I avoided the Gluten Free Craze like I avoid every other extreme diet.
But with the bandwagon filling up fast, I knew it was time to dive in and learn what I could about the Gluten Free Craze–and then to finally experiment myself with a gluten free diet.
I had seen his face before. His little eyebrows furrowed in concern, his coffee brown eyes flashed a sudden panic. He was a stranger, but I knew that look far too well.
The kitchen teaches me patience, and preserving food is a lesson in delayed gratification. And when my boys watch me milling about–sometimes with my hair tossed in a messy pony tail and still in my pajamas–pacing from the counter to the fridge to the garden to the trash can to the table and back to the counter working on countless food projects at once–they see something beyond the mess.
The best way to get the most out of your experience at the Farmers’ Market is to befriend the farmers you are buying from. There is an art to shopping at the Farmers’ Market, and mastering that art is an adventure in itself! It all starts with asking the right questions; here are 5 important questions to begin with!
Shopping at the farmers’ market was not easy for me; not at first, and it did not feel natural. It was a very different shopping experience then I was used to. I was used to walking down sterile aisles with too many options of too many processed foods, and next to no interaction with another human being besides offering my answer to “Paper or plastic?”
A celebratory event happened across our nation this past weekend! And it is offering us the perfect opportunity to completely change the way we think about food. It is time we stop thinking about food as science. It’s time for food to become less scary. Less daunting. Less guilt-ridden. Less confusing. It’s time for it to become beautiful again!
The”Wholiest” of All I can just see it. A small gathering of whole food mamas browsing through the bulk bins at the local health store discussing, politely but with a hint of superiority, their healthy eating practices and mantras. “Oh really? This flour has low gluten content?” One may ask. “Oh why yes, I […]
“So….You’re not Irish?” When my husband met me he thought I was Irish. It was an obvious assumption. The name Eryn literally translates as “Ireland”; and I was, at the time, spending a month in Northern Ireland. Technically we met online, that story is for another day, but the little he knew of me was […]
I Began This For My Family, We Press On To Inspire More Families “The dinner table is a place in which children come for consistency. They are reassured by it, met by parents who anticipate their arrival, and meet them where they are at. The dinner table is a safeguard against a private life apart […]
I Learned A Few Things About Road Trips With Kids… We took a road trip to Kansas City this past weekend. It was a little bit of a last-minute decision, made upon the realization that since we are moving there on October 1st, we should probably find a house to buy–our very first house. Oh, […]
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!