December 19, 2019

'Tis the season - let the baking begin!

Baking in the Western diet today is centered on many forms of the very same thing:  sugar.

From the refined carbohydrates of junk foods to breads, pastas, fruit and juices, sugar makes up most of what we eat in the Western world, e...

November 21, 2019

Above all seasons, fall is the season of colors.  Watching the leaves on the trees turn from green to gorgeous colors of red, orange, yellow and sometimes purple is breathtaking, especially in our beloved West Virginia Mountains. 

I often think of the festive fall...

November 14, 2019

It is crucial to begin the day with a good breakfast.  Each night as you sleep, the body repairs itself.  This repair process uses up the body’s store of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients.  We wake up depleted and, unless we replenish lost nutrie...

September 29, 2019

When I made the Mexican corn salad and took the photo I immediately thought of confetti.  The colors of white corn, red pepper, red onion, red cabbage and green parsley looked good enough to toss at a wedding!

I started thinking about celebrations and how we have much t...

I am always intrigued by books that provide options for people who have allergies to certain foods or choose to make ethical choices about their food consumption. I also find it interesting to know why someone takes the path to an alternative approach to eating. 

I was...

I have quite a few healing tools in my toolbox.  My shopping list and my kitchen are two very important ones.  If you have a garden, you can add that to the healing toolbox as well. 

Summer is the right time to begin to introduce more vegetables and greens int...

When I begin to see all of the local produce coming in at the Farmer’s Markets, I immediately think cold blended soup. 

Could blended soups are an easy meal alternative in the hotter months.  These blended soups are not only full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phyto...

In the middle of winter and into the early spring, something yellow and sparkly slowly arrives onto the produce shelves in West Virginia and beyond.  They may look somewhat like regular lemons, but if you look closely, they are a bit smaller and rounder than regular le...

These sweet looking radishes are the first vegetable to make it on my 2019 “Dirt List.”  I couldn’t wait to bite into them when I received them from Tom Thiltgen of Thiltgen Farms on Easter.

Tom sent me the photo and asked if I wanted to try the “Easter Egg” radishes th...

I was fortunate to come across a new book written by Mark Bittman, a best-selling author, titled “Dinner for Everyone” from his “How to Cook Everything” series.  The title was intriguing to me because I am very aware of the number of food choices families face in today...

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