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Winter health tip #1: Homemade broth

Inspired by a friend who has a cold, I thought I’d do a series of winter health tips. My top favorite way to stay healthy in winter is to always have homemade bone broth around. If you can boil water, and if you can roast a chicken – or even if you can buy an organic roasted chicken – you can make broth, a protein-rich and mineral-rich healing liquid that can be drunk on its own as a tonic for...

What I did today

Today I did write before the kids got up, but nothing personal for here. So behold a partial accounting of my day. Today, I: wrote this play review about Hansel & Gretel put together this quick weekend preview of DC-area wellness events after some research, emails, texts and a phone call added this School Garden Meetup calendar event and wrote a bunch of related emails, started a blog post about winter garden...

Kids in the kitchen (better late than never!)

I did not get a post written in time to participate in the November Blog Carnival of Natural Parenting in part because I feel like I no longer do such a great job at getting “kids in the kitchen,” this month’s theme. We were great at it when my son was two and three, and now — at age 5.5 and tired after a long day at public kindergarten — he doesn’t feel like helping out as much....

I have my kitchen back!

After weeks of needing to keep a clean house in the hopes that someone would buy it, I’m so excited to finally have my kitchen back! I’ve finally got stock rolling (from bones I’d had to stuff in the freezer), I soaked millet last night in whey and water and made porridge this morning, I’ve been juicing. More on my exploits to come, I hope, but this is what a busy kitchen looks like. Forget...

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