Its done. The chickens were harvested. They were actually harvested back at the beginning of November. And I am just now getting this post to you. I struggled with what EXACTLY to share with you. I mean, it is a post about killing chickens. Yikes. In the end, I have decided to share with you my experience in how … Read More
Best Posts of 2015!
2015 has come to a close and we can’t thank our readers enough for all of your support! We couldn’t do this without you! We wanted to share with you our top posts for 2015! These are the posts that got the most traffic all year! We hope you enjoy them, if you haven’t seen them already! We wish … Read More
Traditional Greek Salad Recipe
The other day I was looking at a beautiful bowl for garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and was inspired to make a true Greek salad, taking me back to our wonderful family vacation to Greece. There is nothing tastier than garden fresh tomatoes, in my opinion! And a true Greek salad is different than the ones we get here in … Read More
My family and I recently returned from an amazing vacation around the Mediterranean. I had never been to that part of the world before, so I was really looking forward to exploring! My children have never been outside of the United States and my husband and I were most excited about all of the different cultures they would experience. And … Read More
Yes, fermented eggs. You may think, is that even possible? Yes!!! It IS possible and they are fantastic. I have had pickled eggs before which are delicious. I had an abundance of chicken eggs last week and thought I would go ahead and pickle them. But then I thought, why not ferment them?? We love eggs and we love fermented … Read More
The Offal Truth: Organ Meats aren’t Awful!
Okay, be honest. How many of you just thought “eeewwwwww” or “oh, HELL no”? Its okay to feel that way – I did, too!! Growing up, the only organ meats to ever cross my lips were in the gravy my mother made at Thanksgiving from the giblets from the turkey. And I didn’t know there were organs in the gravy! … Read More
Traditional Healing Bone Broth – Chicagoland
Traditional Healing Bone Broth Ever hear the term “Chicken Soup cures all”? Well, that didn’t arise from store bought chicken soup but rather chicken soup made with a chicken adn the bones. All traditional cultures made use of bones, usually in a nutritive bone broth. Sadly, the use of homemade meat broths to produce nourishing and flavorful soups and sauces … Read More
Fast Ferments – Chicagoland
Fermentation is an ancient form of food preservation full of enzymes and probiotics, which can help your digestion and health. Examples of common fermented foods are yogurts, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, kimchi, and real pickles. Learn the health benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet with these simple, tasty treats. Recipes demonstrated include fermented versions of delicious foods such as … Read More
How to Ferment Vegetables – Quick Start Guide
Fermenting fruits and vegetables at home can be a daunting task. I know when I first started, I was afraid I was doing it all wrong. But, fermenting doesn’t have to be frustrating! There is a simple technique that can be used to ferment almost everything! Do you ever wonder how to ferment vegetables? Well, wonder no more! You know we … Read More
This “Scary Drink” May Resolve Your Troubling Health Issues
Download Interview Transcript Visit the Mercola Video Library By Dr. Mercola The U.S. Centers for Disease Control have long claimed that between 1998 and 2008, there were two deaths from raw milk. This number is often used in media reporting about raw milk. But those illnesses actually appear to have come from a form of cheese that isn’t legal … Read More
Learn to Eat Like Your Grandparents Did!
One of the things we hear time and time again is to start to eat Real Food, you really have to channel your inner-Granny (or inner-Great-Granny). It is so interesting to look back on past generations, who spent their time cooking with REAL ingredients….their effort and their wisdom provided health and wellness for themselves and their families. Kathy Block, author … Read More
I drink RAW milk.
Yep. You read that right. I drink raw milk. My milk comes straight from the cow to me. No middle man really. The only way my real milk could be fresher is if I were to milk the cow myself. But, let’s be real here, I don’t have the time for that.
Coffee and Gelatin Drink: How and Why You Should Drink This!
I have been reading about the health benefits of gelatin in the diet for many months. “I need to do that” I kept telling myself. My options as I knew them were to just start drinking lots of bone broth, or make snacks like marshmallows and gummy snacks. Now, I know there are more options out there as far as … Read More
Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms
Are you wanting to make the transition to Real Food but don’t think you have the time? Are you a busy mom who thinks it is just too complicated to cook nourishing foods for your family? Are you afraid your family will turn their noses up at the Real Food you make? I used to think all of these things, … Read More
It is no mystery that Oh Lardy loves fermented foods. In fact, I have shared many times that my kids really enjoy the dilly carrots. They seem to disappear from the jar faster than I put them in there! Either, I just really love beets or I needed to ferment something new. Whatever it was resulted in fermented beets. It’s … Read More
Well, my second batch of sauerkraut has been harvested from my fermenting crock and my crock was looking so sad and lonely all empty like that. We have enough ‘kraut to last us a while now. But I just couldn’t leave my crock with nothing to do! It needed a job. And that job was pickles. I gathered my ingredients … Read More
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