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…

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ButcherBox, grass-fed

{This post contains affiliate links} A few years ago I wrote a post about how to navigate the potentially muddled grass-fed beef market. All of the misleading information out there about grass-fed meat propelled me to try and inform my readers about how deceptive the grass-fed label can be. As I researched the grass-fed topic,…

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real food, responsible,mindful eating

Christian comedian Tim Hawkins delivers a hilarious quip about eating: “Lord bless the bag of Cheetos and this big gulp Dr Pepper. Lord change the molecular structure of this food…change the Cheeto into a carrot stick on the way down Lord.” The first time I heard Tim deliver this monologue in the form of a…

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obstacles to healthy eating

The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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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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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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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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