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Sustainability

A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

The new year is upon us, and with it comes planning out the garden!  I love gardening!  There is just something so therapeutic about it, and there are many health benefits one gains from growing their own food!  Even if you have a less than […]

The Wonders of Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Since most of the continent seems to be in a deep freeze at the moment, I can’t help but appreciate all the ways I have to keep warm. Not the least of which is utilizing ethical, sustainable, renewable resources from the animal kingdom.  Wool has long […]

What the Health, a [vegan] film review

What the Health, a [vegan] film review

I found this a thoughtful response to the recent “What the Health” stir. Ethically- and sustainably-sourced meat and other animal products play a very important role in supporting health and healing (as do a varied and broad selection of vegetables and fruits)!

Balsamic Liver Lettuce Boats

Balsamic Liver Lettuce Boats

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Most folks I run across do not go out of their way to eat liver.  Some studiously avoid it. […]

Pidpenky (Ukrainian Creamed Mushrooms)

Pidpenky (Ukrainian Creamed Mushrooms)

Most cultures in the world have traditional dishes that are centered around, or include, mushrooms.  The Ukrainian culture is no different.  In fact, mushroom gathering for Ukrainians is quite the thing!

Plains Pie

Plains Pie

If it’s made with lamb, it’s a shepherd’s pie.  Made with beef? That’s a cottage pie.  If it’s made with bison, what is it?  Allow me to introduce you to the Plains Pie! 

Seed Starting 101

Seed Starting 101

You know spring is close when the seed order arrives!  That’s right, the babies are here!  My package from T&T Seeds was there waiting for me when I got home from work today! 

Water Kefir Part II – Taking a Break & What to do with all the Extras

Water Kefir Part II – Taking a Break & What to do with all the Extras

Taking a Break We all have seasons in our life.  Some are busier, crazier, more hectic than others.  There are times when I just don’t have the time or mental resources to add even one more little thing.  Sometimes that one thing is making kefir. […]

Water Kefir Part I – Making Water Kefir

Water Kefir Part I – Making Water Kefir

I was a little nervous to jump into fermented foods.  I didn’t have any objection to the idea of consuming fermented foods, but making them was just something I had not ever done before.  The idea of delving in just intimidated me.  I know, I know, […]