An Interview: BJ Mackinnon and Her Garden

I’m deviating from my usual format and presenting this entry in the form of an interview! My dad’s birthday happened a few weeks ago, and my family had a small dinner party to celebrate. We invited a few family friends, but because of the threat of snow, only two were able to make it. They’re … Continue reading

Beauty Regimen Updates: April

I think it’s time to give you all some personal care/product updates, since it’s been about two months since I began this blog. Here’s what has changed in my routine recently. (Also, I realize I look like a complete goofus in that photo. I haven’t managed to take any other hair photos recently, so you’re … Continue reading

Book Review: Wheat Belly

Wheat Belly I started reading “Wheat Belly” with the assumption that I would agree with most of what the author said, and that it would reinforce some opinions about wheat that had already formed in my mind. Still, since skepticism is the keystone of this blog, I tried to read with a mind free from … Continue reading

True Colors

It’s bad enough that most mainstream cosmetics and body products contain craptastic ingredients. But when a previously trusted “natural” company reformulates a favorite product, it can feel like a betrayal. This has happened to me several times and for a variety of reasons. You all know that I’m a skeptic, but if I find a … Continue reading

Book Review: Nourishing Traditions

Hey, guys. Sorry it took me so long to post this entry! I haven’t had as much free time for writing as I would have liked, and I’ve also been a bit lazy about posting. I have a bunch of rough drafts ready for this blog, but they still need some editing. Thanks for sticking … Continue reading

Upcoming Posts

Hello, readers! I haven’t posted in a few days, but I’m still here and busily brainstorming new entries. Here’s a sneak preview of what I have in the works: 1. A follow-up polenta post with a special dinner event–my friend Tony has graciously invited me to hear about his family’s traditions surrounding the cooking of … Continue reading

Food Relationships

These days, it seems like everyone wants a prescription for health. Some turn naively to the pharmacy, hoping for a quick fix that requires minimal effort. Many others are realizing that prescription drugs only treat the symptoms–of diabetes, or high cholesterol, or skin ailments–and not the cause. I’m a big believer that a healthy diet … Continue reading

Recipe: Perfectly Palatable Polenta

Today’s post is a recipe! I chose to share it because it’s so versatile. I absolutely love cooking, especially when it’s something I’ve never attempted before. Part of the thrill for me is just experimenting, but I also enjoy the process of preparation:  from chopping, to cooking, to savoring the fruits of my labor. It soothes me … Continue reading

Obligatory Media Post

I’ve been recommending products to you, dear readers, but to what end? What do you gain by taking my advice? I remember being in middle school and, like many others, struggling to fit in. I recall begging my mother to buy me Hollister clothing (perish the thought) and wishing for a certain body shape and … Continue reading

In Defense of the Unwashed + Routine Simplicity

You all know that I am quite skeptical of many things: fad diets, miracle wrinkle creams, magical superfoods, or anything that claims to “show results overnight.” But when the worth of something is proven to me, whether through personal trials, or scientific studies, or multiple, unbiased testimonials, I tend to become excited. This excitement usually … Continue reading

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