Malta’s Ftira

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Malta's Ftira -

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

Fermented Eggs

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers45 Comments

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

Traditional Healing Bone Broth – Chicagoland

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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

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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

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes, Tips14 Comments

How to Ferment Fruits and Vegetables at Home -

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

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Raw Milk KILLS or HEALS? -

  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!

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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.

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food7 Comments

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.

Fermented Beets

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes12 Comments

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