*big sighs* I ruined my year old, beautiful sourdough starter. I wanted to cry when I realized what I did! I had gotten it out to make bread and waffles. I went to get a jar for putting away some back into the fridge like I always do. But I must have gotten distracted and never actually got to putting it in the fridge. I used up all the starter for waffles, assuming I had already put some away. This morning I realized what I did and nearly cried. My SIL has a starter, and she is going to send me a few tablespoons of hers from Iowa. Hopefully that will make it easier then starting all over again. *big sighs* My starter was my friend. We were buddies. We worked together to make our grains more digestable and to raise without yeast. And now... it's gone! Ok, done ranting now.
I did order my heirloom seeds from Seed Saver Exchange in Iowa. I'm excited to try my hand at gardening again. We are determined to get it right this year! :) Click here to see my posts from last year's 'try' at Square Foot Gardening. We are NOT giving up, we'll get it!!!
Some favorite links from the last two weeks:
1. I can't help it: my beautiful niece and nephew (sorta) in Minnesota.
2. I FINALLY made my own deodorant, using this recipe. I've been meaning to for 2 years now and only finally got to it. So far it's working fine. The real test will be when it's hot. I put it in a small glass container and I just scoop some out with my fingers and rub it on my armpits. It melts with the body heat.
3. Here is some fabulous personal experience regarding teeth issues and a WAP diet. And a quote from Cure Tooth Decay. Great info!
4. If you think you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue, I would highly recommend you read this 'series': Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3. I was able to get the book she suggested from my library. I can't wait to read it! I know we have adrenal/thyroid issues here.
4.. If you are interested in learning to cook in a traditional, nourishing way, but are overwhelmed, check this class out.
5. Here are some great tips for menu planning/grocery budgets, etc. Be sure to check out the comments, I learned a lot there also.
6. Here are some great tips for health, not JUST eating the right foods.
7. Here is a recipe for flourless chocolate cake. I haven't tried it yet, but I'd like to...
8. Elizabeth at 'The Nourished Life' is going to try a two week long raw milk diet. Follow it here if you are interested.
9. I finally bought soap nuts after reading this. My detergent is almost out, and it costs $20 for the stuff from WFM. So I wanted to try the soap nuts this time. I haven't used them yet, but I'm excited to. I hope I like them!
10. Katie at Kitchen Stewardship asked a bunch of 'real food bloggers' questions and compared them side by side. It was a great idea and fun read. Click here for the list and you can click on any of the links to see the various 'face-offs'. It's a fun read!
11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had no idea flour came from grains (another person who had no idea). :)
Phew! I had a lot of favorites the last two weeks. Enjoy!