Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I don't remember my great-grandmother ever steaming anything, looking at a nutrition label or exercising purely for the health benefits. She never once drank skim milk or ate low fat cheese.

Yet, she was always slim and healthy. Other than a touch of arthritis, she lived a life untouched by disease or sickness.

She spent her days tending to rows and rows of corn, strawberries, beans and squash. She planted, grew, harvested, canned and froze most of what she put on the table. She woke up, picked a "mess" of beans; strung and shelled them sitting on her front porch that afternoon; simmered them for a few hours and served them for dinner that same night.

She was a part of the original farm-to-fork generation and was all the healthier for it.

Since I had never once heard her mention eating healthily, this recipe for "Healthy" Apple Bread caught my eye.

First off, this "healthy" bread calls for almost an entire stick of butter and doesn't once mention wheat flour or spelt. It bakes up into a dense, moist loaf that's full of apples, raisons and is well, if not healthy, darn tasty.

I highly recommend this recipe, the entire loaf was gone within two days. (I'll scan and post the recipe in the next few days.)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Too long

It's been too long since my last post - but a really great apple bread recipe is coming soon.