Our Rules for October Unprocessed 2015

Grocery store aisle - "Natural" section

If you read my previous post you’ll know my husband and I (and by extension, baby P, of course!) have pledged to be “unprocessed” this October as part of the October Unprocessed Challenge. You can still sign up to take part on your own terms. Andrew, who originated this challenge, encourages participants to make up […]

Join us for October Unprocessed 2015

My hubbie Mike eating Taco Bell

This is the second time I’ve signed up to take part in October Unprocessed, an annual challenge to eat real food organized by blogger Andrew over at Eating Rules. And it’s the first year my husband is fully on board. I hope you will be too – just head on over to sign up (on […]

How to Make Sun-dried Tomatoes on the Barbeque or Smoker

Tomatoes on the outdoor smoker

With the first few red leaves poking their heads out at me through my den window, I realize it’s a bit late in the season (for those of us in southern Ontario at least) to post about using up a tomato harvest. However, the bulk of our garden tomatoes are still sitting in a Rubbermaid […]

10 Real Food Zucchini Recipes for Fall

10 Real Food Zucchini Recipes for Fall

Zucchini is the perennial bully of our raised garden bed, sending out tendrils that choke out the more delicate cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplant around it. But we plant it every year because even in bad years we get a glut of vegetables with very little maintenance. For the first week or two of August, fresh […]

8 Reasons to Make Your Own Baby Food

Blueberry baby food mustache

I promise every post won’t be about baby food, but with an eight-month-old at home it’s where my head is right now. That eight-month-old is loving food, which we call “hamoo” (Polish for “food”). Or at least she’s loving pureed hamoo…maybe it’s because she remains toothless that she dislikes any kind of lumps or chunks. […]