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Raw Honey Lavender Ice Cream – Nutrient Dense Real Food

  I remember the first time I tried lavender, it was in the form of a little shortbread cookie from a popular bakery in Capitola, California, a quaint beach town very close to where I grew up. When I took the first bite and closed my eyes I was instantly transported to a summer day in a warm lavender …

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Easy Blueberry Clafoutis

Learn How To Make Clafoutis, The French Style Cobbler Clafoutis (pronounced Cla-foo-tee) is French for cobbler. But it’s not anything like the American style berry cobblers. Clafoutis has a delicate pudding like texture that is simple but refined. It is so extremely versatile that you can use any berry or stone fruit you have on …

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Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs – Plus a Recipe for Soaked and Fermented Chicken Feed

Increase Food Security With Backyard Chickens  Chickens are probably the easiest, most affordable, and most accessible livestock for a small urban farm, homestead, or backyard. They produce eggs and meat with relatively little space, time investment, and cost.     Keeping chickens only requires about 10 to 15 minutes of direct attention each day. This …

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Almond Joyful Cookies – Almond Butter, Toasted Coconut, and Chocolate Chips

Delicious Almond Coconut Cookies Don’t cave in and buy a candy bar. Make these chewy, melty, crispy cookies instead. This is where almond, toasted coconut, and chocolate chips come together in a trifecta of delight.     These almond cookies are a great take along snack packed with protein and fiber.      Indulge in …

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Traditional Strawberry Rhubarb Pie With Maple Whipped Cream

The Best Tart and Jammy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Quite possibly one of the finest summertime flavor combinations is that of red, ripe, sweet strawberries and tangy, fresh rhubarb. This is one of the simplest fruit pies I have ever put together with absolutely stunning results.     The filling is jammy and subtlety sweet with …

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Sourdough Pancakes – Traditionally Leavened With an Overnight Batter

What Makes This Sourdough Pancake Recipe Unique? My technique uses a thick, overnight batter made of flour, water, and sourdough starter. This thick batter ferments overnight night at room temperature. The next morning you will add the additional ingredients and continue fermenting the batter until is bubbly.     Chewy, Fluffy, Light, and Puffy These are …

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Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Calendula Flowers – with Recipes and Suggestions For Use

Using Calendula is Very Simple and Straight Forward This beautiful flowering plant has been widely used throughout history for health, beauty, and as a seasoning or an edible decoration in culinary applications. It has been used to aid digestion, calm aching teeth and joints, speed healing of bruises, burns, and wounds, soothe cramps, and reduce …

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Real Food Fudgesicles – Naturally Sweetened and Nutrient Dense

Creamy Chocolaty Real Food Fudgesicles Summertime makes me feel so nostalgic for my sunny, Santa Cruz childhood. I decided I wanted to share a favorite treat with my daughter that I hadn’t had in years. FUDGESICLES! When I decided to develop a recipe for this childhood favorite I had no idea just how easy it …

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