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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I can see clearly now...

The rain is gone! June is finally looking like June in California. :) Yeah!

So much has been happening here. Our gardens are growing well and we are already harvesting summer squash. I have been sauteing it with onions, garlic, red bell pepper, sausage and mixing that into scrambled eggs. We top it off with cheese. Yum! Our "pig experiment" worked fantastically and I can tell you from first-hand experience that fresh pork is The. Best. pork you have ever had. Even the sausage is superb. We will cook our last ham tomorrow.

I have been like a whirlwind in the kitchen this last month. I have been reading all sorts of books on nutrition and health and wanted to share a bit of that here. The first book is actually the second on the subject that I read, by Gary Taubes, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Not only is it FULL of fantastic recipes, but the author, Sally Fallon, also explains the "why" behind the food choices we should make. I have been a busy mama trying recipes in Nourishing Traditions and visiting my old favorite resources online searching out how to make sourdough starter, ferment my bread, (and here is why), sprout my wheat, and ferment oatmeal! I am also trying to make yogurt in the crockpot (Update! It worked!!) It is very exciting to me to see that we can make changes that are worthwhile to all of us even if we are being careful with the amount of carbohydrates and sugars we ingest. The children have gotten on board and have been excited to see what we should and what we shouldn't do. I love the conversations about what is going on inside our bodies. They are really listening. :)

If you are interested, but want a "primer" on the subject, this article might help to flesh out the information. I found it fascinating reading.

And lastly, I wanted to let you know of an online homeschool supply resource that I literally found by accident one day while searching for Omnibus. It is a wonderful homeschool family company that has a LOT to offer--even used books at reduced prices! Check them out!

Exodus Books - Educational Materials, New and Used Books, Family-Friendly Literature, and More!

Exodus Books - Educational Materials, New and Used Books, Family-Friendly Literature, and More!

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