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The road less traveled…

The road less traveled…

What does it mean to you to eat healthy?  I know what it means to me, but what does it mean to you? I often get asked how I eat the way I do, or how do I not eat the way other people do, how do I stick with it… and often there is a lot of mention of willpower, or the lack thereof.  But it has nothing to do with willpower. Seven years ago, I thought I ate…

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Summer CSA shares

Summer CSA shares

It’s been pretty busy over here and our summer farmer’s markets and CSA shares are just coming in to the best yields.  Our weather has been a little funny this summer, alternating between extra rainy and then extra hot!  I’ve talked to some of our farmers and they’ve noticed tomatoes and peppers are a little slow so far, but that’s what makes seasonal eating great. We learn to go with the flow, we learn to follow nature.   This is…

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Summer Salads

Summer Salads

    Wednesdays are the best.  My new favorite day of the week.  It’s CSA share pickup and farmer’s market.  Needless to say, I look forward to Wednesday night’s dinner and the challenge of being creative in the kitchen! As warm as it is we prefer to eat as fresh as possible and without heating up the kitchen as much as we can.  I have learned how to be a little more clever in the kitchen, like using my Instant…

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CSA Share Week 4

CSA Share Week 4

  For those of you who have never participated in a CSA, I thought I would share this week’s produce pickup.  Isn’t this beautiful?  Jeff from Conover Farms put together this box, and I can assure you everything has been wonderful!  This is the time the shares start picking up speed. Pictured is the full size share.  I have three people in the house and we eat this plus other farmer’s markets finds.  I have not been disappointed yet!

Spring Greens Season

Spring Greens Season

It’s early in the produce season, despite the warm weather we’ve had this year.  You know what that means, don’t you?  Greens!  Kale, chard, beet greens, spinach… you name it, it’s growing and overflowing. I have been getting beautiful bunches of kale in my CSA share from Conover Farms, and I’m growing Swiss Chard in my tiny little garden, but my friends have also blessed me with their kale and chard that they have had enough of!  I have made…

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Broth, Three Ways

Broth, Three Ways

Summer may be approaching and soup may be far from on your mind, but broth is a staple in this house hold.  I keep broth at the ready for many reasons, but they all come back to health.  Broth is a phenomenal health builder, good for the immune system, the heart, the brain, the gut, the skin… the soul. I have three versions of broth I would like to share with you, one for each type of need.  I use…

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The summer CSA

The summer CSA

  Honestly, one of my favorite things about spring and summer is the farmer’s market stands overflowing with fresh produce.  It’s the highlight of my week to get to go! This year, of course, we brought the farmer’s market directly to us through our summer CSA share.  CSA, community supported agriculture, is a fantastic program that offers you farm fresh produce at the height of it’s nutrition, while also benefiting the local economy and supporting our farmers.  CSAs are wonderful…

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Elevated Blood Sugar, Round 2

Elevated Blood Sugar, Round 2

Previously we discussed what it means when you have elevated blood sugar and how it affects your body.  You can find the link here: http://growingtheseed.com/elevated-blood-sugar/ Once you know this, it is important to know that for many, your choices in day to day life can lead you away from elevated blood sugar and possible diabetes, or they can get you there faster.  We are going to discuss some easy and healthy ways to lower blood sugar and maintain improved glucose levels…

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Immune Boosting (Almost) Summertime Soda

Immune Boosting (Almost) Summertime Soda

               Refreshing and fortifying?  Say it ain’t so!  But I tell you, it is! Fortunately, we are pretty resilient and healthy in this household, but that doesn’t mean I don’t stock up on immune boosters when I catch wind of some virus going around.   A little pre-emptive strike never hurt anyone!  While we all are familiar with vitamin C and vitamin D and their benefits to our health, I love to utilize some…

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Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft

Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft

Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft How to Prepare, Cook and Get the Most from Your Summer Produce! I am very excited to announce a Summer series I’ll be teaching!  Summer means sun, fun, and great, fresh food!  Every year I look forward to all the beautiful local produce from our local farmers.  I’m a huge fan of the farmer’s markets around here, but I also love to be a part of a CSA.  What’s a…

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