Category Archives: Health

My Clean Food Journey

The past three years or so have seen dramatic changes in the food we eat. I have been gardening since I’m 16, so vegetables have always been a staple. We have alway purchased whole grain bread and have even ground … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cuba: Farming and Urban Gardening

Before its collapse, the USSR had been providing Cuba with much of its oil, farm equipment, pesticides, fertilizer and food. Cuba, in return, provided them with sugar. All of this ended with the break-up of the Soviet Union. This was … Continue reading

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Nourishing One Another

Do you read the sidebars in Nourishing Traditions? This one gave me a chuckle. First, Sally Fallon quotes Jacques DeLangre, founder of the Celtic Sea Salt Company: When a woman stays at home and cooks with good judgement and understanding, … Continue reading

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Quinoa Cookies – Husband Approved

   Today, I made the world’s most expensive nutritious cookies. The recipe is from Essential Eating: The Digestible Diet by Janie Quinn. She calls them Oatmeal Style Cookies, but they use quinoa flakes instead of oatmeal.  To make them you need: … Continue reading

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Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products from Grass-Fed Animals

We eat grass-fed beef and pastured chicken and eggs almost exclusively. In my post Corn Injustice, I mentioned the horrible effects of feeding corn to cows, and the injustice of corn subsidies as part of my reason.  In her book Pasture Perfect: … Continue reading

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Corn Injustice

Quick! Name every food you can think of made with corn. …I’ll wait….. You probably mentioned corn-on-the-cob, cornmeal, cornbread, corn muffins, corn chowder, corn fritters, corn chex, corn pops, and corn flakes, corn oil, corn starch, corn syrup, and popcorn.  … Continue reading

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If You Hear Me Humming More Than Usual

As a life time sufferer of sinus problems, this article in The Times Tribune today really caught my attention.  Even if it doesn’t help my sinuses, having a song in my heart means I win. The Examiner: Humming can ease … Continue reading

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