The Atlantic :: How Vegetable Oils Replaced Animal Fats in the American Diet. this is NASTY and disturbing…”What was garbage in 1860 was fertilizer in 1870, cattle feed in 1880, and table food and many things else in 1890.” Thank you, Proctor & Gamble.  blech.

Kitchen Stewardship :: Top 40 Frugal Meals. Katie’s article links you up to some great natural – FRUGAL – meal ideas!

Our Simple Farm :: Homemade Hand Sanitizer. Yes, cold and flu season are (hopefully) almost over, but now we’re back to playing at the park and travelling all summer!  When water to wash isn’t readily available, here’s a great tip!

Good Life Eats :: Caring For Cast Iron Cookwear.  Ever thought about using cast iron?  It’s SO easy and so much healthier!  Here is a great (easy) tutorial for seasoning your pans.  (side note: try to steer clear of most vegetable oils.  Coconut or grape seed oils have high smoke points and are excellent for seasoning)