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Starting a Starter

Taking a break from the regular type of posting here just to talk about life, friends, classes, and my new video camera. As I write, I can hear the goats snoring out the window. They love to lounge in the dirt and the sun.

Tuesday Twister

Chocolate Cake

Welcome to the Tuesday Twister! Link up your Tuesday Twister post and read what’s been cooking in my kitchen. Feel free to share in the comments about your week if you don’t have a blog. So, come on, let’s share what’s twisting in our GNOWFGLINS’ kitchens!

Supporting Fertility eCourse – Coupon!


A new eCourse teaches how to support female reproductive health through natural living and nourishing foods. Donielle Baker, from the Naturally Knocked Up blog, is the teacher; she knows first-hand about issues surrounding hormones, fertility, conception, and health. In 2002, she was diagnosed with PCOS (poly-cycstic ovary syndrome). She’s offered GNOWFGLINS readers an incredible coupon and a giveaway for a free enrollment.

USDA Dietary Guidelines 2010 – Baloney!

industrialized food-pyramid

The USDA put out a draft of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. They are not motivated by truth and the health-giving properties of nutrient-dense foods. Instead, the proposed dietary guidelines will increase reliance on processed foods, leading to increased modern diseases, and greater reliance on pharmaceuticals. Your voice is needed NOW to speak for God’s nutritious foods.

Sourdough Spice Cake

Sourdough Spice Cake

We loved, loved, loved this spice cake! The souring process is easy and worth the effort to prepare the wheat for maximum digestibility. Whole wheat flour is wonderful. This cake needs hearty, I think. But if you differ, feel free to use whole wheat pastry flour for a lighter cake. Also, a very special announcement at the end of this post which you need to read.

Lacto-Fermented Homemade Ketchup


Is it crazy for ketchup to bring me such a smile? Honestly! I didn’t know if I should name this delicacy “Oh My Lans Ketchup!”, “Mercy Sakes Ketchup!”, or “You Are Never Going to Believe It Ketchup!”. When I think about this delicious, simple, and nutritious condiment, I can only shake my head. Enjoy the taste and tang of summer year-round with this lacto-fermented treat! Your gut will thank you… as will each of your friends and family members! [by Erin VanderLugt]