Marmalade- a health food?!

Did you know that marmalade is a health food?

I am partial to the Thursday Cottage brand (they also make splendid lemon curd, which we call “Sunshine in a jar” at my house). There are numerous naturally occuring chemicals in citrus peels. For example, I learned from health coach Travis Burch that limonene supports the liver by helping the body get rid of fats from the blood stream and pectin helps absorbs toxins in the gut, like fiber. Naringenin in the peels is supportive of thyroid health. In addition, the bitter flavor helps signify the body to make bile. (Visit Travis Burch’s website for lots more info).

Do you like Marmalade? We got to watch it being made at the Green Briar Jam Kitchen last summer, it was a warm sunny day and it smelled heavenly.

garden potatoes

We grew purple and yellow potatoes this Summer. The purple ones were sprouting from our Farmer Dave’s Farm share so we plopped them into the raised bed and watered them and voila! They tasted amazing roasted with duck fat and celtic sea salt. We will have to grow more next year. Potatoes are such a great source of potassium, we try to eat them with animal fat a few times per week.

Culina – a yummy probiotic drink

I found this tasty non-dairy kefir at my local Whole Foods Market. It is creamy and delicious and probably contains about 25 Billion Colony forming units of beneficial bacteria. Kefir tastes like strong yogurt. According to Dr. Natasha Cambell McBride, famous for creating the GAPS diet, kefir can help remedy bad body odors. What do you think about that?

Tim’s tasty ginger & peanut butter sauce

This is a great sauce over steamed vegetables, for a noodle salad, or as a satay sauce. Cashew butter or even sunbutter would probably be a fine substitute for the pb.

2 cloves garlic – microplane or shred

2 T fresh ginger – microplane or shred

1 T+ soy sauce

1 T+ lime juice

2 T+ tahini

2 T creamy PB

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2-3 T+ water

2 tsp + agave or honey


Mix all together in a bowl! A blender or cuisinart would work well too.