Are you scared of “fermented” foods?

Twenty years ago, I learned about cultured, or fermented, probiotic-rich living foods. I was a total freak at the time. I was very alone. I knew a few older ladies who were “into” it, but I didn’t dare tell my peers what I was doing. Or my in-laws. I was slowly becoming an alien life…

Will drinking store-bought kombucha heal my gut?

will kombucha heal my gut?

The really short answer: I really don’t think so. I’ll explain. I do like the trend in health food stores of offering raw, fermented food products. I don’t love the price tag. A small package of raw sauerkraut costs, literally, 30 times what I spend making mine. I have 8-year old RAW sauerkraut in my…

Half-Raw Vegan Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Here is the recipe—coaches loved it, and my kids gobble Patty’s Reuben sandwiches (with my raw sauerkraut). Patty’s Half-Raw Vegan Reuben Corned Beef Patties In a high-speed blender combine: 2 cups of black beans 3 cups of veggie pulp (I used the pulp from cucumber/beet/carrot juice) 1 cup of sprouted sunflower seeds 3 Tablespoons caraway…

Wall-E

I just took the kids to the dollar movie tonight, Wall-E, for the last night of the “Staycation” we’ve been having for their fall school break.   If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a robot that is the only remaining life form on Earth, since humans destroyed it with  profligate consumption and garbage pileup…

It just keeps giving! On extending the life of the garden—

It’s going to freeze any night now, and I’m leaving town, so we undertook a family project today  to bring  in most of the remaining garden crops.   Since I quit  putting up  sugar-added, processed food in jars years ago, I’ve learned new ideas to preserve nutritional value in my garden’s yield.   Here’s how…