Gooseberry Pie

Have you ever tasted a gooseberry? These unique, tangy fruits are related to currants, but have a flavor all their own. Though gooseberries aren’t a common ingredient in pie, they’ll take your dessert to the next level. The following is an excerpt from This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan Dye Gussow.…

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We Become More Human as We Become More Mindful

Connections drive our society forward. When we connect with others we come to a better understanding of what it means to be human. It’s important to take a moment, slow down, and look inward, especially during times of great stress. The following is an excerpt from The Art of Leading Collectively by Petra Kuenkel. It…

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Conscious Eating: What Our Bodies Are Trying to Tell Us

When our stomachs growl, we eat. When we feel like we’re about to burst, we stop eating. These are just two examples of our bodies’ incredible ability to recognize and adjust to changes within our environment and ourselves. Sometimes our bodies even know what’s best for us before we do. The following is an excerpt…

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Car Survival Tips for Severe Winter Weather

Now that temperatures have started to dip below freezing, and most folks living in colder climates have witnessed their first snowfall of the season, it’s time to get serious about winter preparedness. Especially when it comes to driving! The following is an excerpt from When Disaster Strikes by Matthew Stein. It has been adapted for the…

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Hunters’ Rabbit Stew

Looking for the perfect recipe to warm up those cold winter months? This hunter’s rabbit stew is the perfect twist on a cold-weather classic that the whole family will enjoy! With this simple and satisfying recipe, you can add a twist to your family’s comfort food this winter. The following is an excerpt from Raising…

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A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until spring. No matter what size home you live in, there’s room for a garden of soil-grown sprouts to carry you through the depths of winter. You just need a little guidance from someone who understands the struggles…

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Buying Meat for the Holidays? Here Are Key Questions to Ask Your Farmer or Butcher

As the holiday season approaches, you may be wondering what delicious meats you’ll cook up for roundtable family feasts. But before you buy a cut of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or anything else, there are some things you should research first. The practices involved in butchering, packaging, and distribution directly impact the quality of the…

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Simple Whole Roasted Chicken and Grain-Free Gravy

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all of the great homemade meals we look forward to every year. Enjoying these great feasts, however, can lead to some unhealthy food choices. With this simple and easy whole roasted chicken and grain-free gravy recipe, you and your family can enjoy eating fantastic food…

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Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Hatchet

When it comes to planning your next DIY project, it’s not likely that you think to yourself, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But, if you do, today’s your lucky day!  With some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water, and an oven…

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Wine Pairings for the Holidays

As you prepare to celebrate with friends or sit down with family this holiday season, it’s good to know what kind of wine to serve on the right occasion with the right meal, right? Deirdre Heekin, winemaker and author of An Unlikely Vineyard, is here to share some of her favorite wines along with food…

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