Category Archive for 'Food'

I had my annual physical a few weeks ago. I see a fabulous functional medicine M.D. and her nurse practitioner. Put simply, I love the care I get there. They assess my weight, height, body fat, muscle mass and muscle mass distribution with this fancy-pants machine that I would name if I had any clue […]

Longtime readers of this blog know nothing about me if they don’t know this one thing: I love chocolate. Not just any chocolate. I love very dark, high quality chocolate. And I eat it. Every. Single. Day. Since soy and dairy cause me some trouble, I have to be picky with my chocolates. And, since […]

Say (Artisanal) Cheese!

If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know that a few times a year I travel with the kiddos down to the South Carolina low country where my mom lives. You also know that one of the highlights is the Bluffton Farmers Market. I’ve blogged in the past about some of my favorite vendors here  and […]

We spent last week on Florida’s 30A and enjoyed not one but two amazing Farmers’ Markets while we were there. One of our favorite vendors was Ocheesee Creamery. Their cows are grassfed which meant we noshed on a little Mint Chocolate Chip and Salted Caramel ice creams with full knowledge that we were also getting some […]

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately from friends who are interested in making their own sauerkraut. If four people have approached me personally in the past two weeks, then I’d bet there are others of you out there who are flirting with the idea of fermenting, too. This post’s for you. I’ve titled it […]

Plants-a-palooza has come and gone and now it’s time to reflect on lessons learned. Please chime in with your comments here, on Facebook or via Twitter. (And, yes, I have an affiliate link in here. If you buy, I benefit. You don’t pay more, though.) Lesson #1 – I don’t use herbs enough. Talk about low-hanging […]

I’m having a party, and you’re all invited! Get ready for Plants-a-palooza 2014! One of my personal goals is to increase the DIVERSITY of the plant material that I eat. Now, I am not necessarily talking about increasing the actual amount of plant material, although that may be a byproduct, but instead, working towards consuming […]

(Affiliate links! Affiliate links! This post contains affiliate links! Buy from them and you will help fund my blogging efforts but – BONUS – you don’t pay any more than if you went straight to Amazon yourself.) I’ve made no secret about my love for chocolate. I like it dark (only 70% and above, please) […]

I want to walk you guys through two fantastic lectures I heard at the Weston A. Price annual conference this weekend in Atlanta.  Despite the acrimony from the WAPF towards the Paleo/Primal community that I detailed here, I attended some events Friday and Saturday and walked away with a renewed energy on the topic of […]

It’s summer and my berry hoarding tendencies are at their peak. I’ve often chuckled at people who post recipes at this time of year with myriad of ways to “use up all those excess berries.” Who has excess berries? No such thing. That being said, the sad reality of a berry-obsession is that if you […]