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Grow a no-FUSS Herb Garden

herb garden

Mary Lennox, the lonely orphan from Hodgson-Burnett’s The Secret Garden, got it right. She asked not for toys, books, or dolls, but for “a bit of earth… to make things grow—to see them come alive.” The wonderment and satisfaction of watching things grow turned a sallow-faced girl into an exuberant gardener and a mindful steward…

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Rekindle Your Love For Salads (free salad recipes)

salad recipes

(This post contains affiliate links) There was a time in the history of salad when iceberg reigned king of the lettuces. Much to the salad lovers relief, bland iceberg lettuce abdicated its throne to more veritable heads of green vegetation. Commandeering the produce shelves, assorted varieties of lettuces, kale, and micro-greens offer robust taste, stunning…

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Essential Foods That Are Better Homemade Than Purchased

homemade food

Make it yourself or buy it? A question lodged in the mind of anyone trying to balance the demands of time, budget, and health. With the help of co-real foodie and busy mom Olivia DeRoos, we devised a short list of the essential refrigerator and pantry staples that are better homemade than purchased. When you…

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3 Savory and Wholesome Asparagus Recipes (and more)

asparagus recipes

My job is to make eating clean, wholesome food simple for you.  Research supports that eating well-grown food from healthy soil that is rich in organic matter produces more nutritious food.  Buying food from a farmer’s market helps you to avoid produce that has been hauled across the continental United States. Whenever possible, eat food…

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3 Ways to Exercise Creation Stewardship From a Gospel Perspective

stewardship, creation care, environmental care

It’s calving season on our farm, and the other day at dusk the last heifer gave birth.  We watch the attentive bovine mama nudge her baby to a far corner of the pasture several times throughout the day. Safely hiding, the calf dozes on and off in the warm spring sun.  It’s a snapshot of…

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Busy Person’s Guide to Clean Food Eating

clean food, real food, farming

In our culture, we have an abundance of food.  Perhaps that is why a pervasive disconnect exists with our relationship to food. Rather than joyful eating, we complicate food which diminishes the pleasure of eating.  In America, we view healthful eating as restrictive and flavorless. In reality, healthy foods offer the gift of nourishment as…

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What You Really Need to Know About Non-GMO and Organic Labels

non-gmo, real food, healthy living

Are you being bamboozled by marketing? Purchasing food is an investment in your health and the health of your family. A wise shopper will make it her goal to know all that she can about the food that fills her grocery cart. I recently fell prey to the marketing villain of product LABELING. Misinformed consumers…

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