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9 Reasons to Enjoy Pomegranates this Holiday Season Why Polyphenols, Plant Sterols, Flavonoids, and Terpenoids are on My Christmas List!

We’re just beginning to learn about some of the beneficial plant nutrients (also called phytonutrients) that God added to the pomegranate.  There are dozens of sciency names for the various polyphenols, flavonoids, and other plant chemical goodies to which we can point. But the bottom line is that we’re learning that pomegranates are literally some …

Local Food

Do You Want to Eat More Local Food?

The average food item on a U.S. grocery shelf has traveled farther than most families go on their annual vacations. – Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Why Eat Local Food? Why would anyone choose to buy meat and produce from local farmers instead of from the grocery store? Why do some people spend time in …

Did Grandma Do Whole30?

What has been is what will be,     and what has been done is what will be done,     and there is nothing new under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 1:9 I am not under any delusions that I am living anything approaching a minimalist lifestyle.  I have way too many full kitchen cabinets, we have too many animals, …

Focus Like Grandma – In the Kitchen

This past weekend, we celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday.  She is a joyful, feisty woman with a servant’s heart and a contagious laugh – all packed in a 5 foot frame.  I absolutely adore her. I have been thinking a lot lately about how different our child-rearing time of life is from those of our …