Lakewinds Blog

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Krantz on July 6, 2015 0 Comment
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It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment
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Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Jill Krantz on May 15, 2015 0 Comment
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With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

5 Tips To Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

By Amy Haggerty on April 17, 2015 0 Comment
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April 22 may be Earth Day, but at the co-op we celebrate Earth Day each and every day by offering local and natural products that are free of chemicals and sustainably produced and sourced to reduce our impact on the planet. While as a co-op we’ve had 40 years to hone these sustainable practices, we […]Read More »

Composting 101

By Amy Haggerty on April 8, 2015 0 Comment
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Spring has sprung, and many of us are likely diving into garden planning. It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, vibrant garden starts with soil, and composting is a great way to start strong when it comes to your soil game. We’ve listed out the three easy steps for starting your compost: Contain […]Read More »

Winter Skin Care: Natural Tips from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on January 13, 2015 0 Comment
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Our skin is the body’s largest organ—it acts as a water resistant, insulating shield, protecting the body against extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. But the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter can really test the limits of this protection, leaving us itchy and chapped. Since it protects US, it makes sense that […]Read More »

Slow Cooker Broth

By Jill Krantz on November 24, 2014 0 Comment
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Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator If the idea of making homemade broth from leftover poultry bones seems daunting, why not put your hardest working kitchen tool to work for you? Thanksgiving yields some delicious turkey trimmings. Surely there are herbs and vegetables leftover in your kitchen as well. If you don’t […]Read More »

Make Aheads for Thanksgiving

By Jill Krantz on November 17, 2014 0 Comment
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Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’re going to be busy! There are plenty of obvious tasks to do ahead of time – order the turkey, plan your meal, clean your linens, assign dishes for others to bring. ANY item you can check off a list […]Read More »