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Month: March 2015

Fermentation experimentation ?>

Fermentation experimentation

It’s no exaggeration when I say that fermented foods changed my life. Four years ago I was sick and unhealthy, and had no idea that the problem was not only what I was eating, but what I wasn’t eating. Thankfully, my nutritionist taught me that there was a solution, and that food can be a form of medicine. I’ve learned a lot about food since I started my journey to get healthy, but the most important lesson is the crucial…

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It’s going down, I’m yelling efficient… ?>

It’s going down, I’m yelling efficient…

Yes, I know Ke$ha wasn’t referring to energy bills when she wrote that song, but for the past few months I have been actually cheering whenever our new electricity bill comes through because it keeps going down, down, down. From the moment we turned on our ductless heat pump last fall, we knew it was a smart decision to replace our old, inefficient wall heaters. I had forgotten what it felt like to be warm in our house during cold…

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The Garden of Merrick: 2015 edition ?>

The Garden of Merrick: 2015 edition

Despite our efforts to live a more relaxed and not so overly-planned life, we seem to be awfully busy. I’m not complaining, because the plans we have almost always involve spending time doing things we love, but I miss being away from our house so┬ámuch. Thankfully, the clouds happened to part (literally) this past weekend and Josh and I found ourselves with a Saturday free of commitments. After a trip to the Portland Farmers Market for our weekly groceries, we…

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