• Purple Haze Kraut

    Purple Haze Kraut

      You might *think* you don’t like kraut- but maybe it’s because you haven’t tried this version. It’s tangy, yet sweet, and the caraway gives it a certain je ne sais quoi. It’s a relatively new creation in my kitchen, but one that people keep asking for – so I know it’s a winner. Remember- since this is a lacto-fermented kraut,

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    Quick and easy turkey broth

    Quick and easy turkey broth

    Thanksgiving = turkey for an awful lot of people and it’s no different when our extra large family comes together to share this fall meal. While everyone undoubtedly enjoys the turkey adorned with freshly-made cranberry sauce, I look forward to all the delicious broth that can be made with the leftovers! In our home, we try to keep the freezer well-stocked with

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    The sacred superfood you’re avoiding (but shouldn’t)

    The sacred superfood you’re avoiding (but shouldn’t)

    When was the last time you were menu planning and thought, ‘oh yes! Thursday is liver night!’ Uh huh. I thought so… Although we tend to shun organ meats today, they have been  revered in cultures around the world throughout history. Liver, for example was prized for its ability to fuel the strength and stamina of warriors and to nourish expectant

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    5 tips to streamline your kitchen prep

    5 tips to streamline your kitchen prep

    I love feeding my family good food. Nourishing food. Food they will remember and that will be a part of their childhood memories. Food that will bring them back home time and again as adults… But, I don’t like spending all of my time in the kitchen. Seems like a funny paradox huh? I’ve done both- having popped things out

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    Is my kombucha scoby still good?

    Is my kombucha scoby still good?

    Question: I have a kombucha question: I left my scoby in a little liquid in a dark place all summer, and I’ve now begun to brew again, is it safe to continue brewing, or have I neglected it for too long? ~Lyne Answer:  Good question Lyne. If you are anything like me, with a tonne on the go, you’ll find

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    Wild rice soup

    Wild rice soup

    I have to say that some of my most cherished kitchen memories growing up are around soup. These soups were made to help nourish a large, hungry family…and they fit perfectly into the country sensibility that you let nothing go to waste. Our soups included fresh and leftover foods. And they were served year round- particularly if someone was feeling

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    Mint and bean cookies

    Mint and bean cookies

    By Danielle Nykoluk Traditional Wisdom, Modern Kitchen Certified Teacher Here in the Northern prairies, spring came early. Spring celebrates the turning of the wheel of the year as the dormancy of winter gives way to a time of renewal and rebirth. Spring begins with the first few green shoots and eventually explodes into a multitude of beautiful blossoms, which carry

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    Upgraded Christmas Shortbread Cookies

    Upgraded Christmas Shortbread Cookies

    By Danielle Nykoluk Traditional Wisdom, Modern Kitchen Certified Teacher   I’ve recently been inspired by the series “Healthy for the Holidays” presented by Adrienne Percy, founder of Traditional Wisdom Modern Kitchen. The initial call of this *free* 3 call series really provides inspiration and practical solutions about how to make simple upgrades to everyday recipes as well as other tips for how to

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    Holiday ‘Booch (Kombucha)

    Holiday ‘Booch (Kombucha)

    By Danielle Nykoluk TWMK Certified Teacher “Autumn, the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”   ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither With the passing of the fall equinox and the majestic Harvest Moon, it is official – the seasons are shifting. The brilliant colours of fall are

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    There’s a Revolution Where?!

    There’s a Revolution Where?!

    By Danielle Nykoluk TWMK Certified Teacher That’s right…in my kitchen! After reading the article “Small Steps Can Change Our World” by Joel Salatin in the June/July 2014 issue of Mother Earth News, I found myself thinking about my daily life practices and how I’m working towards positive change for our planet, one mouthful at a time! A “Kitchen Revolution” of sorts…

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