I am now the proud owner of one of the most valuable cookbooks known to the foodie crowd. Nourishing Traditions is a book that defies convention and steps way outside the box when it comes to the vast majority of our cooking habits. And while I may not agree with Sally Fallon 100% I do think that she has written a beautiful and valuable cook book that I am ever so happy to have in my small kitchen collection.

The book is filled with recipes on how to make fermented foods, from scratch, no cheating, no grocery store tricks just good old fashioned food preparation. It’s a slew of work I’m not going to lie but having mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup in my refrigerator that I made myself feels pretty darn good. My kids are happy too because they like ketchup and mustard and mayonnaise prior to now we just went without.

That’s kind of how I roll. If I can’t grow it, make it, or get it local we do without. I wish it was contagious.