Where am I?

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I just realized – I never posted a “Hey I’m blogging somewhere else for a while” post.  So, in case you were wondering (yeah I know you were wringing your hands, weren’t you!), I’ve been focusing on my other project, the Homesteader Kitchen.

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HFCS

So I’ve made the decision to fully cut out HFCS from our family’s diet. The stuff is so bad for you, in spite of being “derived” from corn, it is still unnatural and our bodies are not processing it the same way. In spite of some people’s belief, I do not feel that a calorie is a calorie. I have seen too much of a difference with different eating styles. I have continued to make adjustments to the way we eat gradually moving us to a more natural and self-sustained lifestyle and as that has happened, we have become healthier. So what I am saying is calorie for calorie, a grilled cheese sandwich made with Wonder Bread, Milk Jello (what my hubby calls pasteurized process cheese) and margarine is going to be digested differently than, say, one made with whole wheat sourdough you made with homeground flour, sourdough starter, water and salt, add in your homemade cheese and butter from your dairy cow. Do we really think this is the same?

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A nice sunny weekend! Part 1

Hi everyone!

Well this last weekend was great! Sorry about the long absence… no promises that it won’t happen again, either 🙂 I just don’t have time while I’m still working but the good news is we probably only have another 6-9 months to go before I can officially be a STAY HOME MOM and won’t that be great! I’m pretending that I’m one today… my little sister got married early last week and I took the entire week off last week and also today.

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Making granola!

So I decided to make granola the other day… found a recipe online, modified it a bit (of course!) and voila! Fantastic! I think my oven runs hot because it’s pretty dark so next time I’ll cut the baking time a bit but wow… what a great tasting breakfast, also great in my yogurt and it keeps me filled up for a long long time. Great quick energy for me to grab before my walks in the morning.

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Sourdough bread

When I was a child, we lived for several years in Nuernberg, Germany. We were missionaries and my dad did a lot of work with local churches in addition to making trips out to the poverty-stricken eastern european countries. It was a very formative time in my life in many ways.

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