Since I don’t get to post as much as I’d like to here on the blog, I wind up sharing a lot over on Facebook. Not everyone is on FB and even there I don’t get to share everything, so I am going to start doing roundups like this in order to share my finds further.
First is a WWII posted I came across on Flickr.
Isn’t that awesome? Overcooking takes the nutrients out of your food, so this is still good advice.
Now on to some links!
Have you ever wondered about Sally Fallon Morrell’s (the founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation and modern mother of traditional foods) home life? Does she really have time to make all those nutrient dense foods she promotes? Yes she does, and then some! Jill from Farm Food Blog took a trip to Sally’s farm this past weekend and posted a LOT of photos and information. Here you can see the property (and what adorable pigs!), here facilities for milking and keeping the fresh raw milk clean, and the cheese making facilities.
Anyone around the northeast who wants to make a visit? I’ll gladly go along for the ride!
Speaking of farms, have you been hearing about the recent farm bill? Maybe you’re not sure what exactly is going on with this bill. Jessica from Delicious Obsessions shares material on the bill and ways you can contribute your voice.
The Nourishing our Children project now has a blog. NOC is dedicated to teaching people about real, traditional food, and how to make kids healthier with it. The post I have linked is information Sandrine shared on Facebook this week regarding candles. If you’re thinking of buying some as a gift, you definitely want to take a look. Conventional candles are a source of indoor air pollution if they’re made of paraffin. Instead of grabbing some candles from a big box store, perhaps look for beeswax or soy candles.
I haven’t had kids yet, but I hope to. In the meantime I keep learning more and more about options for pregnancy and childbirth. Sarah from Healthy Home Economist wrote about her experiences with delayed labor and how she got help with acupuncture. I have to say this sounds like a much less stressful option than getting shot up with medication to force open the womb.
If you’re feeling daring (and not at work) perhaps you’d be willing to consider hearing about giving birth as a pleasurable experience. HellaDelicious shared a story about women having, shall we say, a high level of pleasure during childbirth. It’s not for everyone and not everyone will experience it, but it might help shift our cultural perception of childbirth from one of agony to one of joy.
Are you still looking for ideas of homemade gifts for the upcoming holidays? Food Renegade has some ideas here, and so does Frugally Sustainable. FS is a newer blog and a treasure trove of information and ideas.
What’s happening in the kitchen this weekend?
These are simply aspirations. They might not happen for real. I’m going to try.
If the chocolate I ordered comes in by Saturday, I will be making Jenn’s truffles and peppermint patties, to be gifts for a few people. At the last I can get the other needed ingredients (like spices) and make coconut butter for the patties.
My mom also got a selection of oranges from a friend of hers. Since she doesn’t eat a lot of sugar now and I forget when fruit is in the house, I gotta use up that lovely citrus before it rots. Therefore I am going to try making the orange marmalade recipe in Nourishing Traditions.
What do you all have planned for the weekend?