Category Archives: Food

Recipes, Tutorials, and other DIY Goodies from the Natural Parents Network Volunteers

It’s that time again! You might remember the great post in December 2011 that highlighted the Natural Parents Network Volunteers’ most popular or favorite posts from the year. Well, we are back and this time we are bringing you a collection of posts that focus on Do It Yourself projects, How To’s, Tutorials, Recipes, and anything related to a step by step guide or informational how-to. Continue reading

Culinary Wanderings #2: Traveling While Vegan

Welcome to the second edition of Culinary Wanderings!

To give me a way to share a bit about my culinary adventures, and to learn from all of yours, I’ll be writing a post on the last Tuesday of each month to share any new recipes, ingredients, or other discoveries I’ve made in the kitchen. I would love for you to join by sharing your favorite or most recent food-related post from the month. You’re welcome to focus on one recipe, one ingredient, one new kitchen gadget, one new cooking or meal-planning technique, or to write about your entire month in food as I’ll be doing. Anything food-related that you want to share is appropriate. It’s all up to you! Continue reading

Culinary Wanderings #1

Welcome to the first edition of Culinary Wanderings! If you have been around here very long, you know that I love food, and I love experimenting in the kitchen. I’m constantly trying new recipes, and could easily write about food nearly every day of the week, but that’s not what I want the focus of this blog to be. Continue reading

My homebrew. The floaty stuff at the top is strawberry puree.

How We Kombucha

I have had several questions about kombucha lately, so I decided to write a quick post detailing how we brew it. I am still a novice, so please take everything I say as a mere starting point and dig around to see what other info you can find.

My homebrew. The floaty stuff at the top is strawberry puree.

What is Kombucha?

Simply put, it’s a fermented tea beverage that has been brewed for centuries and associated with numerous health benefits. I wrote about that in a bit more detail in The Kombucha Post, or How I Finally Became a Card Carrying Hippie.

Getting Started Continue reading

I have no recent nursing photos of my own, so I borrowed this one from Hobo Mama, via Flickr.

Mammals and Their Mammary Glands, a Post About Breastfeeding

I have no recent nursing photos of my own, so I borrowed this one from Hobo Mama, via Flickr.

I have written before about the fact that in all my days of nursing anytime and anywhere, I have never once received a rude comment. For the most part, I have seen nothing but support for breastfeeding. Unfortunately, last week I received a reminder of the fact that some people are still hung up, confused, or ill informed when it comes to breastfeeding. I was on the phone with a nurse who called me for a telephone consult. I prefaced my question with a bit of background information on Annabelle, which included the fact that much of her nutrition comes from breastmilk. This nurse stopped me mid-sentence and asked, incredulously, “She’s still nursing? At 19 months!?” Of course this could be interpreted as positive or negative, but her tone said it all. She was far from supportive, and it really upset me. This slightly (okay, very) snarky post has been bouncing around in my head ever since.  Continue reading