Living in New England, the produce I eat changes with the seasons and so does my fitness routines in nature. I like to joke that my front yard is my own gym. Splitting wood and hiking on the trails out my back door in the fall and spring. Organic gardening in spring, summer and fall, while nibbling on fresh greens, berries and edible flowers. Winter can mean snow shoveling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or hiking. Long simmering stews, roasted vegetables from my local organic farm. Summer always means long distance swimming in nearby clean water ponds, and eating my way to my secret spot , snacking on hand fulls of wild raspberries and blackberries adds to the fun. Continue reading
We need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy, to help our bodies absorb Vitamins A, D, E and K, keep us well lubricated and enhance our immune system. Some fats are saturated; some unsaturated, some from animals and some from nuts and seeds. Here’s my list of what fats and oils to stock for health and vitality. Continue reading
Roasted with garlic, winter roots and butternut squash are terrific and simple to make. Cut up the vegetables, sprinkle with Celtic Sea Salt and extra virgin olive oil. Bake in a covered crock for about an hour in a preheated 400 degree oven. Voila, lunch, or dinner. Excellent as a side dish or the main event. Crumble your favorite (grass fed goat, sheep or cow) feta on top when it’s warm from the oven and serve with big fat olives. YUM! You’ve got a super luscious meal with a short amount of prep time with big flavors from our local and seasonal fall harvest.