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Cinnamon, Apple, and Honey-Butter Caramel Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls need to make a dramatic comeback. This is their chance! For this recipe I took freshly popped crispy popcorn, coated it in honey-butter caramel sauce, then added some salt, cinnamon, and diced dried apples to make a popcorn treat that tastes like popcorn apple pie.  Popcorn Balls With the Flavors of Fall When …

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Sourdough Toaster Tarts With Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling

This fall you will find me in my kitchen making these magical sourdough toaster tarts by the dozen! While they take a little extra effort to prepare, the real fermented dough, perfectly sweetened filling, and touch of garden magic make these worth the time. Toaster Tarts Anytime! You can serve these little beauties golden brown …

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Hot Buttered Apple Sauce With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

A few years ago in my recipe group on Facebook I posted a picture of myself eating a bowl of hot apple sauce with lots of butter. The comment went something like this, “If you aren’t eating your apple sauce hot with butter and cinnamon then you aren’t living!” I was pretty shocked at the …

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The Perfect Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Crust

Having a perfect pastry crust recipe is one of my secrets for a successful, less stressful holiday dinner. I adapted this recipe from my all-time favorite crust recipe, The Ultimate Lard Pie Crust. This new recipe is made with healthy sprouted whole wheat flour instead of white flour and butter instead of lard. It’s a little …

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Sprouted Whole Wheat Soul Cakes – A Nourishing Way To Honor Old Traditions

Spicy sweet soul cakes are a gateway to our past. Growing up a secular American can be a spiritually lonely place and living in a typical American town is often like living in a cultural and spiritual wasteland. At some point you begin to crave the gatherings, community celebrations, and spiritual traditions that our ancestors relished …

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Traditional Cooking and Living Gift Guide To Encourage a Nourishing Sustainable Homestead

The holidays are fast approaching and it will soon be the season of giving. Although I support and try to practice a minimalist lifestyle I still need some tools to help me facilitate a slow-food, nourishing kitchen and sustainable home. Here, I have curated a list of my favorite gifts. Some have been given to …

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Sweet and Buttery Sourdough Pie Crust – Traditionally Fermented for a Nourished Diet

Sourdough pie crust has been on my back burner for some time now! I finally had the time and opportunity to play around with my recipe and develop the perfect sweet and buttery sourdough pie crust. Even though I wish I’d done it long ago, now I can give you a real traditionally fermented pie …

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Four Fun, Foraged Fall Crafts for Families

Fall is the best time to forage for arts and crafts materials! This is when you can find a plethora of brightly colored leaves, acorns, dried flowers, mossy twigs, seedpods, feathers, and dry grasses. Collecting them brings you and your children closer to nature and teaches them to look for the subtleties of the natural …

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Date-Sweetened Winter Squash Pie With Maple Whipped Cream

I’m a big fan of winter squash. I love growing them, I love eating them, I love the way they look around the house and decorating my table and front door. They are so colorful, bright, and beautiful! But what I love most about winter squash is the deep sweet flavor that you get when …

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Sweet Potato Sourdough Pancakes

Sweet potato sourdough pancakes could easily become a staple around here. My daughter loved them, although I’m honestly not surprised. Sweet potato slathered with organic raw butter was one of her favorite first foods. Here, the sweet potato adds a natural sweet earthiness and deep flavor to the sourdough. It makes these pancakes more tender …

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Winter Squash and Ginger Cream Soup

I harvested a hefty crop of winter squash this year. I grew two standout varieties that I’m really happy with. The first is a small winter pumpkin called Winter Luxury and it’s a real beauty. Weighing just around 5 pounds, it is easy to handle and makes a great pie pumpkin. The second, my absolute favorite, …

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