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Our third was due two days after Halloween 2008. It was customary to drive out to my sister's place so the boys could shell-out with their … MORE
I did my first fast when I decided to have my first baby. DaddyH and I had been slowly making the shift to healthier, holistic (do people … LIVE MORE
The orchard is throwing up apples.
We don't spray for pests or diseases, and we stopped pruning years ago - call it laziness, busy-ness, … LIVE MORE
It was a strange day of intermittent sunshowers. Capricious weather. Mercurial. Jeckyll-and-Hyde. The clouds would part, the sun would … LIVE MORE
I've spent the last several days going through my old seeds and deciding what to use and what to toss. I generally have no trouble … LIVE MORE
A friend of the family once told me: Having one is like having none. Having two is like having twenty.
We have three.
With our … LIVE MORE
Babies are usually ready to start solid foods by the time they are six months old. A few babies will thrive on just breastmilk until their … LIVE MORE
I was worried that my beautiful greens might take a wee bit of a hit tonight (-2 predicted), so we rigged a temporary mini hoophouse over … LIVE MORE
I had to shake up the routine today, so I did three things I haven't done in a long time:
I made a big batch of granola. It's different … LIVE MORE
Today, Christine was liberated from her own mind. Imagine the freedom!
Happy Birthday, Lisa! … LIVE MORE
It's the same story every year: I'm happily going about my daily harvest - bringing in the beets, the potatoes, the tomatoes, the peppers - … LIVE MORE
When Windy was about 18 months old, we decided we wanted another just like him. So, one dreary December day, I borrowed Daddy's toothbrush … LIVE MORE
I don't ever remember October being this dark and wet. Unpredictable, yes, but never consistently dreary and damp.
The annual golf … LIVE MORE
The choice to reproduce, for those of us fortunate enough to have one, is supported by many terms and conditions. Most of these are … LIVE MORE
Our third was due two days after Halloween 2008. It was customary to drive out to my sister's place so the boys could shell-out with their … LIVE MORE
My daughter is two today! And she is officially a girl.
She has spent the last year and a half playing with her older brothers' toys - … LIVE MORE
Tonight we witnessed a beautiful double rainbow and a starling party. … LIVE MORE
I borrowed a cookbook once that promised me quick and easy crockpot recipes using only "five ingredients that everyone has in their pantry." … LIVE MORE
With all of the tomatoes ripening on the counter, it was no surprise to find a few fruit flies flitting around. I detest them. So, in a … LIVE MORE
It was Friday, April 25th, 2003:
DaddyH and I had rented a couple of movies for the weekend, from the local Vietnamese video store. We … LIVE MORE
Our first was born with what some health professionals may have called a "mild deformity". He had bruising across one side of his face … LIVE MORE
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We're eating enormous amounts of fresh raw food from the garden.
Every day we take a bushel basket and head down to collect … EAT MORE
This soup is uber-easy. It's great for using up your home-canned tomatoes and the last of the potatoes and onions in storage. Hopefully, … EAT MORE
I found this recipe in a magazine many years ago, and it quickly became a family favourite. We eat it at every solstice, every equinox. . … EAT MORE
Macadamia nuts are one of the best nuts for producing creamy raw milks, creams, ice creams, and cheeses.
This is my favourite nut milk … EAT MORE
I canned five pints of salsa today. The tomatoes were a mix of Amish Paste, Roma and Hungarian Heart. With night temps back up into the … EAT MORE
Better late than never.
