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Better than Before What?

To help clear my mind and focus in the mornings, I’ve been trying to remember to meditate and to exercise. While attempting to develop these activities into habits, Gretchen Rubin’s Better than Before fell into my lap. Outside of nutrition-… Continue Reading →

Get Ready for Spring! The Water-Saving Garden

Whether you live in Texas, California, the Southwest, the Midwest, or another drought-prone region of the U.S., The Water-Saving Garden offers environmentally progressive landscaping inspiration that goes far beyond mere cacti and prairie grass. It was just the book I… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Review! Super Foods Every Day

Blueberries, salmon, kale, chia seeds . . . No one who is responsible for the grocery shopping, menu planning, and cooking for a family of any size can really escape the attention these ingredients have each shared . They are… Continue Reading →

New Cookbook Review: Justin Smillie’s Slow Fires

For experienced home cooks interested in learning or refining their skills in braising, roasting, and grilling, Slow Fires would be a valuable addition to their cookbook libraries. Arranged by sections on braising, roasting, then grilling, Slow Fires features detailed, step-by-step recipes for about 18 to… Continue Reading →

Thank you, Alice Waters

Nearly 15 years ago, I read Dr. Andrew Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimal Health and threw out all products in our house containing trans-fatty acids. Since then, we’ve gone through several nutritional changes in our home. We’ve had a vegetarian… Continue Reading →

Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook

Bone broth is a hot topic in slow food and clean eating. Until this summer, I really didn’t give it much thought. I have experience making my own stocks and pretty much dismissed bone broth as a rebrand of a… Continue Reading →

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