Archive for the 'Food' Category

Homemade Baby Food: Feed Our Babies Locally&Seasonally

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Homemade organic baby food has gotten easier with the increase in new baby food making appliances and the availability of organic produce. I encourage you mamas out there to give it at try. Here are a few options on blending up your baby’s buffet: -Beaba Baby Cook Baby Food Maker- it steams, blends, warms, defrosts […]

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And We… Picked the Bounty of Summer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pluots, cherries. It was a busy weekend! Kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma- we made it a family event. Then, we spent the evening washing, packing, and pitting cherries around a table. We all went home with bags of AMAZING blueberries frozen for summer, frozen cherries and peaches ready for smoothies, ice […]

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Pick {Buy} at the Peak

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

It is summer (well almost). School is out; gardens are growing; the sun is shining (unless you live here)… and peach trees, cherry trees, blueberry bushes, strawberry patches… are beginning to overflow in a summer bounty. This is a great time to visit U-pick farms and pick fruit at the peak of their season. Or […]

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Gone Bananas

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I just taught a great cooking class “Gone Bananas” x2. We drew a banana, learned about the healthy attributes of a banana, and cooked with bananas as our only sweetener. It was a fun class!! Here is one of my families current favorite recipes that use banana: Gone Bananas Banana Spice Cakies Ingredients 1 cup […]

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FarmFresh

Friday, April 26th, 2013

I am an egg snob. We have had chickens for the past 6 years or so. Yellow yolks, flavor, natural composters of all my table scraps, easy&fun pet for the kids… chickens are great. Having your own chickens ¬†and your own eggs spoils you. The taste is remarkable. We haven’t had chickens since we moved […]

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Goals&Reading: Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Friday, April 19th, 2013

I have made a new resolution to read. I love to read, but ever since I had children nine years ago, reading more than a magazine article or a blog post or does Pinterest count as reading is a thing of the past. Recently, my husband introduced me to the app Lift. There is something […]

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PPB Post: All About Juicing

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Thank you again for featuring Whole Diligence on the Petunia Pickle Bottom blog Take a look: All About Juicing  

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Two “Vintners” in My Kitchen

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

My dad {who I have learned so much that I know about cooking from & who has given me the passion for food&flavor} and my husband {who works so hard for our family, so I can stay home&homeschool my kids and experiment in my kitchen on a daily basis} decided to embark on a new […]

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Planting a Garden

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

With all of our moving over the years, we have not had the chance to indulge in the planting of a garden. This year we built planter boxes, filled them with healthy soil, and then this Saturday we planted! Each of our kids gets their own box. They got to fill it with seeds & […]

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Food Allergies&Intolerances

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Food allergies & intolerances. Just those words can be so overwhelming for anyone who has walked down this path. We discovered food intolerances in our middle child and myself this past year. Acid reflux, daily digestion issues, eczema. It starts with just putting together a and b. I don’t know how long my son had […]

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