The only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee... The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey.... and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it. ~ Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner If you're like Pooh, the purpose of honey is to eat it, and you eat it because it's delicious. But beyond the sensual joy of honey, there's a whole medicine … [Read more...] about Is Local, Raw Honey Really Better?
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Is milk good? Is milk bad? The topic of milk consumption is loaded with lots of varying opinions weighing in with conviction and varying degrees of truth. Here are some common myths and facts and explanations in between: ALL milk does a body good - MYTH. The milk industry would have you believe that all milk (as long as it is pasteurized)- "Does a body good" and you too can achieve a "Body by Milk" akin to world class … [Read more...] about Is Milk Good? Is Milk Bad?
Should We Still Drink Raw Milk - Measles Outbreaks This week's edition of “What would Emily do” is dedicated to just two questions that I hear often: 1) Do I still give my family raw milk despite the accounts of a super strain of e coli that lead to a 2 year old needing a kidney transplant? 2) What do I do to protect my kids from measles 'epidemics' and other reported outbreaks of vaccinatable (my word) childhood … [Read more...] about What Would Emily Do… about Raw Milk and Measles Epidemics? (5/15 Edition)
Back-to-school tends to mean less control over what your child eats, and let's face it, most cafeterias in this country are not serving anything that resembles a healthy school lunch. To ensure your child gets nutrient dense foods, there is no question that you need start packing. 24 ways to pack a nutrient dense, healthy school lunch your child will actually eat: Keep it simple - You should be able to throw this … [Read more...] about 24 Ways to Pack a Healthy School Lunch
Here are two facts: 1) Holistic Squid will never be a site devoted to baked goods. 2) If you find a sweet treat here, it's because it's really, really good. I don't know how bakers do it. I nearly killed myself perfecting these chocolate whoopie pies - or more specifically, the honey-sweetened raspberry buttercream filling. I figured I would substitute powdered sugar with a homemade version using mineral-rich sucanat, … [Read more...] about Chocolate Whoopie Pies with (Honey-Sweetened!) Raspberry Buttercream Filling
So nice to have a gourmet treat tucked away in your freezer. This one is nourishing, a delightful change from the usual and very simple to create. Impress your dinner guests or reconnect with yourself for a few slow moments with this delicious Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream. Spiced persimmon ice cream ingredients 2 cups pureed, ripe, seeded persimmons (approximately 6 persimmons) 4 egg yolks (eggs from hens raised on … [Read more...] about Spiced Persimmon Ice Cream
I don’t mind admitting we sometimes have ice cream for breakfast at my house and feel not a drop of guilt. Just look at these ingredients (sans the optional rum, y’all!). Pina Colada ice cream is a wonderful, nutrient-dense treat. I love the cool, smooth cream coupled with the chewy, golden chunks of pineapple. It doesn’t get much better than this. Delicious. Nutritious. The bomb on a sunny afternoon! This ice cream is … [Read more...] about Pina Colada Ice Cream
This elderberry syrup recipe is a great way to keep your family healthy and happy while saving pennies too! Elderberries (also know as sambucus or sambucol) have long been used in folk medicine to prevent and treat the symptoms of the common cold and flu. These tiny purple-blue berries are rich in anti-oxidant flavinoids and anti-inflammatory anthocyanin. Even modern studies have proved the efficacy of elderberry extract. … [Read more...] about Elderberry Syrup Recipe for Cold and Flu Prevention
Fresh or Frozen Raw Milk – Natural Beauty Products – Supplements for Kids – Alternative for Milk Based Formula – Feeding a Picky, Teething Toddler – Is my Baby's Vein a Sugar Bug? – Reducing Bone Broth – Seasonal Allergies Natural Remedy My inbox and Facebook wall runneth over with questions from readers about Real food and holistic health, so I have created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to … [Read more...] about Your Questions Answered: Raw Milk and Lactose Intolerance, Beauty Products, Kids Supplements, and More!
I just LOVE the holidays. There are so many festive, nutrient dense foods to share - like this pumpkin ice cream! I know it is customary to forget all about pumpkins immediately after the empty pumpkin pie tin leaves the Thanksgiving table, but pumpkin ice cream is a wonderful holiday party showstopper far beyond the turkey dinner in late November. Pumpkins and other gourds can keep for weeks in a cool storage space. I … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Ice Cream
Sipping a frosty iced tea is one of the simple joys of summer, and hibiscus elevates the experience to sublime refreshment. The dark blood red dried flowers are steeped in hot water yielding a seductively rich, brightly tart drink reminiscent of childhood fruit punch but so, so much better. If you've ever had Jamaica (pronounced 'ham-eye-ku') at a Mexican restaurant, you most likely would have been served the syrupy fast-food … [Read more...] about How to Make Hibiscus Tea
I like trying new things, really I do, but when it comes to certain foods, I want them to taste familiar. For example, I don't like chili in my chocolate, and I like my yogurt firm and tangy but mellow. The latter posed a bit of a challenge when I started experimenting with homemade yogurt. I wanted to make my yogurt from raw milk, but I wanted it to be thick and creamy like my favorite European or Greek full-fat … [Read more...] about Simply Spectacular Homemade Yogurt Recipe