May 142014

The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook - Recipes focus on seasonal cooking of locally available foods, and are based on the Weston A. Price traditional foods diet.

When we were running the family catering business, we often repeated the phrase, “The eyes eat first” – meaning that our food had to look good as well as taste good.  “The Nourished Kitchen:  Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle” is a feast for the eyes as well as an inspiration to savor traditional recipes with a modern twist.  I have the pleasure of receiving a review copy and being able to offer one to a lucky reader as we head into the perfect time to experiment with these farm to table options.

The Nourished Kitchen:  Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

The Nourished Kitchen cookbook is written by Jennifer McGruther of, an award winning traditional foods website.  Her years of managing a farmers market and teaching traditional food preparation shine through in this beautiful new book.

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Oct 312013

Restoration Agriculture -  a vision of renewed soils, diverse ecosystems and healthy watersheds – filled with an abundance of nutrient rich food crops.

Restoration Agriculture:  Real World Permaculture for Farmers is a long overdue call to revolutionize farming as we know it.  Mark Shephard shares a vision of renewed soils, diverse ecosystems and healthy watersheds – filled with an abundance of nutrient rich food crops.  He begins with some background information on agriculture as we know it, and then progresses to the new reality of permaculture farming – restoration agriculture. Continue reading »

Jul 272013

The Planet Whizbang Idea Book for Gardeners - Review and Giveaway

The Planet Whizbang Idea Book for Gardeners:  An eclectic selection of inspiring  project plans, useful tips, and how-to advice for people who enjoy growing their own food by Herrick Kimball offers a great combination of tools, tips and stories to enlighten and inspire just about any gardener.  From sturdy trellis systems, cloches and raised beds to biochar and Brix meters, this is one you’ll come back to year after year.  (Yes, this is written by the creator of the Whizbang Chicken plucker.)

Sprinkled throughout the text are excerpts from old books, magazines and almanacs dating back to the 1800′s.  So often we think we’re creating something new, when we are really rediscovering what was lost.  Take this featured quote by E.P. Roe from The Home Acre (1886) about cheaper vegetables: Continue reading »

Jul 182013

Real Food E-book bundle

Need more ideas for healthy food that’s easy to make and kid friendly?  How about party food that’s good for you as well as delicious?  My fellow Nourished Living Network bloggers have pulled together five real food recipes and resources e-books for only $13.95.  Those of you who’ve been around for a while know I don’t do a ton of promotions, but I do like to share interesting bits and help out good people.  These ladies work hard to help support their families and provide good quality recipes on their websites.  I hope you’ll enjoy the information they share as much as I do. Continue reading »

Mar 182013

Baking with Coconut Flour

Have you ever come across a product and thought, “I wish I would have found this a year ago”?  That’s what I thought when I read Starlene’s Baking with Coconut flour e-book.  Thus far, my attempts at baking with coconut flour have been less than entirely successful.  After reading Baking with Coconut Flour, I’ve got a whole new strategy for using this ingredient, plus a back up plan to recover anything I still manage to screw up.  ;-)  (She gives salvage instructions as well.)

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