Recently, I received a request to take a look at a new virtual magazine called deliberateLIFE. I wasn’t sure whether I should accept or not as I already have plenty on my plate at the moment, but when I went to the website and found their manifesto, I decided it was worth a try.
Have you spotted ramps while roaming through the forest or at your farmers’ market this year? They’re fun to cook with and fun to harvest.
We’re nearing the end of ramp season, but there’s still time to try this delicious recipe! Someone special recommended a version of it several months ago, and I was excited to finally have ramps around so that I could try it. It’s a great way to taste the season! Continue reading
There comes a point where blossoming is imminent. It starts slowly, but builds momentum quickly.
Well, I’ve been away for a little longer than usual. It’s strange to be away from the blog for so long, but there has been a lot going on in the “real world”. Some of the most exciting things are that it looks like we’re getting closer to a house with more land (yay!!) and we will be having our commitment ceremony this June on the summer solstice (double yay!!). Continue reading
Are you interested in learning more about birds in your area, getting outside, and maybe even benefiting bird conservation and research in the process? Consider joining NestWatch, a free program of Cornell’s department of Ornithology that allows you to become a Citizen Scientist and monitor nesting birds anywhere in the United States. Continue reading
Today I’m happy to announce the debut of a new ebook, Farm to Table Through the Year: 12 Months of Fresh Food From the Garden. This helpful book is a collection of growing tips, recipes, and inspiration for each of the 12 months of the year. Continue reading
Nature is wavering back and forth with her weather, but there are increasingly more signs that Spring is on the way. Continue reading
Yogurt is an excellent way to promote proper functioning of your digestive system. As long as you’re eating yogurt that has live active cultures, it contains probiotics (aka beneficial bacteria) that help to balance the microflora in your gut. This makes digestion easier and helps keep your system moving regularly.
Making your own yogurt ensures that you know where your milk came from, and also reduces your reliance on continually buying hundreds of little yogurt containers. By knowing where your milk comes from, you can be sure to choose milk from grass-fed cows. Not only are grass-fed cows generally living a higher-quality, free-ranging life where they are eating what they should be naturally (i.e. grass and not corn or soy which also increases your exposure to GMOs), but grass-fed cows also produce milk that is more nutritionally dense. For example, most grass-fed cow milk contains nearly 5x more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an unsaturated fat that may help with heart health and assist with weight loss. Continue reading