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Humble Roots

Have you ever had your curiosity peaked about something and you couldn’t, for the life of you, figure out why?

That happened to me, this past Spring, when I bumped into a local farmer at one of our town’s Farmer’s Markets. There are lots of local farmers around here. And lots of them grow and sell similar crops. I don’t know why I was drawn to this farmer’s tent, that day, when my littlest and I were enjoying all the arts and crafts, and the smell of fresh baked goods and newly roasted coffee. I just remember that we found ourselves staring at these vegetables like they were gold. After that visit, I decided to go back another time and see if I could actually meet the farmer(s) who grew those vegetables. And I did. Read more

Farm Fresh Bok Choy with Pesto Encrusted Salmon and Heirloom Tomato

Some of my favorite things during the Spring time in the South are: walking barefoot outside, the choir of bugs at night, rainy afternoons, fresh produce and eating outside. When I told you about Humble Roots farm in my last post with that beautiful Kohlrabi, I wanted so badly to go ahead and share this Bok Choy with you. Am I the only one who loves that word combo, Bok Choy? It’s fun to say – even more fun to hear your small children say. Read more

Kohlrabi, Fresh Fruit and Humble Roots farm

Last week I visited one of our local farmer’s markets. It’s located on the grounds of an old plantation that’s been turned into a sight-seeing and locale for many events. And with all of the local farmers and artists, it was even more magical. Spring, in our little Southern town, means that Azaleas decorate most lawns with deep pinks, pastels and whites. You’re hard-pressed to be grumpy if you get outside, here, this time of year. Read more

Bone Broth

Why Bone broth? It’s actually stock – and cooked for 24hours or more (usually) with the addition of vegetables and spices, from clean and healthy animals, is an incredibly rich and dense stock filled with vitamins and minerals that are both delicious and healing.

Instead of giving you a lecture on bone broth, here, I’m going to direct you over to Read more

Sugar Cookies – gluten, dairy, refined sugar free

Christmas means cookies.

it means lots of other sweet things, too.

but today, for us, it meant cookies.

after playing with a few recipes, and mixing things up a bit, i came up with a ‘sugar’ cookie that i think you’ll approve of. and you won’t feel guilty allowing your children to indulge in these little babies. traditional sugar cookies call for almost 2 cups of white (refined) sugar. when sugar is processed (refined) it is stripped of any nutritional value and what you’re left with is a product that creates spikes in blood sugar. when blood sugar spikes dramatically, it sets off a chain of events in your body that can cause a host of negative symptoms and consequences. Read more

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

as the mom of two little girls, i have a lot of heart-to-hearts about emotions. because little girls have LOTS of emotions.

this week, my firstborn, re-entered kindergarten after a 3 week Fall break. she was fairly nervous about going to school again. i’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the better part of 6 years. sometimes that means it takes a little bit more adjusting for the littles ones to part ways from me. it also means that i’ve been the one with the honor of daily tending to little hearts. to hear their hearts. to read between the whines and find out the why’s. no day is the same. but every day i can count one of two things: outrageous giggles and tears. Read more