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Crispy Raw Crackers

Store bought for $1.40 per gram, versus home made for .23 cents per gram.   One of the hardest things for me on my healthier diet is giving up my favorite junk foods, like crunchy corn … [Read More...]

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Tiny House Resources

Are you thinking of building a tiny house, or just in love with the idea and the design?  Here are some of my favorite resources, manufacturers, and newsletters.  These sites often have free … [Read More...]

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Organic, gluten free, peanut butter cookie recipe

Uncivilized Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe took several attempts. I think it was about 4, and we ate all the failures. It was worth it. I consider it my sacrifice for science. Although these cookies are probably about 6gm of carbs each, all the ingredients are very low glycemic index, and things like butter and peanut butter have “zero” […]

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Kombucha Recipe

I finally added my kumbucha video to Youtube, and a short follow up video of what the new culture looked like about a week later. If you’re not familiar with kombucha, it’s a fermented beverage you can make at home, with just a few simple ingredients and a kombucha culture.  It’s been made for thousands […]

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The GMO Challenge

I wanted to wait to discuss this until after I went to a talk by Michael Pollan about the aftermath of Prop. 37. While the votes are still being counted Proposition 37 – the Right to Know initiative that would have labeled GMOs in our food – has been called as defeated. We can hold […]

vegan kale soup

Awesome Vegan Kale Soup!

I was originally just going to call this Awesome Soup, because it’s so AWESOME, but I didn’t think people would try it if they didn’t know what was in it.  It tastes meaty, buttery, and creamy. Need I go on? I CAN’T STOP EATING IT!  You won’t believe it’s healthy, gluten free, low carb, and […]

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Greenwashing Light Bulbs

NOTE:  this is a reprint by permission of a blog from Paul Wheaton (jedi knight of permaculture), as per the note in his email here.  ”For those of you that have blogs and want to use this as a “guest blog” on your blog, you are welcome to use any of the blogs here:  http://paulwheaton12.wordpress.com/ […]

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The Great Divide: Local vs. Organic

As the son of an extension agent, I have access to some figures that just can’t be found anywhere else except the mind of my father. For instance: how many farms are there in Cabarrus county? The answer: about 400. And of those 400, how many are certified organic? One. Does that strike you as […]

homebrewing organic strawberry wine

Stephanie’s Strawberry Wine

So you’ve planted your organic strawberries, tended them with care, looking forward to harvest.  Wait!  How many quarts did that patch produce?  What am I going to do with all these strawberries?  Make jam.  Check.  Strawberry shortcake?  Done.  Strawberry puree for desserts?  Finished.  Flash froze whole berries for smoothies?  Yep.  Dehydrated berries and stems for […]

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Slug Conqueror

This is an update to my slug-killing post from last year.  During that time I’ve tried copper tape, garlic spray, attracting more birds, broken eggshells, and a host of other organic remedies.  Just last week I saw this video on Paul Wheaton’s Permies site showing a large slug just cruising over the copper tape.  I […]

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Buy Local – 5 easy tips

It’s that time again: the asparagus spears are poking up from the earth, the early squash is almost ready, and soon I’ll be ready to take produce to the market. If you’re like any of my customers then this is a season that you look forward to all winter long. I don’t blame you. Sometimes […]

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Rebekah’s Hummus

Good, organic hummus is going for between 3 and 6 bucks at the store for an 8 oz container, high time to start making it myself.  My friend Rebekah sent her favorite hummus recipe to get me started, and it’s so easy I can’t believe I’ve never made it before. The one pricey ingredient in […]