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    My health has dramatically improved after changing my diet for a more traditional way of eating, as advised by Sally Fallon.
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    Forget the food pyramid! It was developed by the agricultural industry, not by nutritionists. Instead, print this Food Flower poster, which shows a visual guide to choosing nutritious and satisfying traditional foods.
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19 June 2007


in awe of how creative you are! And I love the idea of you buying a unique cutlery set with your graduation money; cutlery is really pretty vital and symbolic if you think about it, and I guess in the main, we don't, even though once we've bought it it tends to last for so many years. So many ideas already from this blog!! Yay!

Good on you for making room in your wonderful and productive life for pretty kitchen things!
lovely :) suz x

Hi Asphyxia,

I'm really excited to have found your website, it's so motivating and inspiring. Thanks for sharing about your life.

I feel like I remember reading somewhere your home was featured in a book collecting stories of women who had built their own houses on small budgets.. Is that right? I would love to know the name and author.

My best friend has a dream to build her own home and I was telling her about your house. She has a book from her childhood called 'Handmade Houses: a Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art' (Art Boericke, 1975). It might be hard to find a copy now but it's an amazing book.

Hi Jess,
Sorry but as far as I know my home has never been featured in a book about women who had built their own homes. However, there was a fabulous feature in Renew Magazine with lots of detail - perhaps that's the one you are looking for?

Thanks, I'm not sure where I got that idea from. I've found there's an American book called 'The House That Jill Built: A Woman's Guide to Home Building' by Judy Ostrow. Not sure what it's like but I'll try and borrow a copy. Also keen to read Nourishing Traditions.

Hope you're well!


I think the white cupboards go well with your kitchen. Although the wood looks good too, the white paint complements the walls and other elements in the kitchen and unifies the entire look of the kitchen. And as they say, you can never go wrong with white.

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