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How To Cut Up a Whole Chicken

I'm sort of embarrassed to be telling you this story, but I'll never forget the first time I tried cutting up a whole chicken. My first attempt took me about 30 minutes because I had no idea what I was doing. I just started cutting. Which meant I was cutting through bones. Do you know how hard it is to cut through bones?? Hence the 30 minutes. After I finally got the chicken apart, Tom walked in the door. Perfect timing, right? I'll never forget the look on his face.

Organic or Natural? Is It Worth It?

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and felt overwhelmed by the terms “organic”, “free range”, “natural”, “pastured”, “cage free”, “grass fed” or how about the classic “all natural” (you think to yourself that one really must be good because it’s all natural). You’re just looking for food for your family that is safe to eat. You want to buy meat from animals that lived a good life and were treated humanely. You want your food to be free of harmful chemicals and additives that will make you sick. That’s why you choose to buy the food labeled “organic” or “free range”, right? But, how’s a mom to decide which one is best?

Raw Milk 101

I’ve gotten used to the “Are you from outer space?” look when I tell people I drink raw milk. Actually, six years ago, if someone would have told me they drink raw milk I think I would have given them the same look.