Category Archives: Announcements

Announcing A New Site: Fresh Bites Daily

My mom and I have a big announcement: We have migrated many of our real food recipes to a new website in an effort to branch out just a bit from food to include more of our lifestyle here in the Sequoia National Forest. Expect to see new recipes regularly, more beverages and seasonings (upon…

Gone Fishing

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We’re on a break leaving no stone unturned in the Sequoia National Forest (or at least sitting in a chaise lounge and looking at it). We may even literally be out fishing. (Fingers crossed.) As we rest, recover, and take in fresh mountain air, we’re taking a posting break. In the background we’ve been working…

Extreme Flash Sale + Giveaway ($750 Value)

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Extreme Flash Sale + Giveaway ($750 Value) This giveaway is closed. Lucky winners include Jennifer of Unrefined Kitchen, Vickie, Julie, Debbie, and Pam. Jennifer selected the Excalibur. The other winners are happily spending their winnings all in one place — Tropical Traditions. We’ve got a crazy flash sale going on with just about three days…

Happy Thanksgiving (with a Few Holiday Projects)

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Happy Thanksgiving! Especially to you Americans. We are enjoying a slow holiday here and just working on a few craft projects as a family. This part of California is loaded with fresh produce — the produce is inspiring many of our little projects. Here are a few. Herb and Cranberry Floating Candles This is a…

Healthy Holiday Food Ideas on Pinterest — Join In

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As we head into the holiday season, there may be no tool to prepare quite as fun as Pinterest. I was scouring Pinterest looking for holiday food ideas when I decided that what we really need is one jumbo board where we like-minded people can post our discoveries. I created a board just for us:…

Real Food Enthusiast & Cyclist Mat Barton, Injured, You Can Help

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You may know Mat from the Hollywood Trader Joe’s, Portland Trader Joe’s, or the Portland cycling community. We know Mat because he snagged a long-time family friend as a wife and was married in our house four years ago. Mat was injured last Monday night in a Portland race. If you are in Portland or…

Bone Broth And Soup Course (Free) Exclusive On Facebook

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Our kitchen here in the Sequoia National Forest is HOT. It is hot with summer air and it is HOT with soups and sauces. Mom and I are creating an online video course and we want you to take it. We could ask you line up and pull out the change in your pocket to…

Introducing the Calcium Rich Foods Site

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I am pleased to announce a new website in our family of sites that promote awareness of whole foods nutrition. The site is dedicated to exploring issues related to calcium and food: CalciumRichFoods.org As with our Iron website, this site will house a calcium database of thousands of foods with data provided by the United…

New Gardening Section On The Website

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Most of us interested in food would agree on the importance of gardening. Growing your own gives you control over the plant variety and the inputs. You can purchase heirloom seeds that will likely provide you with more flavorful foods and with foods higher in nutrients. You can also use natural pest control techniques and…

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

Happy holidays to you, your family, and your friends from here in the Sequoia National Forest. Frederick sings Silent Night for you, with a bit of toddler background noise in front of our funky, hand-crafted Christmas tree.

Canadian Dairyman’s Hunger Strike: How You Can Help

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One of the most well-known and certainly most-respected dairymen in the world is on a hunger strike to bring attention to his cause — access to raw milk in Canada. Canadians cannot buy raw milk commercially — milk must be heat-treated (pasteurized) to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination despite the growing consumer market for…