May 2012

Home on the Range: Featuring Apolloson Acres post image

This Home on the Range series celebrates all kinds of homesteaders, from urban rooftop gardeners to rural ranches and farms, from beekeepers to goat herders, from container gardeners to egg gatherers. Come and visit with us today. This week's feature is from Alison Preiss who… Click to Continue →

Is It Ethical To Eat Meat?

Is It Ethical To Eat Meat? post image

Back in March, the New York Times Magazine feature, The Ethicist, written by Ariel Kaminer, asked carnivorous readers to respond to the question, is meat-eating ethical? They observed that the vegan and vegetarian viewpoints were dominating this issue and they wanted to give the meat… Click to Continue →

Sustainable Seafood: What Does It Really Mean? post image

Sustainable is a word that is bandied about in hopes of being politically correct. But because it is difficult to define, you may think you are purchasing a sustainable fish when, in fact, you are not. The term sustainable seafood has no governmental definition. That… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: May 29, 2012

Fat Tuesday: May 29, 2012 post image

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this… Click to Continue →

Video/Recipe: Moroccan Preserved Lemons from Get Cultured post image

For me, these Moroccan preserved lemons evoke the sights and sounds of a Moroccan marketplace; vendors calling out their wares, the savory aromas of roasting food, the crowds of people bargaining, all amidst the dry heat of the northern African climate. What better way to… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: May 27, 2012

Sunday Snippets: May 27, 2012 post image

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

The Best of Real Food Summer Fare

The Best of Real Food Summer Fare post image

It's that time of the year again when Memorial Day rolls around and gives a nod to the start of summer. People have a chance to get together with friends to celebrate their freedoms and to remember those who protect them. Warmer weather brings the… Click to Continue →

Announcing the Winner of the Get Cultured Class! post image

Foods prepared according to the traditional methods used before refrigeration, creates food which not only nurtures you with nutrients, it transforms into a superfood that adds beneficial bacteria to your gut. Jenny, from Nourished Kitchen has created a class that will teach you how to… Click to Continue →

Spring Sale from Real Food Media — 25% Off All Classes, Meal Plans, Books! post image

To celebrate the start of summer, the Real Food Media bloggers are offering extraordinary savings on all e-products! Prices have been slashed by 25%! Don't miss this chance to advance your real food journey. Learning about real food and special diets to heal and seal… Click to Continue →

Join Millions Against Monsanto in This Critical Campaign post image

It's happening folks -- a movement has been generated that will sweep across this country with your help. It's starting in California with the California Right to Know Campaign. These are volunteers and staff who are submitting nearly 1 million signed petitions from registered voters… Click to Continue →

Questions about Fermentation Answered by the Expert post image

I've received a lot of emails this past week from readers asking questions about fermentation that are really beyond my scope. I consulted with the expert, Jenny McGruther of Nourished Kitchen and creator of the excellent fermentation class, Get Cultured. I knew she would be… Click to Continue →

Fat Tuesday: May 22, 2012

Fat Tuesday: May 22, 2012 post image

It's that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Cultured Apple Sauce

Recipe: Cultured Apple Sauce post image

Before refrigeration many foods were cultured in order to prolong shelf life. What this also did was to add nutritional value to the food by encouraging probiotic growth in the food. Beneficial bacteria are very important to our general health and well being and to… Click to Continue →

Sunday Snippets: May 20, 2012

Sunday Snippets: May 20, 2012 post image

Welcome to Sunday Snippets. This is a weekly feature that allows you to take a quick peek at posts that I loved from my FAT TUESDAY carnival this past week. I'll also summarize some posts from my blog from the past week. If you missed… Click to Continue →

Giveaway: Get Cultured Fermentation Class — $147.00 Value! post image

In our modern times we live in a sterile environment with greatly reduced exposures to microorganisms. We have become deficient in these friendly microbes. This creates an imbalance in the microbiome between the friendly and the pathogenic flora. Finally the scientific community has accepted what… Click to Continue →