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All Blog Posts Tagged 'eating' (6)

Cherries & Strawberries, Mustard Greens & Garlic Scapes, and School's Out . . . for Summer!

Our days are alternating between unseasonably cool--love!--and surprisingly hot--not acclimated yet--so eating has been all over the place. I realized more than being a seasonal eater I am a weather-dependent eater. I don't care if the calendar says June, if it's…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 6, 2015 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Wild Violet Muffins

I've got a Monday Muffin to share with you--another foraged creation. 

After making wild violet sugar and wild violet syrup, and then wild violet granola out of those--it seems only fitting to make wild violet muffins.

These are dainty and delicious.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Getting Kids to Eat Their Vegetables: Easier Said Than Done

My husband and I love to eat healthy, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for our kids. My girls, now pushing those dreaded teenage years, are finally starting to expand their palates to include salads, snap peas and hummus. However, they were absolute terrors when they were younger. As toddlers, their favorite food groups were grease and sugar - and heaven help you if you tried to get them to eat anything else.  We could get them to gnaw on carrots and…


Added by Lucy Clark on February 20, 2013 at 11:11am — 4 Comments

Fresh Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)


I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by making a batch of ice cream. The raspberry canes in the garden are completely doubled over with the weight of this year's crop. Already filling their own corner…


Added by Rachel Brownlee on June 22, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Starting Off Your Little One on Fresh, Homemade Baby Food

Today we're lucky to have Kate Storey, Michigan Mama author, guest blogging for us!


I only consider myself to be “moderately crunchy.”


Sure, I’ll look for more natural ways of living, but I’m not completely ready to live off

the land and give up every modern convenience. I…


Added by Cara Rosaen on April 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments


Believe it or not, kiwifruit (originally known as Chinese gooseberry, native to Southern China) is both locally grown and seasonally available right now in Western North Carolina. A sweet couple from Little Sandy Mush have two very old vines which happened to do very well this year. They explained to me how kiwifruits are picky and… Continue

Added by Rachel Brownlee on November 21, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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