In Review

2011 Blogging Review

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Jan 3, 2012

The WordPress.com stats made my blog an annual report. It’s really fun to see what posts were most popular, where you dear readers are from and which posts yielded the most comments. This is really fascinating considering the changes I’ve made to the direction of this blog, and encourages my efforts on Scratchtreehouse.com! Thanks again […]

A Spontaneous Raspberry Picking and Making Granola: Reviews

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Jul 28, 2011

Last weekend we went camping. My husband’s folks, brother and sister-in law joined us in the North Cascades. I successfully tested my home-made marshmallows on them (thumbs up all around). To my delight our trip took us right by  The Cascadian Farm (regionally local company selling berries, granola and jam). I love their jam and […]

Recipe Review: Marshmallows – Corn Free

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Jul 21, 2011

Most Americans can’t imagine camping without making S’mores. Well, last year, I decided we as a family would try our best to not consume Corn Syrup. Every package of Marshmallows I’ve seen has it as a staple ingredient. So, that meant we didn’t make S’mores when we went camping…Guess who wasn’t the most popular Mama?  […]

Sprouted Mung Bean Review

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Jun 23, 2011

I was first introduced to Mung Beans as an ingredient in a Traditional Chinese Soup for soothing a sore throat among other things. Since then, I’ve started using it in other ways trying to integrate it into our diet. The soup calls for sprouting the Mung Beans before cooking with it, and after trying to […]

Growing Pains: I need your help!

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Jun 2, 2011

Last September, I had no idea that I would finally find a solution to my baby’s constipation and embark on a new passion: finding healing through nourishing food. As chance would have it the previous 9 months had laid the ground work for me to be open to making changes to how we eat, and […]

In Book, Review

eBook Review: Digital Dominatrix

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May 16, 2011

Please, don’t let the title fool or confuse you. It did me. I didn’t quite get what it was about. Now that I have read it, I can tell you it has everything to do with digital survival. If I were to name it, I’d call it something like Online Reputation Handbook, or Online Identity […]

Recipe Review: Artisan Bread in 5 Min a Day!

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May 5, 2011

In my quest to make food from scratch, bread was the one thing that daunted me. I imagined a laborious process of kneading, kneading and more kneading. Plus, the family was pretty happy with home made Tortillas and Crackers. So, I didn’t have any pressure. But, my Aunt linked to this recipe on Facebook, and […]

Remedy Recipe Review: Mung Bean and Kelp Soup

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Mar 19, 2011

The Traditional Chinese Mung Bean Soup is actually a desert item used to cool folks in the summer.  I learned about this from the Chinese Herbalist we have been seeing for our daughter. She recommended it to me during this past illness – I was a little hesitant to try it, but pleasantly surprised by […]