Start your day with this!

Start your day with this! | The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it's often overlooked. I know this because I myself -- a person who cares a great deal about healthy living -- have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that... | GNOWFGLINS.com

The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it’s often overlooked. I know this because I myself — a person who cares a great deal about healthy living — have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that… [by Wardee Harmon]

Local Food 101: Sheep and Goats

Local Food 101: Sheep and Goats | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss sheep and goats, including processing options and how to find good recipes. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss sheep and goats, including processing options and how to find good recipes. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]

Classic Cherry Clafoutis

Classic Cherry Clafoutis | Cherry season is nearly over, but until the last fruit drops from the tree, I will be reveling in the summer sweetness only cherries can offer. I'm a sucker for creamy, silky-smooth custards in all their glorious forms and cherries are a perfect vehicle for the classic French flan that is a sultry ménage à trios of pancake, custard, and cake -- the clafouti. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Cherry season is nearly over, but until the last fruit drops from the tree, I will be reveling in the summer sweetness only cherries can offer. I’m a sucker for creamy, silky-smooth custards in all their glorious forms and cherries are a perfect vehicle for the classic French flan that is a sultry ménage à trios of pancake, custard, and cake — the clafouti. [by Kresha Faber]

Is Your Hot Dog Toxic or Nutritious?

Is Your Hot Dog Toxic or Nutritious? | Does hot dog = junk food in your mind? A hot dog can definitely be one of the more horrible junk food meals you feed your family, but there are actually many ways to turn a toxic hot dog into a nutritious meal. Don't "give in" to eating a hot dog at the family bonfire -- just take some extra steps to ensure you're eating the right ingredients, not the toxic ones! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Does hot dog = junk food in your mind? A hot dog can definitely be one of the more horrible junk food meals you feed your family, but there are actually many ways to turn a toxic hot dog into a nutritious meal. Don’t “give in” to eating a hot dog at the family bonfire — just take some extra steps to ensure you’re eating the right ingredients, not the toxic ones! [By Roz Mignogna]

KYF #082: 7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired

7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired | Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/82

Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (plus how to make it in a Ziploc!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream | Nothing beats the heat of August like a few scoops of ice cream. We almost always have homemade ice cream in the freezer. When you take the time to make ice cream from scratch with nourishing ingredients, your reward is a healthy food. This ice cream could be eaten for breakfast without too much guilt! Plus, how to make it in a ziploc! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Nothing beats the heat of August like a few scoops of ice cream. We almost always have homemade ice cream in the freezer. When you take the time to make ice cream from scratch with nourishing ingredients, your reward is a healthy food. This ice cream could be eaten for breakfast without too much guilt! Plus, how to make it in a ziploc! [by Lee Burdett]

Country Mouse v. City Mouse

Country Mouse v. City Mouse | Do you remember the fable, The City Mouse and The Country Mouse? The country mouse leaves the country to visit his cousin in the city and becomes enamored by the luxuries of city life but eventually he finds that they come at a dangerous price. The city cousin visits the country cousin's home as well, but he dislikes the simplicity and boredom. I confess that life in the country is infinitely more simple, but I do not find it boring -- not with the chores. ;) | GNOWFGLINS.com

Do you remember the fable, The City Mouse and The Country Mouse? The country mouse leaves the country to visit his cousin in the city and becomes enamored by the luxuries of city life but eventually he finds that they come at a dangerous price. The city cousin visits the country cousin’s home as well, but he dislikes the simplicity and boredom. I confess that life in the country is infinitely more simple, but I do not find it boring — not with the chores. ;) [by Tracey Vierra]

KYF #081: Homesteading “From Scratch” with Melissa Jones

Homesteading "From Scratch" | Homesteading "from scratch" in North Carolina, Melissa Jones and her family inspire us that we can accomplish amazing things with a simple determination to make do. They also produce a beautiful, free, online magazine just for homesteaders -- From Scratch Magazine. Get to know Melissa and her family, plus more about the magazine, through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/81

Homesteading “from scratch” in North Carolina, Melissa Jones and her family inspire us that we can accomplish amazing things with a simple determination to make do. They also produce a beautiful, free, online magazine just for homesteaders — From Scratch Magazine. Get to know Melissa and her family, plus more about the magazine, through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]