Harvesting wild mushrooms is definitely something we want to do! The first year we lived here, we had a guy do some tree work for us. He and his family were into hunting mushrooms – and he brought us a bag full of golden chanterelles and were they awesome! I sauteed them and they tasted so earthy and meaty. So I’m really excited to tell you about a book, “A Visual Guide to Harvesting Mushrooms” by Leota McKenzie. I flipped through it the other day when at Localvore in Sutherlin, Oregon.
Archives for July 2009
What do you pack to eat when travelling? With some preparation beforehand, you won’t need to turn to prepackaged, processed, “travel-friendly” foods. These are not good for you, and often carry a high price tag. The stress of being away from home, no matter how fun the trip is, weakens our bodies. We are outside of our comfort zone, exposed to a different toxin load, and often suffer from lack of sleep. So traveling is one of the most important times to keep up good eating habits. And with some ahead of time preparation, the time of traveling can really be fun and healthy, not only because you and your family feel like you’re feasting, but because you (the cook) can relax and enjoy the time fully, knowing that your family is eating well!
Like I promised, here’s the recipe for Probiotic Potato Salad. I served it not only to my immediate family, but also to extended family. They enjoyed it immensely and were none the wiser (until I fessed up). Unless they were just being nice, I think they didn’t realize they were eating something so good for their gut!
My daughter B. got home from California in time to help me with the drawing for the quart-sized jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. We had alot of entries – very exciting! After a safe and secure drawing (eyes closed and double checking the number of entries), she drew the winner’s name. Congratulations to…
I revisited my old herb seasoning salt recipe, to make it even better. I realized the other day that I haven’t made any in awhile. This morning, I made a batch to re-stock the cupboard, but it is even better now – both in taste and its nutritional benefits!
We enjoy these every night. It’s a ritual now! They make a great and tasty dessert, but they’re packed with all the benefits of kefir!
I’m excited to announce a giveaway for a quart-sized jar of Tropical Traditions’ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. It is made from organic, fresh coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines. Small-scale family businesses produce this oil in small batches, taking great care and pride in their work. The pure coconut water from inside the coconut is used to extract the coconut milk using the traditional method of fermentation. Visit the post to see a video and read entry instructions.
I am about to embark on sourdough bread making, and want to ask for your advice. I got my sourdough starter from Cultures For Health. It comes dehydrated, and I must mix it with water and flour to get it going and bubbling, ready to produce. I am so excited to do this! In this post, I’ll share what’s so special about sourdough bread and why it is much better for people than yeasted breads.
As I sit here savoring a bowl of local, organic cherries (and trying not to stain or dirty the keyboard), I want to share three ways to save money during this season when the local, naturally-grown fruit is abundant and delectable. [by Wardee Harmon]