A little about my roots...

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I grew up on a farm in north central Saskatchewan, Canada.  When I was five years old, rheumatic fever landed me in the hospital for a month.  Soon after that, I got scarletina (more hospital) and pink eye.  My mom said I was SKINNY, weak and had no energy... plain run down.  The doctor said he didn't hold out much hope for me.

Mom's PLAN was to nourish me back to health... from the farm's bounty and nature.  Not that I can remember, but likely by most people's standards, we already ate healthy.  After mom read books by health and raw food advocates, she added juicing, herbs and roots.  We ate a complete whole food diet. 

We laugh about some of the things we had to eat and drink... spring dandelion salads (yuck), alfalfa tea with honey (not bad), whole wheat porridge (the worst).  Try as I might, I could never get the dog to eat my porridge.  

Most everything we ate was grown on the farm or taken from nature.  Mom bought a small flour mill and ground the wheat dad grew.  We had flour for baking bread, meal for porridge.  Honey, from our bee hives, was used in place of sugar.  We ate the beef, pork and chickens that we raised.  We milked a couple cows, made butter, buttermilk and sour cream... and collected eggsJuice came from mom's juicer... carrot, beet and other veggies and fruits.

Our large garden provided produce for the entire year... fresh, frozen, canned and pickled.  We picked raspberries and wild berries... blueberries, rosehips, saskatoon berries, currants and gooseberries.

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After about a year of eating like this, the doctor, who didn't hold out much hope for me, proclaimed I THRIVED!  He COULD NOT believe the difference.  I had my health back.

Literally 95% of what we ate was home grown and homemade... and most of it was delicious.  We ate like kings.  My favorites still remain... warm gingerbread covered with thick farm cream, pork chops... crisp and tender, fresh carrot and beet juice, red clover tea, rose hip tea, fresh peas, carrots, cucumbers and potatoes from the garden.  I never knew what junk food was until I left home at 18.  :)

I am forever grateful to my parents for raising me like this.  Through their examples I learned how to eat and live well.  My interest in natural, healthy, homemade food began when I was little and has been part of my life since.

Making yogurt, kefir, sour cream, buttermilk is part of that.

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Dear reader, I wish you happy culturing and healthy eating!

Myra


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