The best time of year to make baby food is late summer or early fall. Peaches, followed by apples and pears, … EAT MORE
I'm taking a hiatus from raw recipe searching. Too many of them are too elaborate or they contain ingredients that are too expensive or … EAT MORE
The original recipe for this Cream of Leek Soup can be traced back to a French cooking course my mother took years and years ago. It was … EAT MORE
The first time I made almond milk was eight years ago. It was relatively easy, and satisfying to make, but it tasted like chalk. It … EAT MORE
The fresh nut campaign continues:
In addition to fresh nuts, nut butters and other nut products need to be stored in the fridge. It's … EAT MORE
It's been a busy summer of gardening, harvesting, cooking and preserving. This year is, for me, the most productive season I've ever had. … EAT MORE
There are certain tools that will make the transition to raw foods easier. You may not want to drop a wad right off the top, but if you … EAT MORE
When we decided to cut out meat, I knew that the old family goulash recipe would need a minor facelift. (Blasphemy!) I decided to … EAT MORE
I had been experimenting with raw bread recipes for a while, and wasn't happy with the texture or flavour of ANY of them, when I finally … EAT MORE
I've been having a green juice every day for several days now. My favourite concoction is as follows:
Juice … EAT MORE
Tonight for supper, we had a raw taco salad and a green juice. The juice was one of the best yet - a variation on Juice Me Green Baby! but … EAT MORE
This recipe is an amalgam of three other baked bean recipes I've tried. It's different every time, but it's always very good. I always … EAT MORE
I like my kids the way I like my food: raw and untainted.
It's fine for any adult to be motivated to make healthy lifestyle … EAT MORE
Today was a balmy 13C and I took my first cuttings of my winter greens. I never eat my salad greens until I've washed, spun, and crisped … EAT MORE
I've always made my own burgers from scratch. I've been using the same recipe for close to ten years now, and they really are amazing. … EAT MORE
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Frost Warning tonight.
Busy day after a busy Thanksgiving weekend. Wanted to can some apple butter and apple sauce, but instead I spent … GROW MORE
All tomatoes are planted - only 18 plants this year, less than half of the previous year - but with a little extra care and diligence I … GROW MORE
I think if we can learn to LIVE Green, EAT Green and GROW Green, then ultimately we will SAVE Green, which is good for our pocketbooks, and … GROW MORE
Three weeks into the year and I've already received all of my seed catalogues. I've spent the last few days laying out my garden plan on … GROW MORE
The first decent harvest of Stupice tomatoes are in the dehydrator. When they've shrunk about 50% I'll freeze them for use in soups, stews … GROW MORE
I have one. Back in the spring, I started half a dozen each of red cabbage, green cabbage and brussels sprouts. The latter grew well in … GROW MORE
Miscellaneous updates for the past week:
Fertilized the tomatoes.
Replanted (third time) yellow beans; eleven of the original twelve … GROW MORE
I've spent the last several days going through my old seeds and deciding what to use and what to toss. I generally have no trouble … GROW MORE
I don't think I've ever watered tomatoes, or any part of my garden, in the month of September. At least, not until this year. I would … GROW MORE
It's been an amazing week for gardening, weather wise. On Monday, I sowed cilantro, green pole beans, yellow bush beans and shelling … GROW MORE
I was worried that my beautiful greens might take a wee bit of a hit tonight (-2 predicted), so we rigged a temporary mini hoophouse over … GROW MORE
The tomatoes received the last pruning of the season this morning. I finally snipped off all the tops, removing any blossoms that won't … GROW MORE
It was a strange day of intermittent sunshowers. Capricious weather. Mercurial. Jeckyll-and-Hyde. The clouds would part, the sun would … GROW MORE
Another frost warning tonight. This time, with help from family, the plants were covered while it was still daylight. It may be the first … GROW MORE
My records indicate that the earliest I've ever planted is April 2. That was in 2004.
This year, I beat it by one day.
On April … GROW MORE
The dehydrator was going all day today. More zucchini and tomatoes. I also decided to try beets this time. They didn't really sweeten up … GROW MORE
I canned five pints of salsa today. The tomatoes were a mix of Amish Paste, Roma and Hungarian Heart. With night temps back up into the … GROW MORE
With all of the tomatoes ripening on the counter, it was no surprise to find a few fruit flies flitting around. I detest them. So, in a … GROW MORE
I like manual labour. I like to see immediate results of my efforts.
Weeding dandelions is a perfect example. I've been pulling them … GROW MORE
Today was a balmy 13C and I took my first cuttings of my winter greens. I never eat my salad greens until I've washed, spun, and crisped … GROW MORE
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