The wonderful husband did me the greatest favor yesterday of moving all our blog posts from our old server here to the new one on wordpress. Our old server was only serving spam, so here we are. It was quite a trip reading the early entries of a year ago. While I was already working on my sourdough starter I had just barely begun to research natural health information and hadn’t even heard of Weston A Price. In one of my recipe posts I actually talked about how to make a muffin lowfat, something I shudder at now. These days I am always looking for more ways to get more good fats (and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K) into my diet, to help my skin and blood sugar.
2010 was definitely a year of learning and growing in the kitchen. Here’s just a quick list of some of the changes:
From yeast breads to natural sourdough
All purpose flour to whole wheat, sprouted wheat and sprouted spelt
Quick recipes to soaked baked goods to increase nutrition
Started rendering lard and using coconut oil
Learned how to can and preserve our organic produce
Dabbled in our own bit of backyard gardening
Learned how to make cultured vegetables and other fermented foods
Stopped buying toxic beauty products and started making my own
I’m really looking forward to expanding my traditional cooking skills this year, now that I have a solid foundation. I’ve been trying out more fermented foods, and want to start making my own kombucha soon. While this way of eating is a little more work, it’s a lot of fun for me to learn and experiment, and there is a deep satisfaction in knowing that I am providing wonderful healthy food for my family. Ultimately I hope to look back on these early years and chuckle at my newbie mistakes and rejoice in the legacy of health that we have created.