Just A Typical Sunday Night

So it’s just another typical Sunday night in this crunchy household!You know, the usual: Baked bread from the wheat berries my Sissy so graciously afforded me. Made egg salad from my eggs bought from a friend with chickens. Whipped up some from-scratch manicotti. And now, to settle in and do some massive research on vaccinations. […]

Homemade Puffs

So I love the idea of puffs for my little guy.  He can work on his fine motor skills while ingesting some nourishment, all while giving Mommy a little break to get work done around the kitchen! Win, win, win! Unfortunately, most products like this on the market are saturated with grains, gluten, and gross stuff that […]

Homemade Raw Milk Ice Cream

Note: this post originally appeared on the Riverside Homestead blog on 5/17/12. I absolutely LOVE ice cream.  Growing up, I had a big bowl after dinner most nights (something I happily inherited from my mother!).  Unfortunately, once we started eating “real food,” commercial ice cream posed a number of problems.  Many commercial ice creams contain […]

Cloth Wipes Solution

Overwhelming madness is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about (well, most things I try to pursue, but in particular) cloth wipes solution. I wasn’t really planning on using cloth wipes.  The thought of Lincoln’s poop still repulses me in a normal way, and I wasn’t exactly giddy about coming into that […]

Make More Smoothies!

I recently stumbled across a brilliant formula by which to make smoothies. I’ve always like smoothie shops and what they have to offer.  But for some reason, I could never quite master the art in my own kitchen. The very most recent attempt I made, I threw a bunch of junk into my blender, and […]

Shop Farmer’s Market

Today, Darion and I cruised down “I” snacking on our loot from the farmer’s market. As I popped another delicious raspberry in my mouth, Darion made the comment, “I think we spend more money at the farmer’s market than we do at the grocery store!” I took a second to mull over that, and responded. […]

Homemade Clay Toothpaste

First, some background… If you’ve tried Earthpaste, then you know it’s almost the perfect alternative to conventional store-bought toothpaste laden with sodium laurel sulfate (a carcinogenic surfactant), flouride (ever wonder why toothpaste has directions on how to contact your local poison control if too much is swallowed?), glycerin (which coats your teeth and prevents remineralization), harsh […]