water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet … [Read more...]

creamy asparagus soup

My Favorite Asparagus Soup

When spring inches its way forward, there is one recipe that I invariably prepare: asparagus soup.  It's creamy, but light, and rich with the grassy green herbaceous flavor of … [Read more...]

Prebiotics & Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics represent essential aspects of a wholesome, nourishing diet.   Though not the same, prebiotics and probiotics complement one another and work together to … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Cultures for Health

In the past few weeks, I've enjoyed a little treat: fresh, homemade matsoni courtesy of a new company Cultures for Health.   Matsoni is a nice tart yogurt hailing from Georgia and … [Read more...]

Want Healthy Children? Let them Eat Dirt!

We all want healthy children, but did you know that children who eat dirt might actually be doing their bodies and long-term health a tremendous service? Providing a healthy, … [Read more...]

Reader Questions: Homemade Cider, Water Kefir Grains

In a new segment I thought I'd answer some reader questions.   Indeed, if there's enough interest, I'll answer reader questions every Wednesday.   If you have a question about … [Read more...]