With these last pictures I post in 2010 — also the pictures that *almost* didn’t get posted at all this year — I issue you a challenge. (Call it a friendly suggestion for a New Year’s resolution, or if you don’t “do” those, call it what you like.) In 2011, I challenge you to …
Archives for December 2010
Day to day we can wonder if we’re really going anywhere, or whether we’re just spinning our wheels. But stepping back and surveying larger amounts of time (such as whole years), it is much easier to see God’s hand in the events of our lives. The Lord blessed me and mine continually with His grace and provision. I’m grateful for every good and hard lesson of the last year. I’m also thankful for many who have contributed to the growth and community at GNOWFGLINS this year. Please come back tomorrow to see the pictures that *almost* didn’t get posted in 2010.
My kids think I’m the best mom in the world. Not just because of this clementine ice cream — though that helps. 🙂 My husband, on the other hand, is not a fan. Don’t let that scare you, unless you — like he — do not favor fruity desserts. He much prefers something chocolate-y instead. To each his own. More for the rest of us!
World-wide and far apart — yet united by our shared love, joy, and faith — we can together celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. What a privilege to know and worship Him with you and your family! Thank you for blessing us this year with your friendship and support. May God bless your Christmas gatherings, and fill your hearts with gladness in His birth. With much love, the Harmon Family
My husband and kiddoes butchered a goat last weekend. B. came in the house and asked me what I wanted before they hung it or gave the innards to Areli (our dog), and I said, “The fat, the heart and the liver.” The heart and liver I plan to add to other meat dishes to boost nutrition. The fat was destined for rendering and a multitude of cooking uses: definitely frying, perhaps pastries, and possibly soap.
I recently tweaked my mom’s famous cranberry-orange-apple relish recipe to add a fermentation stage. Natural fermentation adds probiotic benefits and beneficial acids for the gut, as well as increases the vitamins and enzymes. As if that weren’t enough, this relish (like many other lacto-fermented foods) is incredibly yummy. [by Wardee Harmon]
For today’s Real Food Quote Monday (RFQM), I’m quoting from “Keeping A Family Cow” by Joann S. Grohman. This book has kept my head in the game lately, during my alternating euphoria and misery. You see, Gracie, our new Jersey, gave birth to a heifer calf a little over a week ago. Milking has been… well, just read the post. 🙂
Yesterday began the beverages course of the Whole Foods for the Holidays Real Food Progressive Dinner, hosted by Michele at Frugal Granola. Michele’s contribution is a lovely Russian tea. In this post, I’m sharing three of our favorite holiday (or anytime) beverages. What are yours?
Please welcome Millie from Homespun Oasis. Millie went back to work recently. She learned so much from juggling her usual commitment to serving real food on a budget with the added load of spending at least 50 hours per week away from home. In this guest post, she shares all her tips and ideas to make Real Food, Fast a reality for other working moms (or dads). She’s convinced me! This post is full of such wisdom, you’ve got to read every word. Thanks, Millie! –Wardee