The State of My Garden So Far (Challenges, Mistakes, Pests and All)

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Challenges or not, I couldn’t give up gardening if I tried. Watching my plants grow, from a tiny seed into delicious food is just so rewarding (like this brand new broccoli head above, which we’ll be eating in a another week or two). This marks our first full summer in our current home, and so far, the garden hasn’t been all I had hoped that it would be. We built garden boxes in the early spring (well, my brother-in-law built them) and then filled them […]

Liver: Learning to Love (and Cook) This Superfood

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer Organ meats are one of those traditional foods that are harder to get behind than butter, for example. In fact, organ meats were one of the last things recommended by the Weston A Price foundation that we decided were important, not because they aren’t more nutrient-dense than most foods but because we were squeamish. The thing is, eating organ meats just makes sense and I believe it to be better stewardship of our foods. Most of us still don’t butcher […]

Getting Started Sprouting Wheat Berries

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Sprouting is becoming a popular nutritional step in many homes now. I’ve read about it in gardening books and heard rumor of it in blogs.  The news intrigued me.  I decided to try it because really, it couldn’t be that difficult.  And boy was I ever…RIGHT!  It’s not challenging at all! I was thrilled because I’ve thought that very same thing about numerous other “kitchen experiments” and been sorely disappointed. But not this time. I didn’t even lose a […]

Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil Giveaway (10 Winners!)

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**This giveaway is now closed** Earlier this week we talked cod liver oil, its numerous health benefits and suggestions for buying and taking it. Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D, cod liver oil is a phenomenal traditional food that helps to grow strong babies and children, and keep their moms and dads healthy as well. If you’re still unconvinced of the merits of cod liver oil (especially fermented oils), you have a chance to try to win some today and try it for […]

For the Love of Sourdough! Starting a Sourdough Adventure

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Written by Stacey Taggart, Contributing Writer My love for sourdough began on our honeymoon when my husband and I explored San Francisco.  I have bought it as often as I could since then, enjoying it every single time. Not too long ago, I learned I could make my own sourdough at home!  At first, I was both fascinated and intimidated.  Thankfully, my curiosity won over and our sourdough adventure began! I still find sourdough to be completely fascinating and I shouldn’t have felt intimidated – […]

GAPS Diet While Pregnant

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about adrenal fatigue here, and one of the potential remedies Stephanie has mentioned is the GAPS diet.  Please go back and read her post on preparing for the GAPS diet to learn more about it, if you haven’t seen it yet! I’ll admit it: the GAPS diet is not the easiest in the world. But once you’ve done it a couple of times, it really is not that bad.  […]