Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry

Recently, Tim has been in charge of making lunch. He is not a simple sandwich guy and since that is what I make for lunch, he has taken over the midday menu. This is what he made from some leftover pork roast. It was delicious!Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry (with green beans)...more

Arsenic in Organic Brown Rice Syrup

A recent Dartmouth study revealed certain products containing organic brown rice syrup as a major ingredient contained high levels of cancer causing inorganic arsenic. The products tested were toddler formula, cereal bars, and high performance energy products....more
And it's BACK..... The Arsenic in Rice (now in White & Brown rice).  Soon we won't be able to ...more

If you can't pronounce the ingredient why would you want to eat it?????

I have been making small changes over the last year, no more diet soda (although I did have one last weekend at the movies) I am making an effort to purchase locally grown organic produce, dairy products, eggs, beef, chicken and pork. My goal is to prepare our meals with local organic products, it is an on going project and I am making small changes every time I shop. In the spring I will pull out my pots and plant a container garden, I can’t wait for home grown tomatoes, peppers and fresh herbs. ...more
@HomeRearedChef Hello Virginia! It's your Raw Milk Fairy Godmother here....I am watching you and ...more

Make Your Own Homemade Greek Yogurt

Since this is the Happy Simple Living blog's most popular posting yet, I thought you might like the recipe and directions for making your own thick, creamy Greek Yogurt. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!...more

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Baby its cold outside in my part of the world and nothing warms up the body than a piping hot bowl of soup. A couple of weeks ago I brought home sweet potatoes, garlic and yellow onion from the organic farm where I participate in the work share program. I decided to roast all four sweet potatoes with the garlic and onion, and since it was just the hubby and I for dinner I planned to freeze half the roasted sweet potatoes for another meal. ...more
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Amish Scrapple

When I think of Scrapple, I always think of maple syrup, because at our house, we always trickled maple syrup on top of the fried slices. We didn't have Scrapple often and when we did, it was never homemade. I still thought it tasted great, that is until I ate the real homemade product at the table of my Amish friends.......more
Hubby and I have been talking about having a couple of chickens, and yes, maybe even getting a ...more

Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank

[Editor's Note: 'Tis the season to have just spent an awful lot of money (on gifts, food, entertaining, and yes, possibly even alcohol...), and 'tis the season to start thinking about how to step back from holiday excess and start eating healthily again. But is it possible to eat healthily and keep to a budget at the same time? This post from the archives assures you that yes, it is possible, Virginia. There really is an affordable way to eat your veggies! --Genie]...more
I love the two pairs, two spares. I'm the youngest of 5 kids and the first 4 are 2 sets of ...more

Raw Milk for Real Health

Please show me another manufacturing process where the ease and low cost of production have been more important than the QUALITY of the product produced....more

Protect Your Family From Food Additives

Last week, I participated in a healthy living webinar called "Inspiring Health with Robyn O'...more

Food Day Buy Local and Just Cook Something!

In support of Food Day on Monday I purchased a chicken and produce from my local organic farm.  Upon returning to my kitchen I pulled out the crock pot, tossed in the chicken along with about 1/2 cup of water, a couple of sprigs from my rosemary plant, a chopped yellow onion, added a dash of salt and pepper. Six hours later the chicken was cooked to perfection which I served with roasted sweet potatoes tossed with olive oil, garlic cloves and diced yellow onion....more