my post about Our New Homestead
I also shared an UPDATE 



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

REAL FOOD Friday #78

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Please take a moment and follow your co-hosts on FB, Twitter, Bloglovin and/or Pinterest.  We appreciate it!

Wondering where I've been lately?  
Check out my post about Our New Homestead
I also shared an UPDATE 



Did you see my #realfoodchallenge article?
JOIN ME!
Would you like to join one of our link-ups? We have openings for 
Tuesdays with a Twist and REAL Food Friday!
Send me an email to mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at mari_backtonature@yahoo.com

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts. Here's a great reference from Food Myths.
 We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!

If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury, bisquik, general mills) then it WILL be deleted.


Time to link up your Real Food posts!  
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.