I took the kids blueberry picking this week.  Good heavens, we had fun.  I love that the kids got a better appreciation for the whys and hows of food production.  And, of course, I love the amazing berries we brought home.DSC04429

For you locals, we visited Roberts Family Blueberry Farm.  They use organic practices, have a beehive and chickens, and irrigate with well and rainwater.  The owner, Terry, walked my kids all around the farm and offered lessons they won’t soon forget.

Speaking of gorgeous berries, this summer berry trifle looks both beautiful and easily doable.  (I just can’t take recipes that are too complicated right now.)

Doesn’t this Chocolate Mud Cake look delish?

These raw coconut lemon tarts are a bit of a different kind of treat, but they look yummy, too.

The Paleo Mom shared a really inventive muffin recipe that can be used to create a variety of muffin treats.  Bonus?  It’s grain-free, nut-free and coconut-free.

Hey, do you know what a “canola” plant looks like?  Well, there’s a reason for that.  (Plus lots of other reasons for avoiding the stuff.)

I used to be an elliptical kind of gal, but when I started geeking out on biomechanics, I thought it couldn’t possibly be good for my body to “work out” in such an unnatural way.  Other folks agree with me:

“all of that normal movement that is designed to take place in our toes, feet, ankles, knees, and hips gets jammed into our sacroiliac joints and lower lumbars. This causes what can best be described as a grinding movement”

Yikes!  And,

this area is forced to over-move to compensate for the fixed and under-moving joints of the lower body. This over-moving in a twisting plane creates a mortar and pestle effect, wearing away at your lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints

I have been doing some Tabata-style intervals in my classes: 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest.  But, a true Tabata workout – the one with the research behind it – only lasts four minutes long.  Angry Trainer Fitness talks Tabata here.  (I often joke I’m going to teach a true Tabata class one of these days and then all go out for coffee for the remaining 56 minutes!)

If you have kids, you might enjoy this piece on the six levels of moral development.

Did you hear Jimmy Moore’s interview with Dr. John McDougall?  Wowsers.

Have you ever regrown lettuce from your leftovers?  Here’s a how-to.

I’ve been asked before what probiotics folks should take while on antibiotics.  There’s some good info here on that.

One of my employers recently revised the format of the strength training class I teach to include Range of Motion as one of the stated class goals.  I was so happy and here’s some good info on why.

Does your hip pop when you walk?  Also, a great statement on why we need to consider alignment first before we look for complicated sources of pain.

So many strange aches pains and occurrences in the body happen do to basic postural imbalances. For whatever reason, many people turn to posture and movement as a means to ease pain as a last resort. We would be well served to take a different approach from the start.

VAHunterGatherers.com is churning out some delicious stuff and this recipe for Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip is no exception.

I love KaBoom! and was excited to see this guest blog post on MizFitOnline.

Here’s some interesting data on whether dietary restriction impacts alcohol habits.

And, on that note, I am calling it a day.  Have a great weekend.  It’s still rainy in Atlanta so for those of you elsewhere, live it up for me, okay?

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