Juicing Heirloom & Specialty Tomatoes – Taking Juicing to a Whole New Level

I know what you're thinking. At first glance, the idea of juicing heirloom and specialty tomatoes might seem wildly extravagant. Downright decadent and completely impractical. But honestly, it is nothing short of miraculous, and once you try it, I can promise you, you'll never look back. Heirloom tomatoes are those wildly shaped, rainbow spectrum specimens of tomato gracing gourmet grocers' shelves seasonally with hugely inflated price tags. Even at Farmers [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Juicing, Recipes|0 Comments

5 Potent and Powerful Healing Herbs from the Kitchen Garden

Herbs are potent healers and add wonderful flavors to a wide range of foods. From salads to soups, stews to desserts, baked goods and all manner of dressings and sauces, herbs can transform the flavors of our food. Eat them for their great taste and they will impart their healing as an added benefit. A Family of Culinary Herbs Perhaps most diverse and well used in the kitchen is the family Lamiaceae.   Sometimes called the [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Blog, Fruits and Vegetables, Good Stuff|0 Comments

Cauliflower – The Versatile Cruciferous Companion

While cauliflower 'only’ has a track record of cancer risk reduction of 50% compared to cabbage's 70% risk reduction, that's no reason to scoff at the cauliflower. The biggest factor in getting enough of the potent glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables is eating them on a regular basis: that is, daily. So in this regard, broccoli and cauliflower can end up being real winners for people who do not particularly appreciate [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Why Hidden Sugar Matters and What the FDA’s New Labeling Rule Reveals

If you've spent any time reading about healthy food and healthy diets, you undoubtedly know that sugar is not healthy. But did you know that sugar has driven the rates of diabetes and diabetes type illnesses in the US to 1 in 3 Americans? Or that the cost of these illnesses is now increasing faster than the GDP? This is a serious health challenge, and it looks as if the FDA [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Blog, Good Stuff|0 Comments

9 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Juice Cleanse

1. You should know your fasting blood sugar levels (first thing in the morning) before you begin a cleanse. If blood sugar levels are normal, including fruit juices as a midafternoon treat during a cleanse is fine. Otherwise, restrict higher sugar content ingredients in your juicing plan. Pre-diabetic or diabetic persons should work with their personal health care professional closely during any cleanse. Knowing your fasting blood sugar levels before [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Blog, Juicing|0 Comments

How to Choose the Right Turkey

Choosing the right turkey for your table can be trickier than you might think. You need to decide what you actually want in a turkey to get this right. Need Foolproof? Go Self-Basting If you're looking for foolproof moist meat and are not a stickler for flavor or are intimidated by the entire idea of this holiday cooking thing, then a self-basting, injected bird is probably your best bet. Don't [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments

Six Secrets for a Terrific Thanksgiving Turkey

These steps will make it a breeze to glide through Thanksgiving with the perfect turkey. 1. Choose the Right Turkey for Your Table For us, there's no question, we want a locally raised, heritage turkey from one of our local farmers or the farmers who supply our local butcher. Read this if you want to know more about choosing a turkey. 2. Get Started on Time for a Great Finish [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Good Stuff, Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Food Tip: 5 Things You Need to Know so You don’t Turn Your Grass Fed Meat into Shoe Leather

As many of my readers know, I’m passionate about grass fed meats. Grass fed or pastured meats - meats from animals that have never been fed grain - are becoming very popular because they are so healthy. But the improved health is not the only thing that is different about grass fed meats. How you cook them is different, too. And in this case, what you don't know will definitely affect your [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Blog, Good Stuff|0 Comments

Are You Eating these Spring Superfoods? How to get the Most Powerful Nutrition of the Year While You Can!

Creamy mixed Spring greens, onions, garlic and fresh pastured butter and cream. It is Spring in the Pacific Northwest and a long and lovely Spring it has been, too. This year we've had the longest Spring I can remember, with bouts of sunny warm days inter-mixed with showers and storms all the way back to February. Incredible weather, to be sure. All that sunshine and rain has meant [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

5 Tips for Keeping Warm and Well Waiting for Spring to Show

Kombucha brewing in a covered mason jar We've been thinking a lot about our friends still buried in snow as Spring approaches, and so it seemed appropriate to offer some tips for keeping our energy up while we're still trapped indoors. Here are a few things we do around our house to stay warm, well nourished and powered up even as we wait for the chance to get [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments



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