Her daughter chats up the Queen of England on Christmas morning, she runs away to Paris with her husband for the weekend, and she makes beer out of wild nettles. The Kitchn has featured not one, but two of her kitchens – one in Portland and one in Bavaria. Oh and she surfs – on couches. Continue ReadingRead More »
Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s guest post comes from Carolyn Erickson, a Weston A. Price chapter co-leader and blogger at Real Food Carolyn. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us, Carolyn!
A few years ago, I happily experimented with the introductory basics such as homemade chicken broth, cultured yogurt, and basic lacto- fermented sauerkraut. These were flavors that I already knew and loved … although preparing the foods in my own kitchen made them even more delicious to me! Continue Reading
To her chest, whispering soothing words over his tiny, 2lb 3 oz frame. Doctors told her that he had died, but something unexpected happened as she prepared to say goodbye. About 5 minutes after Kate drew him close and began talking to him, Jaime moved. Continue ReadingRead More »
Dig deep now and be your most authentic self, okay? This is a safe place . . . you won’t be judged for saying the wrong thing. No, really. I’ll love you no matter what your answer is. Ready? Alright. Here goes: Continue ReadingRead More »
It’s true. Many cosmetics, especially mineral-based products, use nano-particles to “protect” skin from the suns rays. The theory goes that since regular-sized particles of zinc and titanium are a non-toxic way to prevent skin from burning, smaller particles can do the same without creating the “lifeguard nose” effect. Essentially, they absorb and/or reflect light differently so that your skin doesn’t turn chalky white after application. Continue ReadingRead More »
Daddypotamus and I recently discovered the ruins of an old cottage, complete with 1940’s era washing machine, chimney and a stash of vintage mason jars. Carrying my loot home, I wondered if there was something special I could do with them. If you’re looking for a few ideas also, here are 50 I think you’ll love: Continue ReadingRead More »
Across the Sahara to fetch a flower whose nectar will make your eyes sparkle like the dew from a thousand snowdrops?
I can’t help you with that.
However, if your plans are slightly less ambitious this year – say, have your kids cooperate without nagging or yelling, nourish your family with time to spare, get out of debt and kick mom guilt to the curb – well I have just the thing for you. Continue ReadingRead More »