Cool modular rainwater collection system!
Cool modular rainwater collection system!
Have you heard of Biodynamic farming or gardening? Check out this very in depth and interesting article over at EdibleMadison that offers a great explanation.
“In 1924, Austrian philosopher, scientist, social reformer and father of anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) introduced a series of eight lectures on agriculture. These lectures are known as the Agriculture Course Lectures and form the early foundation of biodynamic agriculture—the first intentional form of organic agriculture.”
I’m a huge fan of the website Nourished Kitchen. I find their site is really good at creating a sense of nourishment not only for the body but beyond that. Almost anybody can put together a bunch of sugary ingredients for a pecan pie and have it taste pretty darn good but what about how it makes you feel about how it could be impacting your health? It takes added skill to not only come up with a recipe that is delicious but one that doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve done something terrible to your body. They are just really good at creating recipes that tastes great and you can feel good about. That’s why several months ago I signed up for their newsletter. Today I received this amazing recipe for Maple Pecan Pie in my inbox and had to share it with all of you. Here are the ingredients. If you’d like to actually make it take a look at Nourished Kitchen for the instructions. I’m definitely going to give it a try during the holidays.
1 1/2 cups sifted sprouted spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt3/4 cup cold lard chopped into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup very cold water
1/2 cup whole, unrefined cane sugar
1 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter melted
1 tablespoon vanilla bean powder
1 1/2 cups pecan halves preferable soaked overnight and dehydrated
via Maple Pecan Pie.
I’ve been searching for great appetizer recipe and when I came across this recipe on MyRecipes I just knew I had to try it. It originated in the 2009 Southern Living Cookbook. The only issue I have with it is that I would have to refrain from eating the whole plate! I had a reader suggest to omit the olives, chives and pepper and instead add chopped dried cranberries. I think I like her version even better!
By the way, if you are wondering about the photographer of the amazing pecan appetizer photo go check her website out. Jennifer Davick Photography She has some amazing images. I love great food photos and if I ever get around to writing that cookbook I have dreams of writing then I know who I would like to do the photography!
“Cream Cheese-and-Olive Pecan Bites Recipe”
“3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup finely chopped pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon pepper
80 large toasted pecan halves
Stir together cream cheese, olives, chives, and pepper. Spread onto 40 large toasted pecan halves; top with 40 large toasted pecan halves, forming sandwiches.
Something tells me this amazing place would not meet any American building codes. But I find it amusing, creative and fantastic!
“The Krzywy Domek is an irregularly-shaped building in Sopot, Poland. Its name translates in to English as the Crooked House.”
With two little ones this recipe for Homemade Boo-Boo Salve from Mrs Happy Homemaker is just the perfect thing to have on hand. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup dried comfrey
1/4 cup dried calendula
2oz beeswax (equals out to 2 of the 1oz bars or 4 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons of honey
10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
jars (I use these)
In a medium pot – mix the coconut oil, olive oil, dried comfrey, & dried calendula. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Strain the herbs from the oil using a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Discard of the herbs.
Wipe any remaining herbs from the pot you used, and add the oil back to the pot. Turn the heat to medium. Stir in the honey until completely combined. Then, add in the beeswax – stirring until completely melted. Mix in the lavender essential oil, if using.
Pour the mixture into your jars. Stir it occasionally while it cools to ensure even settling. Seal once set.”