Healthy 4th of July Flag Cake

[repost from last year] No doubt most of us are attending some sort of 4th of July gathering. And as with most holidays, the decadent dessert spread makes eating healthy not so easy or fun for that matter! So how about a super-easy, extra-healthy, make-ahead “Flag” cake that adds some festive cheer to the buffet […]

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Bring on the Fresh Produce!

In Charlottesville, finding local, organic produce is fortunately pretty simple. I joined Bellair Farm’s CSA (community supported agriculture) and am absolutely loving it so far. There’s something really special and awesome about eating produce that you pick yourself. (Now I’ve just got to learn how to GROW it myself!) I’m also excited about selling Branch Basics at […]

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Testimonial Tuesday

Dear Branch Basics,                             … searching for “green” products and natural cleaners, but never could seem to find anything (and I have tried SOOOOO many of them–wasting so much money) that worked well, or still printed “must use in a well-ventilated area” […]

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BB Goes Honeymoonin’

I got married in September, but because of my husband’s work schedule we couldn’t go on our honeymoon until February. WHAT A BLESSING. We were so grateful to escape the cold in Virginia and enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather of the Caribbean! We went to Grenada, not knowing anything about it, and we LOVED it. […]

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