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Just How Much Can One Year Change a Kitchen–and A Family? Last year when I first interviewed Amy, her son had been recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum, which sent them on a journey to revisit their diet and see what changes they could make. Now, A year later, Amy shares just how whole foods has changed their family!

{One Year Later!} A Step Back into The Gruetzmacher Kitchen

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I’ve struggled this year with feeling like the snobby organic mom who won’t let her kids eat what the other kids are eating. We had to bring our own ice cream and toppings to the homeschool ice cream party. Through that I had to remember to focus on the question, what are we gaining here?

{One Year Later!} A Step Back into The Marshall Kitchen – Part 2

Time Management

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Last year I embarked on an adventure into the kitchens of 3 families who are taking on a whole food diet. Well, it’s a year later and I thought it might be time to revisit these families and see what has changed, adapted, and transformed over the past year.

{One Year Later!} A Step Back into The Marshall Kitchen – Part 1

Traditional Diet

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The garden reminds me to be still. To feel.
It is there that my mind is cleared of the fog and chaos that builds up from too many hours spent staring at a screen. With my hands in the soil, my elbows brushing bean pods as I yank green weeds from around the pepper plants I learn to feel, so that I can think again.

{Le Navet – A Garden Photo Journal} Part 3 – Unearthing Life’s Balance from the Soil

Time Management

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It was just another thing on my to-do list. One that I wanted to be fun, but instead my busy schedule and lack of time left a dark shadow hanging over it in my mind–Berry picking.

How to Buy in Bulk from Local Farmers {Recipe for Healthy Sugar-Free Grain-Free Blueberry Breakfast Crisp}

Summer

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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.

Canning for Culture and Freezing for Fellowship {Preserving the Fresh Farmers’ Market Flavors}

Summer

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Each morning I wake groggily and find my way to the kitchen. I pour a steaming cup of coffee and head out to the garden. Slowly I make my way around mounds of soil and baby plants to see the growth that took place over night. They are always growing. New sprouts– where nothing was yesterday, today there is green life, new leaves, and finally–first fruits.

{Le Navet – A Garden Photo Journal} Part 2 – Charlie Creeps at Sunset

Spring

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During my first year of shopping regularly at the Farmers’ Markets, I made a point of asking the farmers whether or not they “Were organic.” I quickly found that this question resulted in vague and ambiguous answers. That is because although the term “organic” is tightly regulated, it really doesn’t matter that much when it comes to shopping at Farmers’ Markets.

I’ll Take a Smile Over a Sticker {Why I Don’t Ask the “Organic” Question}

Seasonal Eating

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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!

Does Your Farmer Have a Name? {5 important questions to ask at the Farmers’ Market}

Seasonal Eating

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The Farmers’ Market offers a fun, educational, hands-on shopping experience while giving us the opportunity to support our community of farmers; as well as buy fresh, local ingredients at affordable prices! Check out today’s post where I share 7 Simple Ways to Shop With Confidence at Your Farmers’ Market!

7 Simple Ways to Shop With Confidence at Your Farmers’ Market

Spring

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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!

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