The Better Hens and Gardens proclaimed focus is “Self Reliance – Real Foods – Sustainable Living”; but what does the “Real Foods” part of that really mean? I’ve been pondering that a lot lately, probably because of what I recently learned about raw milk and beverages. It turns out that you can’t sell raw milk in Ohio (or in many other states) and; in fact, there are very few beverages that aren’t pasteurized by law today – supposedly making them fit for human consumption but also destroying beneficial organisms and vitamins.
Is pasteurized milk, vegetable juice, apple cider, almond milk, etc. [...]
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I’m not one to take the time to cook French Toast in the morning when we have company, so this casserole is great. Assemble the ingredients the night before, refrigerate, and then bake the next morning. It combines the flavors of cinammon, vanilla, raisins, and cranberries in one breakfast treat. We had scambled eggs, ham, and fresh maple syrup with it – yum. My sister-in-law brought the recipe – Thanks Laura!
1 loaf (16 oz.) cinammon bread w/raisins
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3 cups half-and-half
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pure maple syrup
Cube the bread, and place the bread cubes and cranberries in a greased [...]
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