Sep 30, 2014
by Inger
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A German Style Pork Hock Bake-Off

It may seem surprising to have a German Style Pork Hock recipe in a blog focused on healthy living.  But as you may have heard, fat is becoming less worrisome–if it comes from a healthier source, of course. 

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German Style Pork Hock with potatoes

This whole adventure started out of my mission to eat local.  Last fall when I order local pastured pork for my freezer, I was asked, “do you want the pork hocks?”  Always up for a challenge I answered “yes.”  Continue Reading →

Sep 27, 2014
by Inger
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Homemade Peach Granola

I think I have a new favorite breakfast!  Yogurt and peaches topped with Homemade Peach Granola.  Sweet and fruity with a nice bit of crunch, it even looks like morning sunshine!

Top some yogurt with a little homemade peach granola

Top some yogurt with a little homemade peach granola

Have you been reading the recent press on probiotics?  Probiotics are the good bacteria found in yogurt and other cultured products. Back in the crunchy granola seventies, everyone talked about the Tibetan monks who lived to the age of 100 eating yogurt.   But today’s research is going deeper.   Continue Reading →

Sep 21, 2014
by Inger
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Glazed Peach Streusel Muffins

You have to love the bounty of fall.  Especially if you are graced with cases of peaches and some new peach recipes!  Today I made Glazed Peach Streusel Muffins for the third time–they disappear like magic. 

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Glazed Peach Streusel Muffins

Of course baking with peaches has its own fringe benefit.   You are forced to eat any odd bruised slices–it wouldn’t do to bake with imperfect fruit, right?  Continue Reading →