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Sickness Saga Part 3: This sh*t is bananas

~I honestly believe that bananas saved me to some degree when I was thick into my pneumonia suffering. After receiving two rounds of IV antibiotics while in the hospital on Halloween, the ER doctor prescribed me two oral antibiotics that I would take for at least a week (I can't remember if they were the… Continue reading Sickness Saga Part 3: This sh*t is bananas

doughnuts · festival · fruits · healthy eating · organic

Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019

~Last weekend my fiance and I checked out the Strawberry Festival, an annual event held in Long Grove, IL from June 21-23 (we went on the 21st since we both had the day off). It was about an hour drive from where I live, but thankfully traffic wasn't bad. The main road took us on… Continue reading Long Grove Strawberry Fest 2019

Environment · healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · vegan · veggies

Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition

~Last year I discovered VeggieFest, a unique lifestyle festival honoring those who have the courage to refrain from meat. This time around I wanted to take my boyfriend with me to share in the experience. Truth be told, it didn't go as well as I had imagined. The ran fell on our proverbial ┬áparade (it… Continue reading Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition

farmers market · healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · veggies

Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail

~A couple of weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the farm of one of my favorite market vendors: Drover's Trail Natural Farms. They are a family run business operating on a 100+ year old farm rich in history and delicious vegetables. One of the owners, Koren Finnestad, took me on a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail

cheese · eggs · farmers market · healthy eating · organic · vegan · veggies

A soggy start to market season

~Today was the day I've been waiting an entire year for: opening day of the Frankfort farmer's market!!! This is my Christmas! I've been counting down the days for weeks and it finally came, but at a small price that I was willing to pay. This weekend the weather has been nothing but cold and… Continue reading A soggy start to market season

healthy eating · Healthy Living · organic · Uncategorized · veggies

Garden Gathering

~I, like most of you I'm sure, have come down with a case of spring fever. Last week I was accepted into 2 different gardening groups on Facebook, Chicagoland Gardening and Self Sufficiency and Garden Obsession (check them out in the links below!). Upon acceptance into the groups my spring fever reached a fever pitch.… Continue reading Garden Gathering

Environment · healthy eating · Healthy Living · Hot Topic · organic

Everyone deserves a Fair Trade

~The concept of Fair Trade seems like common sense, at least to me it does. When you buy certain products with the Fair Trade symbol, producers in developing countries are paid a fair wage and provided a safe working environment. I first learned of the Fair Trade concept years ago at church of all places.… Continue reading Everyone deserves a Fair Trade