We were gone much of February – visiting family, attending agricultural conferences and meetings. What time I didn’t spend on long car rides, I spent working on a cookbook and toiling over the idea of an upcoming move across town (at least there will be a spot for a lovely garden). We also needed to hunker down on our budget, so you can expect plenty of budget-friendly real food recipes over the next few months (and, of course, I never compromise on quality or taste.)
And do you love that photo? It’s my hot pink kraut! The recipe’s featured in this week’s meal plan.
the highlights of my february
- Though I don’t follow a paleo diet, I’m loving the paleo summit (a 8-day online summit with over 23 presentations by folks like Chris Kresser, Mat Lalonde and Mark Sisson).
- In fact, I liked it so much I ordered the full summit recordings, transcripts and bonuses.
- A Year in the Village of Eternity – a beautiful look at traditional cucina povera of Northern Italy, including the foods and lifestyle that nourished the longevity of some of the longest lived people in the world.
- We’ve been thinking of getting a hair mineral analysis.
- Putting the final touches on my manuscript proposal (you’ll love the book, promise.)
- Talking with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue about Vitamin K2.
- And apparently, I’m not the only one obsessed with Vitamin K2.
- Soaking in some hot sulfur springs.
- Ordering Indian Black Salt (kala namak) which is loaded with sulfur and I’ve only been able to find it here.
- Apparently, I’m not only obsessed with vitamin K2, but also with sulfur. This book addresses the importance of sulfur; you can become obsessed, too.
- Indulging in my love of ancient grains by picking up some einkorn and farro for a truly old-style heritage bread.
- Going through the applications for our farmers market.
- Kicking our mild colds with techniques like these.
- Drinking my quart of bone broth every single day.
- Working on a recipe for chicken liver mousse – oh my!
- This article that gives perspective on traditional vs. modern dairying practices and hormone levels in milk.
- Finding that the homemade sauerkraut from my sauerkraut party was ready to give away.
- Watching the beautiful farm photos grow on the Nourished Kitchen Flash Your Farm Album.
- Giving to a family friend whose little boy who has been on life support for over a month after falling desperately sick with the flu. Every little bit helps with what will be hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.