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Pastured Local Eggs

According to Local Harvest: Eggs from pastured hens contain up to 20 times more healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those their less fortunate cousins, factory hens. One of the first things we did after moving back to the land of color was find a local source of fresh, pastured eggs! These wonderful chickens (and their

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Making Multigrain Bread

Keeping the kitchen toasty while the snow falls outside! This bread is hearty, delicious and goes really well with fresh soup! Note, I am at 6000 ft altitude, measurements are approximate 1 cup poolish (starter)*1/4 cup water1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon milk1/4 cup honey1/8 cup molasses (unsulphured)1 egg1 teaspoon unrefined salt1 tablespoon raw

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Blueberry Lavender Honey Ice Cream

It is 100 degrees outside and blueberries are on sale. To me that sounds like an invitation to make homemade ice cream. Blueberries make a lovely lavender color ice cream, which inspired me to add lavender as a flavoring. Then I chose to use honey in this recipe because flavor wise lavender and honey compliment

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Making Herbal Labna Cheese

One from the Archives; many moons ago with my elder son 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas and everyone’s mama! Labna is a traditional soft cheese from the Middle East that is made with yogurt. We’ve made our Labna with kefir we cultured ourselves from local raw goat’s milk. Kefir is a cultured

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Essential Mother’s Day Feast

Essential Mother’s Day Feast This month we celebrate Mom and all that she has given us. If nothing else, she gave us life, what we chose to do with it from there is our own business. In return for that wonderful opportunity, making a scrumptious feast is a very nice gesture that everyone gets to

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Lime Light Grilling

As the day wanes and twilight approaches, I’m about to grill up some chicken and corn seasoned with my new “Lime Light” flavored salt – a blend of unrefined sea salts, white and pink peppercorns, paprkia, chili powder & parsley, accompanied by the essential oils of lime zest and thai lime leaves .. add a

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