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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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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real food revamp

{This post contains affiliate links which means that I receive a small commission from items purchased from this site. Thank you.} Eating should be a joyful event that we are privileged to participate. Processed foods, diets, digital scales, food replacement programs cast a dark shadow over food concealing its intended purpose. Food radiates the goodness…

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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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