What Bone Broth Should Really Look Like

The topic of homemade bone broth has come up many times on this blog. You just might know by now that I think it is fantastically nourishing for the body, as well as the perfect way to help stretch out the budget and make good use of all that we’ve been given. One common question that comes up when the topic of bone broth arises is: “Is it supposed to get thick and gelatinous? If so, how do I get it that way? Mine never seems to thicken up.” […]

You Tell Me: The Little Things

**I confess, I couldn’t resist using this picture. This, my friends, is a Canadian $2 coin, otherwise known as the Toonie (get it? Two-nie. Punny, huh?). I don’t usually, but yes, I did giggle when I saw this picture and thought of how the little things do indeed add up!** Last call for your input, I promise! :) I’ve just found your comments and emails so very helpful in this book writing process, that I just can’t resist asking you for one more, very practical […]

Making Cooking Easier: Using Your Slow Cooker

I would agree that slow cookers can be a busy mama’s best friend some days. I get a lot of use out of mine, especially in the winter when we enjoy a lot of hot, hearty stews, soups, chili, etc. One of my favorite sites for recipes is A Year of Slowcooking. Check it out, enjoy the post and happy slowcooking! ******* Guest Post by Nola Lately I have been trying to use my slow cooker (also known as a crock pot) more. I had […]

Making Your Own Convenience Food Mixes

For those who are baby-stepping your way towards learning to make more foods from scratch, rather than packages, here are some great ideas for making that process easier in this guest post! ******* Guest Post by Allyson As a stay-at-home mama to our highly active 2 year-old daughter, Emahry, and our “coming into his own” and very mobile 9 month-old son, Jonathan, I know how tempting it can be to reach for the convenience foods while grocery shopping.  However, I’ve found that with a little […]

You Tell Me: Finding the Time to Cook From Scratch

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Garlic

Remember all of my garlic galore? Well, I've just finished preserving it all for this fall and winter! I've now dried all of the bulbs out completely. Just recently I did some sorting into piles: gorgeous and intended for planting this fall, good for storage, and not so good for storage. I set aside any that had cracks or openings in the bulbs. I have read that those ones may not store well, and should be used quicker or else preserved in a different manner.  […]

Interview with Nourishing Traditions Author Sally Fallon

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Drying and Grinding Herbs

As you may have noticed, I've begun a new series called Preserving Summer's Bounty, where I am creating photo tutorials of some of the different foods that I am preserving this summer, along with a variety of preserving methods. If you missed the first two, they are: Beautiful Blueberries (freezing) Blanching and Freezing Vegetables Also related are my Bread and Butter and Dill pickle recipes, the two ways that I preserve all my cucumbers, as well as my previous tutorial on making pumpkin puree to […]