While it seems cultured foods have popped up as the latest health food trend these last few years (Kombucha anyone?) that are considered expensive “specialty” foods & drinks, fermented products used to be known as food for the poor. Yes, that’s right.  Naturally fermented foods were borne out of necessity: lack of refrigeration. You see…

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Have you noticed how commonplace gluten-free products have become on our grocery store shelves? Does it seem like everyone and their cousin is now  “gluten-free”? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? First of all, gluten is not a grain – it’s a protein that just so happens to be found in many of them. Gluten is actually a form of…

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Happy Equinox! What an exciting time of year! I’m breathing a sigh of relief – finally, the first fresh baby greens in the garden ready to harvest for the daily salad. And the nettle! This is the perfect time of year to be harvesting nettle tops to steam like spinach (and drink the water from…

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