Bison East Field Landscape

My Visit to an American Bison Ranch: Hope, History, Stewardship and Renewal

By the time I arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport it was nearly dark. The National Bison Association asked me if I wanted to visit one of its member ranches, and of course I said yes. They sent along a ticket, I hopped on a plane and here I was on the curb keeping a… 

Read More »

olive oil and wine cookies

The Einkorn Cookbook: Olive Oil and Wine Cookies

Einkorn, an ancient grain and the first wheat cultivated along the plains of western Asia, is my favorite grain for baking and I bake with it readily in my kitchen – using it for homemade breads, pies, pastries and cookies.  Its sweet nutty flavor and characteristic golden crumb, owing to its high carotene content, are… 

Read More »

Einkorn, Spelt, Wheat, Ancient Grains

Good Questions: Einkorn, Spelt, Emmer, Farro and Heirloom Wheat

In recent weeks, a glut of questions about ancient and heirloom grains and wheat have arrived in my inbox.  I hope this means that readers are beginning to re-embrace the idea of enjoying grains once again, though they still tend to be viewed as the “bad boy” of the ancestral health movement, with books like… 

Read More »

2 Blueberry Muffin on Wood #nourishedkitchen

Sprouted Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins

If you ever pick up everything, on a whim like we did, and decide to move to the Pacific Northwest, do it in summertime when the days are long and light, the sky and water brilliantly blue, and berries hang heavy in brilliant dots of purple, black, red and pink from hedges and briars along… 

Read More »

macerated strawberries (1 of 1)

Strawberry Yogurt Bowl with Sweet Spices, Pine Nuts and Mint

I’m not much for mornings.  I never have been.  I’d just as soon have a good cup of Chai Butter Tea or homemade bone broth for breakfast, but one thing I do like is a bowl of yogurt topped with fruit and nuts. It’s easy to make.  It’s light. It tastes lovely, and the combination… 

Read More »

depression sessions (1 of 1)

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes That Help Me Manage Depression

About  a week ago, I came clean about something I’ve struggled with for years, on and off: depression.  The winter of 2013-2014 was the worst for me, and since that time I’ve put an enormous amount of effort and undertaken several strategic lifestyle changes that help me to manage my own struggles with depression. When I… 

Read More »

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Landscape (1 of 1)

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries

It’s been a harried spring for my family, too much to handle really, and we’ve barely had space to breathe, to take in the season, and to spend quiet time with one another.  We needed time that didn’t feel frayed at the edges by too many obligations.  We moved recently, across the country, from the… 

Read More »