Delightful Dandelions: Part 4 – The Roots

In the spring time, we enjoyed the greens.  All summer we made use of the flowers.  Now that it is autumn and are putting the garden to rest, it is time to harvest the roots. Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, dandelions and their roots have been used medicinally for hundreds of years for stomach […]

Delightful Dandelions: Part 3–The Flowers

  Flowers–even allergy sufferers can appreciate a beautiful bloom!  Not only do flowers add color and life to our yard and homes, but many varieties of flowers are edible.  Delightful Dandelions  are no exception.  In Delightful Dandelions: Part 3,  you will learn the ins and outs of  harvesting/foraging the dandelion flower for recipes .   Harvesting […]

LMFAO: Look, Musical Farmers Acting Organically

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver–Chickens! (HBO)

  A funny, but poignant observation about chickens,  chicken farmers, corporations, and legislation! Check it out! (Warning: some explicit language)

Delightful Dandelions: Part 2 –The Greens

  Every Springtime, I look forward to the Delightful Dandelions to make their appearance.   For several years now, I have been foraging in my front and back yard for greens to add to salads, stir fry, and smoothies.  Recently I was telling an acquaintance of mine how I look forward to this foraging every year.  Her response? […]

Delightful Dandelions: Part One

  Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved dandelions!  I would pick large bouquets, make flower chains, make wishes as I blew the seeds into the air, and admire the tenacity of the dandelion that grows through sidewalk cracks .   I never understood why people had to kill their whole lawn […]

Book Review: Sunshine and Moonbeams: a Treasury of Poems and Prayers is a poetic harvest!

  Sunshine and Moonbeams: a Treasury of Poems and Prayers is a poetic harvest! By Jeremy Fitzgerald It would seem a great irony that poetry, like its origin in verse, requires any explanation whatsoever.  Nonetheless, poetry, or further, verse, and even deeper, song, is also of thought of as the most beautiful of the basic, […]

5 Must Have Apps For The Foody

Planning and preparing meals in this modern, high tech age is so much easier with these 5 apps for the Foody! 5 apps for the Foody 1. Dinner Spinner Choose your dish, key ingredient, and prep time and let AllRecipes’Dinner Spinner do the rest! The categories are varied and vast. For example, “Dish” includes breakfast, […]

General Recognized as Safe? How GRAS Additives Make it in Food

How do GRAS , or “generally recognized as safe”, food ingredients make it into our food products?  Watch this eye-opening video by Center For Public Integrity explains just how GRAS works.

Why in the World are They Spraying?

Why in the world are “they” spraying toxic aerosols in our skies? Is it Geo-Engineering? Are these called “chemtrails”? Watch the provocative documentary “Why in the World Are They Spraying” and find out.

Buckwheat Sourdoughnuts

Buckwheat Sourdoughnuts Yield: about a dozen doughnuts, give or take Prep: 5 to 10 (active time) mins Cook: 10 (frying in batches) mins Ready In: 15 mins Ingredients •1 cup proofed sourdough starter •1/2 cup buttermilk (not ultrapasteurized) •2 1/2 cups white wheat flour (We use Wheat Montana) •1/2 cup buckwheat flour •1/2 cup grass-fed […]

Book Review: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair–An Examination of Chicago’s Packingtown

Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, investigates the meatpacking industry of early 20th Century Chicago.  The health issues of the meatpacking employees, the less than desirable working conditions, and the inhumane treatment of the animals were scrutinized by Sinclair.  The Darwinian idea of the “survival of the fittest” is evident in the hierarchy of Packingtown—from […]