Nurturing our roots and relishing life

Winter

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 […]

2017 Paleo Soup Round-up (AIP, Whole30)

2017 Paleo Soup Round-up (AIP, Whole30)

January is soup month.  There are few things quite as comforting or nourishing as a good bowl of soup.  Full of healing bone broth, nutrient dense veggies, and quality meats, you are bound to find something to please in this round-up! From hearty stews to […]

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

This Saturday, January 6, we will gathered in our home to celebrate Christmas as we do every year at this time. My ancestors were Ukrainian immigrants instrumental in settling western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.  They came from humble means to […]

AIP Appetizers – Valentine’s Day Edition

AIP Appetizers – Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s in the air.  It’s in the stores.  It’s in the sappy Hallmark cards you buy because that’s what you do this time of year.  As St. Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts inevitably turn to love. Not to take away from those of you who […]

Lamb Curry

Lamb Curry

Mmmmm… lamb curry. A favourite spicy comfort food that had to be abandoned when I went AIP and the nightshades, dairy, and seed-based spices had to go.  At least that’s what I once thought.

Creamy Seafood Chowder

Creamy Seafood Chowder

One of my favourite things about the long, cold, dark, Canadian winters, after Christmas of course, is all the wonderful comfort foods you justifiably indulge in until spring decides to arrive. Rich, creamy soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, pies… you get the point. Those of us […]