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Lily Da Vine

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I've lived in Mexico for nearly 5 years, freelancing for cryptocurrency. My special interests are: glassblowing, cooking, crochet, sewing, crafting, gardening, travel and more. highlyfunctionalgrowth.com is my personal blog https://peakd.com/@highlyfunctional
For most living in the United States, washed, refrigerated eggs are the norm and are actually considered safer by most people. What if I told you that's not how most of the world does it? What if I told...
Something I miss very much on my mountain here in Acapulco is the presence of a winter. Many consider coming from a cold temperate climate to be rough, but in all honesty after living in the subtropics for a...
Have you ever heard that tomato leaves are poisonous!? What if I told you they not only aren't poisonous but that they're actually really tasty and medicinal! Like all vegetables, they contain alkaloids that help defend against overgrazing, but...
I'm sharing something special with you; it's a black sapote pie using a gluten-free and paleo recipe with a rice flour crust. Utilizing natures magical chocolate pudding fruit, the filling is smooth, spicy and custardy. The crust is light, buttery...
Recently left our beloved Acapulco and we took a trip southward to Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca. While we were there we ate some really good food, all with meat that came from a local butcher. It was so good...
As an organic gardener, neem has been a part of my arsenal since the beginning. I first heard about it from my Mom, an ornamental gardener turned veggie gardener at the end of her life. She only explained it...
One of the most fascinating aspects of plants (for me) is the fact that so many of them contain compounds that have a pretty profound effect on the human body. We all know of opium, coca and cannabis, three...
The Three Sisters I first heard the term permaculture about five years ago from my friend John, after I mentioned to him that I was interested in learning to grow plants. At the time I was a botany major, but...
I love a good ethobotanical adventure and Mexico is full of them. Today, while near the central market, we stumbled (nearly literally) on a pile of mysterious red vine with a smiling vender. He was also selling jars like the...