How did I and my family get into raising our own raw dairy? What’s the “magic” of culturing dairy and making cheese? Why is homemade cultured dairy so healthy? How is every cultured dairy or cheese recipe the same — just tweaks of the same basic process? What’s the best milk for culturing? How can culturing go wrong? All that and more on today’s podcast.
Archives for September 2012
Have you heard this phrase before? “Eggs, AGAIN? Can’t we have something else?” Unless you’re allergic, you can end up eating a lot of nutritious eggs — on GAPS especially, but even following a traditional food diet. Fixed the same way, time and time again, lots of people get tired of them, even sickened at the thought of eating any more. Well, we can’t have that, can we? So with that in mind, I asked fellow bloggers and GAPS series contributing writers Katy and Mindy to help me compile a whole bunch of egg dishes to beat the egg-boredom-blues. You won’t be sick of eggs ever again!
We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today’s featured farm is Goat Song Farm. You get to meet Caitlyn and discover all she is doing on her small acreage.
I’ll be taking listener comments and questions on my weekly podcast. In this post, you can find out how to submit them. Plus, I share lots of listening and subscription options — iTunes, Stitcher, and the Podcasts app from Apple.
Why did Nance from Homesteader Supply move her homestead from Arizona to Wisconsin? What’s it like to move your beloved animals cross country? How do you improve pastures in a new place? All that and more on today’s episode of Know Your Food with Wardee.
Last spring, I spoke with someone who was interested in my book on fermentation. She said, “Can I ferment without salt? Because my doctor says I can’t have salt.” Her question stunned me and I didn’t know what to say. You see, I’ve been enjoying real salt for so long that I’ve developed tunnel vision. I completely forget there’s another world out there where salt is evil. In this post, I’ll introduce you to salt and clay (the real stuff), and then we’re going to have a giveaway!
According to Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, 80% of people will get better on the GAPS nutritional program alone. In other words, by following the advice in her GAPS book, most people will heal in an average time period of two and a half years. However, 20% of people will need GAPS plus more to find full healing. She calls this adding the “cherries on top”.
You may have noticed that I’m now-more-often-than-not spelling my name as Wardee. Since I’ve gotten more than a few questions about it, I’d like to share with everyone what’s behind the change. It’s simple. I’m trying to help you out.
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, Wardee visits with Joseph Bray from WholesomeFamilyFarm.com. Joe, with his wife and almost eight children, runs a raw dairy herdshare farm in Cottage Grove, Oregon. We talk about raw dairy farming in Oregon, natural handling of mastitis, and resources for those interested in finding or raising raw dairy. This is Part 2 of 2.