Why I’m Hooked on Rye

Though we now live off-grid, I once lived near a large city where many farmers and food artisans came to town weekly to distribute their traditional foods at a co-op. It was here that we purchased our weekly raw milk share, grass-fed meats, beef liver and heart, and eventually a rye bread that would change my bread-baking and eating habits forever. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Though we now live off-grid, I once lived near a large city where many farmers and food artisans came to town weekly to distribute their traditional foods at a co-op. It was here that we purchased our weekly raw milk share, grass-fed meats, beef liver and heart, and eventually a rye bread that would change my bread-baking and eating habits forever. [by Shannon Stonger]

KYF #102: How to Find and Develop Your Child’s Talent

What if our children could develop true, valuable, marketable talent even before they leave our homes -- so when they are on their own, they are already passionate and successful experts in their fields? Jonathan Harris is committed to helping his children do just that. Also in today's episode... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/102

What if our children could develop true, valuable, marketable talent even before they leave our homes — so when they are on their own, they are already passionate and successful experts in their fields? Jonathan Harris is committed to helping his children do just that. Also in today’s episode… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Exploring Water Filtration Options {which water filter is right for you?}

If tap water is likely full of dangerous, cancer- and birth defect-causing chemicals and bottled water is nothing more than tap water with a fancy label, what other options do we have? I'm glad you asked! Home water filtration is tricky business, and no one wants to waste their money on expensive filtration systems that don't actually work or that may be harmful. Here are your options, from worst to best. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

If tap water is likely full of dangerous, cancer- and birth defect-causing chemicals and bottled water is nothing more than tap water with a fancy label, what other options do we have? I’m glad you asked! Home water filtration is tricky business, and no one wants to waste their money on expensive filtration systems that don’t actually work or that may be harmful. Here are your options, from worst to best. [by Lindsey Dietz]

Lessons from a 3-Week Sugar Fast

I took a good hard look at how much sugar was in our diet and I wasn't exactly happy with what I found. Even though most were natural sources, we had a whole lot of sweet stuff going on. I knew in order to get our sugar addiction back under control, we were going to have to go cold turkey. Here's what happened... | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

I took a good hard look at how much sugar was in our diet and I wasn’t exactly happy with what I found. Even though most were natural sources, we had a whole lot of sweet stuff going on. I knew in order to get our sugar addiction back under control, we were going to have to go cold turkey. Here’s what happened… [Melissa Norris]

Homemade Herbal Tooth Powder and Toothpaste

You might be thinking about making your own toothpaste because: Questionable ingredients in conventional products, the high price tag on natural alternatives, the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and knowing exactly what you are putting in your mouth. Here's a framework for both tooth powder and toothpaste. You'll be brushing your teeth with your own personal mix in a matter of minutes! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

You might be thinking about making your own toothpaste because: Questionable ingredients in conventional products, the high price tag on natural alternatives, the satisfaction of doing it yourself, and knowing exactly what you are putting in your mouth. Here’s a framework for both tooth powder and toothpaste. You’ll be brushing your teeth with your own personal mix in a matter of minutes! [by Andrea Sabean]