I’ve been excited for days to introduce you to the new contributing writers at GNOWFGLINS. In the coming months, they will bring you inspiring and practical information on homesteading, raising animals, gardening, foraging, preserving, all kinds of recipes, reflections on life, natural care, balancing family and food through real life situations such as moving or busy times, and. so. much. more. This group of writers brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge, a beautiful ability to write from the heart even in a how-to, and gorgeous photography. They’re really special and really talented, and I hope you’re as excited as I am!
Did you know that modern toilets make elimination much more difficult and that changing one simple thing can improve things drastically? We’ve got toilets for sanitary reasons, and that’s good. But this isn’t the body’s natural position for elimination. Using a stool to bring the feet up puts the knee-hip angle in its most efficient position. The best of both worlds. You’ll find my personal review of just such a stool — the Squatty Potty — inside this post, plus a giveaway and an exclusive 20% off coupon.
KYF #034: Listener Questions (genetically modified grains, sourdough bread sans wheat, raw milk souring, bean recipes, and more)
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I’m taking listener questions, including: whether soaking helps with genetically modified grains and corn, whether garbanzo bean flour can be used in sourdough bread, digestibility of garbanzo bean flour, grinding garbanzo bean flour at home, making sourdough bread without wheat, raw milk that sours very quickly to the point of smelling bad, favorite bean and lentil recipes, now what? — where to start with traditional cooking, how to approach loved ones who give candy and processed treats to the kids, and more.
Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions: uses for mint, growing potatoes in a laundry basket, and roasted veggie bites. You can visit posts shared this week, and/or add your own post to this blog hop, too!
It’s hard to believe three years have passed since teaching the Sourdough eCourse with my dear friend Wardee. More surprising still, we continue to receive delectable and nourishing offerings almost daily from the same trusty sourdough starter in exchange for a simple daily feeding or two. I look at most recipes through the lens of sourdough, always wondering if I can up the nutrition and digestibility by including our sour little friend. Today’s recipe is a tasty example of one of my favorite remakes.
My week has been a little topsy-turvy, so today I’m skipping a podcast and instead showing you bits and pieces of our (very in-progress) garden. I’m considering this our first real garden since we moved from California in 2006. Two years ago, we gardened with friends and last year was kind of an experiment — but this year, we’re really doing how we want to do it. I’m excited and look forward to God’s bounty!
Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions: DIY rooting hormone, coconut freezer pops, and sinus home remedies. You can visit posts shared this week, and/or add your own post to this blog hop, too!
A lot of eBook bundles have crossed my desk and here are two more for you to consider. I know full well that you can’t buy them all, but I just want you to know about them in case one interests you. One is just perfect for homesteaders, and the other for fans of Kitchen Stewardship and real food cooking. The first one is available just through tonight at midnight Pacific, so act now if you want it!
KYF #033: Listener Questions (botulism in ferments, tooth decay, rashes from cheese, sourdough challah, candida, and more)
In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, I’m taking listener questions, including: whether botulism is a risk with fermenting, the ratio of salt in ferments, sourdough challah, what’s recommended for a Candida infection, choosing between raw, local milk and store-bought organic milk, whether lacto-fermentation causes dental caries, what to do about being allergic to cheese, the difference between two of my fermenting books, and more.
Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions: Epsom salt uses, brie in GF dough, and an inexpensive crate garden. You can visit posts shared this week, and/or add your own post to this blog hop, too!