Whittle Me This!

Ahh, winter in Maine. It's taken some getting used to, but 7 years later, I feel I have never enjoyed winter as much as I do now. Summer is my busiest time of the year, where work, foraging, fishing, tending the land, and getting quality time with my family all collide. Our summer season is short here, so it requires an effort to get in all the activities I enjoy participating in. 

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Keep It Tidy

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is from behind the stove where we can deeply nourish ourselves, and our families. Visitors always tend to navigate towards the kitchen, where they are often enticed by delicious treats sitting on the slate counter. We love to throw parties and find the kitchen is usually the first spot to overcrowd as folks make their way around our home.

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Hoshigaki

Several years ago, a chef I was chatting with occasionally sent me a wonderful care package. Amongst the goodies were a pair or dried persimmons, otherwise known as hoshigaki. These were not like your typical dried fruit. The thick flesh, dense caramel like sweetness stood out from the crowd and has been on my mind every autumn since!

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A Little Bit Raw

Looking back, its hard to believe that I went 4 years without eating cooked food. These days, I mostly joke about my 4 year span as a "raw foodist".  Although it served me well, for a short period of time, I do feel it was a bit overboard in my search for health.

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Finding No Common Ground Amongst Diet and Lifestyle

"There have been no rigorous, long-term studies comparing contenders for best diet laurels using methodology that precludes bias and confounding. For many reasons, such studies are unlikely." They conclude that no diet is clearly best, but there are common elements across eating patterns that are proven to be beneficial to health. ~Stephanie Meller

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Johnny's Selected Seed Feature

Over the past several growing seasons, i have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of farmer's and food producers. One of those companies is Johnny's Selected Seeds, who is based just a short drive away from my home. If you are a farmer, gardener, or homesteader in Maine, you certainly know of the company. But their business is nationally recognized as one of the best in the business. 

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Interview on Intention

Frank Giglio and his family live off the grid on a solar powered farm in Maine – Three Lily Farm. Their 26 acre property features a spring fed pond, gardens and wild edibles which allows Frank and his family to rewild, connecting with nature. In this episode, we chat the simple steps we can take to get back to the beauty that nature offers.

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Fermentation Fundamentals ~ The Autumn Edition

With the 2016 growing season coming to an end, I'm making the most of what's left in the garden and seeing how I can best preserve it for later use. Peppers, tomatoes, and carrots have long since been brined and they are now ready to blend together into delicious hot sauces. 

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen - Rewild Yourself Podcast

"My good friend and brilliant chef Frank Giglio joins me in-studio at the ReWilding headquarters for an in-depth interview on how to set up your home kitchen for culinary mastery. Frank has apprenticed directly under some of the top chefs in the US and became a classically trained chef at the New England Culinary Institute."

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5 Ingredients You Should Be Adding To Your Bone Broth

Bone broths have long been revered for their health benefits. Chicken soup was a regular dish served up by my grandmother and as a child, broth was always served when I feeling ill. Thankfully, this nutritious liquid is still regarded for promoting good health and current dietary trends have blown up broths! 

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