Culturing Vegetables

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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The Amazon Jungle of Ecuador

The first steps I took in the Andes of Ecuador were like walking through thick molasses. Immediately I had no choice but to slow down.  Literally.  Adjusting to altitude pressure is a peculiar experience.  Though I wanted to move fast, I had no choice but to move in slow motion.  The altitude in Quito is…

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What to do for the Cold or Flu

It’s not too often that I get sick with a cold or flu, but when I do I take it as an opportunity to practice what I preach and take note of what actually works.  I basically study myself in the process of illness so I can learn from it. A few days ago I…

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