All posts tagged 'nutrition'

Clueless attempts at Permaculture: 3.5 months

Posted on June 10th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food, Permaculture

The good news is: food is actually growing. The half-dozen pots of lettuce I had planted as we were getting settled are large and we are consistently pilfering leaves for salads. We’ve had our first little crop of radishes and celery, green onions and herbs are in abundance. Almost every..
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The chicken saga

Posted on May 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

As part of our shift to try to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle I wanted to have animals to help provide more protein for our diets (eggs, milk, cheese). The tricky part is that I have no clue what I’m doing. Perhaps you don’t know this already, but I’m not..
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My clueless attempts at permaculture.

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

OK, so some of you may have been reading about our renovation process and how we are going about rehabilitating the cabinas we have purchased in the jungle. Part of this whole process however is the idea that we are going to live as self-sufficiently as possible and that means..
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Why all the cool kids are growing pineapple

Posted on March 20th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

There are pineapples growing in my garden. As a Canadian who was always struggling to get even tomatoes and peppers to grow in my short summer season, this is the height of tropical decadence. As a nutrition fiend and herbalist, there are some major health benefits to growing this fruit..
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3 Herbs to start Wildcrafting

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Tis the season for wildcrafting. If this is a term you are unfamiliar with, ‘wildcrafting’ means to find medicinal and culinary herbs and plants in their natural habitat and harvest them in a sustainable (read: not picking every last flower or enraging the Lorax) way. I am lucky enough to..
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Why No-One Should Eat Wheat Ever

Posted on January 30th, 2016 · Posted in Fabulous Food

Health practitioners and naturopathic doctors tend to shy away from sweeping statements, so when someone like Dr. Joseph Pizzorno announces flat out at a lecture that no one should eat wheat, it tends to stick with you. Dr. Pizzorno is well respected in the health industry. Among his many credentials,..
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