Archive for October 21, 2015

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How to help your teething child with herbs

When your child is teething, you feel it. It’s rough. I was impressed when I tried Rosamary Gladstar’s High Calcium children’s tea recipe. The recipe works! Also, it taste really good! The whole family can drink it! I am revisiting this recipe because my daughter’s adult teeth are pushing through and she has been extra sensitive lately. A dear friend of mine also asked me recently what she could do to help her teething baby get through the transition.You can...

Date macaroons

What a yummy treat and super easy to make! ingredients: 2 cups of pitted dates 2 cups of shredded coconut method: soak dates for a half hour then blend in blender. Take out dates and mix with 1/4 cup of coconut flakes and form into balls. Roll balls in the rest of your coconut flakes and enjoy!...

Eggplant Caponata

After eating eggplant  caponata almost everyday when I owned a Italian restaurant in San Francisco, you would think I was done with eggplant caponata. But I’m not and with good reason. It’s such a great transition dish from summer to fall with its warm spices & sweet cocoa powder infused in summer tomatoes and eggplant. Also if you don’t have a night shade issue, eggplant is a major cancer fighter! Here is my recipe. Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin olive oil...

Buying a whole organic hog

How to buy a whole hog Buying a whole hog from a farm has many benefits. You can save money, buy from a real farm of your choice, low carbon foot print and there is also a huge connection to where your food came from. Many questions come up when we sell our hogs from our farm SucherNova Farm ( suchernovafarm.com) , so I decided to post the information on my blog. About our pigs: We raise red wattles &...

Witch Switch for Halloween treats

We love halloween around here. One thing we don’t love is how to deal with the candy issue without making my kids feel like they are different from all the kids. We don’t do sugar much considering its SO bad for your body. What we are doing this year is “Witch Switch”. Basically, my children get to go trick or treating for the witch. Once they are done, they leave the candy outside in a bowl for the witch to...

free worksheet maker for teaching writing

I recently found this great site that allows you to design your own handwriting worksheets. You just fill it out & print. I like this since as I have said in prior post, many believe children should write before reading. Copywork seems to be a great thing around here because it keeps my children busy while I cook and they are building a skill. We like theme’s around here, so being able to incorporate these in my themes adds language...

What is a biodynamic farm?

What is Biodynamic Farming? Rudolf Steiner’s Blueprint for farming when our world was realizing that commercial farming was taking a toll on our earth & inhabitants. Biodynamic farming very much focuses on getting the very needed minerals back into our soil & thus our food. As a biodynamic farmer I am constantly reminded that my farm is very much relating with the entire universe as all one organism.  What is Biodynamic Farming?  Biodynamic farming was a concept put forward by...

Giving up veganism to reclaim health and how The Spartan diet was created

I am lucky to have met nutritionist Amira Elgan, having had a similar experience of declined health after being a “healthy” vegan. She has many valid points and “the Spartan” diet that she created makes sense. This is her story, if you are vegan, please just give us a chance to hear what she has to say, this is your health we are talking about. Here is what she posted in her “beyond organic vegan” newsletter. My journey and how...

Herbal Aid for athletes

Now that I have told you all about the new studies about L- glutamine, many athletes have asked me what they do recommend to aid in stamina. If there was something that I thought every athlete should add to their arsenal, it would be mushroom and herbal adaptogens. Put aside creatine, BCAA supplementation, glutamine and any other ergogenic aid. These only address the physical demand (with debatable results), while neglecting the psychological and emotional needs of an athlete, and the biological...

The dangers of fluoride & remineralizing your teeth

When the government has control about what we have in our drinking water, things have gone a little over board… Don’t you think we should have control over if someone puts something in our water? Thank goodness, About 72 percent of the U.S. population drinks water with added fluoride, but these numbers are finally starting to decline. During the last four years, about two hundred jurisdictions, from Georgia to Alaska, have chosen to end the practice of adding fluoride to...