I have to dash off this post because there are two pawpaw trees on my property that need to be planted today! But today is the last day to watch this free video on memory. You can find it here https://kwiklearning.com/memory/ I don’t have an affiliate relationship or make any money from promoting it–I just think we can learn a lot from these free offerings. It is pretty much the style in marketing today to give something away free–I love it! Anyway, I forgot today is the last day for this video–so you know what I will be doing.. Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought of the video.
EAT LOCAL: Just a quick note as this is time sensitive. First, I want to share a few ideas with you on something we all love–olive oil. You have probably heard how so many olive oils in the U.S. have turned how to be fraudulent in some way. Me too and I was worried. One thing I did was order from a small U.S. grower rather than a supermarket. I found that oil through a podcast that I listen to frequently. You can find it at http://www.harvesteating.com/ Chief Keith Snow talks about his cooking adventures there and has an online store with a three-liter bag of olive oil available. I like this option because I can decant into my favorite decorative bottle for use. Another podcast that has lots of useful info is Paleohacks. You can find it at paleohacks.com Some email newsletters are pretty spammy, and I definitely would not recommend them, but this one is a keeper. So I am passing on one of their links that has a free offer. What the heck- we like free stuff, no? Here it is: https://www.freshpressedoliveoil.com/a/APPH005_Ref_MG_Q314/dl At that link, there was good info on the olive oil fraud and the free offer, if you are interested. I am going to try it out! Leave me a comment if you have any olive oil suggestions to share!
September 10–Just a quick update. I did receive my free sample, although I did cancel the club. It was worth tasting the sample though–it had a lively green but not overpowering flavor. If you were looking for variety in your olive oil, this club could be for you. It’s a little pricey for me, but I can vouch for the quality of the sample!
I love this idea that you can focus on being happy for 100 days. We all get so absorbed in 30 day diets or fitness plans or whatever but sometimes we forget to be happy! You can find more info on this initiative at http://100happydays.com/ The photo is an update of yesterday’s post on my Saturday at the Farmers Market. This is such a great group to volunteer with and it just makes me happy to be outside!
P.S. Be sure to let me know if you are interested in joining us. It’s a happy event!
This summit was recommended by Sean Croxton and he usually has good info, and of course, you know I love anything purple! So this is just a quick post to let you know that you can check out this free summit at http://transformationalnutritionsummit.com/
I don’ t have an affiliate relationship or anything like that.. just like to pass on free info on how we can find helpful resources on our journeys to health. I hope you have a great weekend. Cheers, Deb
Saturdays are my favorite days when I am in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Today was a two-fer with the Transylvania County Farmers Market http://transylvaniafarmersmarket.com/news-events/and volunteering at the Rice Street Community Garden.
Rice Street Community Garden
I didn’t get a lot of pictures of the garden because I was so busy shoveling fresh dirt into the beds so that the fall garden could be planted. There was a great group of people planting and pulling weeds and just enjoying all that free vitamin D. But here I am saying goodbye to the zinnias! I will be writing all about the Community Garden soon as they are doing great work and providing fresh produce to Bread of Life http://www.breadoflifetc.org/home0.aspx and Sharing House http://sharinghouse.org/
Kudos to the two linchpins of the community garden effort Bill and Norah! Take a bow.
The Transylvania County Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is always a treat and there was even live music!
I want to give a shout out to a few of my favorite local businesses that come to the market. The kind people at Calee’s Coops https://www.facebook.com/pages/Calees-Coops/237623736375831 have been very helpful to my Whole3o eating plan (more about that in another post!). Since I was able to order 25 lb. of their delicious pork sausage–they made it with no sugar. Awesomeness–thanks Michael and Casey!
Who doesn’t love mushrooms? OK, my daughter… but if you do.. Deep Woods Mushrooms has some beautiful nutrient dense mushrooms and the added bonus is that Greg Carter doesn’t just sell them he is a bonafide guru! He is always ready to give advice and he has great workshops on how to grow your own. See him at the market and check out his informative website: http://deepwoodsmushrooms.net/
Good news for busy people who still want to eat just real local food: Pitch Pine Farm will be having a Fall CSA running from August 27th to November 12th. There will be a convenient weekly pickup at Food Matters in Brevard. For more info: pitchpineorganicfarm.com
Last but not least by a long shot is Jayne Field, The Kitchen Fairy. Omigosh, what a great idea she has! Personal Chef Services, busy guys and gals–we are all for it! brevardkitchenfairy.com for all the latest and greatest.
That’s just a few of the great local businesses at the market. Just say no to agribusiness and remember It’s Got to be NC!
Yesterday, I was wondering around my mountain property and came upon this:
I have been buying these at my local Farmers market http://transylvaniafarmersmarket.com/news-events/ and they smell like butter and have a very delicate flavor. So I am super excited to have found a little secret clump of them while I was out clearing culverts on our dirt road.
I was pretty sure that I knew them since I had bought them several times but I did check out their lookalikes. You should never eat a mushroom unless you have seen the real thing in person! But here is a website on their lookalikes. http://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/chanterelle-mushrooms.html I think I have the lookalike Jack’o’Lanterns on the property, too.
Thank you culverts for making me come out in the rain and find these little treasures.
I feel really comfortable with the Whole9 people so I am going to pass this on. It’s timely so I am just throwing it out there so you can check it out. http://whole9life.com/2014/07/detox-summit/
Let me know if you attend. Comments welcome!
Every Tuesday, I look forward to picking up my CSA box from Morningside Farms in Brevard. The produce is local, fresh and tasty and it encourages me to be creative. This week it made me think of borscht because of the beets and cabbage, but I got a little non-traditional with it–but that is the fun part! Here is what I started with:
I sauteed onions and local chorizo sausage first, and then added those lovely Roma tomatoes to make a sauce. Then put it all in the slow cooker. The aroma in the kitchen was divine!
Those aren’t potatoes-they are golden beets, somehow, to me they seem sweeter. You can really tell local real tomatoes when you make a sauce–I can’t wait to eat this.
It’s not a very traditional borscht, but it sure tastes good! I love the spicy chorizo. You can find Morningside Farm at http://morningsidefarm.net/
Just a quick note:
I really like the Paleohacks podcast. Have you listened to it? You can find them here http://blog.paleohacks.com/podcasts/
I just found that there will be a free webinar on gut health offered today. You can register here: http://solvingleakygut.com/free-gut-health-webinar/
Here’s to better health!
I didn’t get a chance to see this when it was live but I wanted to post a quick note about it because I really like Sean Croxton. So here is the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/undergroundwellness/2014/07/25/maximize-your-memory-with-jim-kwik
If, like most of us, you would like a better memory, this is a great presentation. I also use lumosity.com to help me improve my brain performance. Let me know what you think after you watch it..