Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simple Lives Thursday: My Favorite Post from Last Week, and Ground Rules

Hey everybody!
It's Thursday, so I'm hosting a blog hop where we talk about ways that we keep things simple by producing more and consuming less.  This week, we're laying down a few ground rules so the hop can become even more helpful and interesting for all involved.  There are only TWO rules and they're really easy:

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole — such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policemen! But, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.
2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants’ posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

The most exciting change is that we hosts will be picking our favorite posts of last week's hop and featuring them on all five blogs.  If we pick your post, that means everybody who reads one of our blogs will see your post!  Here are the five featured posts for this week:

1. Indian Kraut from Mexican Wildflower. We all love krauts and love when people create different flavors, and this one with mustard seed and cardamom looks like it would have a wonderful, strong, interesting flavor.
 2. Why Eating Meat Is Not Immoral by Real Food Dudes. This post and its comments were thoughtful and interesting. The information shared gives readers jumping points for future conversations.

3. Herbal Medicine Chest: Capsules, Pastilles, Lozenges, Chewables, Gels and Electuaries by Wood Wife's Journal. She covers the different ways to present natural remedies to the pickiest of our loved ones. "In other words, how do we get our kids to take them?"

4. Foraging: It's Time For Wild Chives by Loca-faces. In the words of the author, "Foraging is a blast. It connects you more closely with the Earth and the natural cycle of life in the plant world. It gives you traditional skills that are all but lost in the modern Western society." And it's the season for chives!

5. Organizing Cultured Foods and Supplies from Homestead Revival. The post itself and the pictures are beautiful, but what we like are the tips for organizing culture routines and supplies so one can keep up with different ferments.
So check out the linked up posts below and then grab this badge and add yours!  If you do add a post, please be sure to link back to one of our host blogs so everyone knows it appears in Simple Lives Thursday.
Annette at Sustainable Eats  

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