Finding Alternatives to Genetically Modified Food: These Are Not Your Grandma’s Corn Flakes

A logical place to begin your efforts to purge GM food from your diet is with the first meal of the day. Whether your usual breakfast consists of chocolate Pop Tarts or Quaker Oats Granola, if it’s ready to eat you can bet it contains GMOs. Gone are the days of pouring out a bowl of corn flakes or listening to the snap, crackle, pop of Rice Krispies. Sadly, we must also bid farewell to Rice Krispie Treats. … Continue reading

Junket!

If you have a dairy animal, you know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by milk. Some days it’s hard to stay on top of the supply. Especially, if changing it into another product, like cheese, is going to take much time. As I was looking at all the jars of goat milk in the fridge, I wondered what else I could use it for. Something simple. Something I hadn’t tried, yet. Then it hit me…junket. … Continue reading

5 Acres & A Dream The Book Giveaway!

Our friend, Leigh, from the blog 5 Acres & A Dream, has finished a book by the same name detailing their goal of making practical homesteading a reality. This is 262 pages of inspiration for anyone who’s tackled this lifestyle or is still in the dreaming and planning phase. We’ll learn about their successes and failures, view pictures of their progress and get to look over their master plan. There are chapters on food, water and … Continue reading

Choosing & Preparing Nutrient Dense Vegetables & Fruits

Sorry to depart from Alternatives to GM Food Monday, but this couldn’t wait. Before listening to “Science Friday” on November 29th, I didn’t realize how much food has been altered, even before the advent of genetic modification.(See the Resources section at the end of this post for the link to the interview). The alterations occurred over many years and the unfortunate outcome is food that is depleted of some incredible nutrients. However, the thrust of … Continue reading

Advent/New Year/Resolutions/Challenges

When do you make New Year resolutions, and what do you call them? Are you mostly successful or do you lose resolve somewhere about mid-February? December 1, 2013 is the first Sunday in Advent. Because this is the season we prepare for the coming of Christ, and Advent marks the new liturgical year, it’s the time I make New Year’s resolutions. I prefer to call my resolutions “challenges” because that is how they often feel … Continue reading