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Cooking is Not a Chore

If my kids grow up and I send them out into the world without having some basic, fundamental cooking skills, I have failed as a mom. Cooking is essential to life. It is incredibly important for your soul. You don’t have to cook like a chef on the Food Network. Everything doesn’t have to look…

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Mid-Summer Farm Update

So we don’t actually own a farm. But it’s a really really big garden. So it feels like a farm. I felt like I needed to clarify that if you are thinking, wow she has a farm AND a full-time job AND two kids. When does she sleep? When does she eat? When does she…?…

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11 Ways to Move More (and why you want to)

We all know sitting all day is bad for us. Some research even suggests that sitting for prolonged periods increases your risk of death by 40% (source). What is more interesting is that the research tells us prolonged sitting is a “risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity.” What does that mean? That means,…

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Flea Beetles. Grr.

The first pest of the season has shown itself: The flippin flea beetle, aka Corn Flea Beetle, Potato Flea Beetle and PITA Beetle (I made the last one up). Flea beetles are little jerk bugs that infest apparently everything we’ve planted in the garden. They particularly like brassicas but they’ll munch on beans, lettuce, sweet potato, spinach, watermelon,…

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5 Simple Paleo Food Combinations You’ll Love

Even though following a whole foods diet ala Paleo, Primal, whatever-you-call-it, includes all of the vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and animals the world has to offer – not to mention every spice and herb you can think of – sometimes I get bored.  I find myself wanting a new and exciting flavor. But I don’t want to…

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Spring Showers Bring May Vegetables!

My husband has convinced at least one of our friends and my sister/brother-in-law to buy worms for vermicomposting. He is that excited about worms. Anyway, wanted to do a quick update on the garden situation. Mostly because I found we reference my blog posts about the garden to compare how we did last year at the same…