Homemade Chocolate Sauce With No Refined Sugar

  Oh, normal people. Always giving my kiddos normal people food. Then mommy gets to be the wacko who “doesn’t let” them eat whatever said normal food may be. It’s cool though, I just try to get creative while also turning the situation into a learning experience for the kids. Recently Bridger, who will be […]

Grandparents, Real Food, Kids, and Boundaries.

As a “real foodie” mom (aka, a mom who strongly, strongly prefers her children eat foods containing only ingredients that are indisputably unprocessed foods), I walk a fine line when it comes to eating frequent meals with family members. And an even finer line when it comes to handling situations where family members will be […]

Sneaky Egg Pancakes

A while back my dearest Bridger boy, now three years old, decided he no longer liked eggs. He went from happily eating eggs all the time to flat out refusing them. No biggie, he still eats an egg for breakfast many mornings, except he thinks he’s eating pancakes. He’s been falling for this trick for […]

Preparing for Baby’s First Food

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Jencu, Edited 2014 Baby Quill is almost five months old and before I know it, it will be time to start her on solid foods (at six months). I really can’t believe it-  seems like she was just born yesterday. During her nap time, as I’m rocking her to sleep, […]

Banana Bites {Easy Real Food Snack}

Holy Mackerel, folks. I’d like to officially welcome myself back to the land of the semi-functional. As you know, our precious baby Quill was born about two and a half months ago, and up until a week ago I could only get her to nap in the baby carrier (i.e., on my body… all day). […]

Garden Update: Heirloom Veggies

Yes. We do still have a garden. Not that you would know it from my lack of regular Friday updates…  Sorry about that. I’ve been in crazy baby mode, and poor Farmer Dickie has been doing everything farm related around these parts. Everything. Thank the Lord for that man’s work ethic and energy level. But […]

Eating Local: Week 3 {With Meal Plan}

After two weeks of trying to eat local (see here and here), I’ve come to the conclusion that I am a brat. I realize that might sound a bit harsh, but I’m afraid it’s true. I am so used to being able to get whatever food I want, whenever I want it, that I am […]

How To Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil…

Fermented cod liver oil. Also known as FCLO. Let’s all take a minute to let that sink in, shall we? The oil from a fish’s liver, fermented. I prefer mine blended with a butter oil, for added nutrients, which also makes the texture more of a gel. So we have gelatinous, fermented, fish liver oil. […]

How To Make Homemade Milk Kefir- The EASY Way!

If you’re new to making milk kefir, here are step-by-step instructions on how to make kefir, the easy way! (Note: Yesterday I posted a tip to make your homemade kefir-making much easier. This post gives you step by step instructions from start to finish on how to make kefir the simple way, in case you’re […]

The Original Black Friday Deal: FREE Turkey Stock!

Happy belated Thanksgiving my friends! I hope you had a wonderful meal and much to be thankful for this year. Photo Credit: Ruocaled, Flickr Creative Commons, edited Not to minimize Thanksgiving and the wonderful day spent with family, but I tell you what. I really look forward to making bookoodles of turkey stock after the […]