Fall Soup and Thank You!

September 28, 2018

Check out this Rainbow Swiss Chard! Beautiful colors; just had to preserve this from my garden.

Swiss Chard dehydrated 2 (Custom)

And this is what it looks like dehydrated; leaves and stems separately.

Swiss chard dehydrated (Custom)

We had a great day at our workshop last Friday on Fermenting and Dehydrating.  Thank you to each and every one of you for attending; to Evelyne for assisting me, to Sonja for help with cleanup, Shannon for taking the pictures,  and to Gertrude for all of her elbow grease pounding our Sauerkrauts!

September 21, 2018 6 (Custom)

September 21, 2018 (Custom)

We experimented with making dehydrated Marmalade; a great way to eliminate all of that sugar, fillers, and pesticide infested rinds in the commercial varieties. It took some elbow grease on Evelyne’s part until she thought of using the Nutri Bullet to chop up the rinds!

Here is a great fall soup recipe courtesy of my friend Gary.

 Swiss Chard Soup

I am going to experiment with using the dehydrated Swiss chard, some leaves, some stems; of course the amount will be greatly reduced.

2 chopped onions

4 tbsp. coconut oil

16 cups chopped Swiss chard

5 chopped carrots

4 cubed potatoes

6 cups water

1 tbsp. veggie seasoning or chicken broth concentrate

handful of herbs of your choice – dill, parsley, etc.

1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

parmesan cheese, or grated cheese of your choice, e.g. goat mozzarella

  1. Sauté onions in oil until soft.
  2. Add remaining veggies to pot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer until veggies are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  6. Serve with grated cheese if desired.

Thanks to Gary for this wise way to use that excess of Swiss chard!

Make this a full meal by adding egg salad on whole grain brown rice crackers and serve avocado slices sprinkled with powdered dehydrated veggies.   My fave is tomato, red pepper, and onion mix.

Enjoy this wonderful time of the year with all of the fresh produce available to us.

In Health,







Heal the Gut with Fermentation

September 17, 2018

Do you want to reduce symptoms of disease? Help with depression? Make more efficient use of the food you eat?  If so, please join us for a workshop this Friday September 21. There is some space still available so gather up a couple of friends to carpool.

Poster picture Dehyd and Ferment

Healing Depression Naturally Thank You!

September 17, 2018

What a great event yesterday at the Farmer’s Market in Saskatoon!  Thank you to Betty Forbes with her Seabuckthorn berries for sponsoring me to do this presentation.  I was also treated to the Chef’s lunch – very good!

We discussed many areas of opportunity to make changes in our diet and our lives, to enable us to have a more vibrant, energetic life without symptoms of depression.   We looked at gut health, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan and their role in depression, to name a few.  We also experienced an elixor made with superfoods.   Thanks to Wally’s Market Garden for donating fresh herbs for the healing teas used in this smoothie, and Betty for the seabuckthorn berries.Healing Depression Sept. 18 6

Thank you to all who attended, and particularly BJ who assisted with draws, making elixor, and packing up!  Due to this response I am considering doing a 2 day Healing With Depression retreat here in Heartwood House, complete with therapies and organic meals. Please email or call if you are interested.

Healing Depression Naturally

September 10, 2018

Please join me at the 2nd Annual Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser at the Farmer’s Market Sunday September 16, 2018 at 2:00p.m.  Check out all of the activities at http://www.nvigorate.ca


 What CAN we do without using drugs to relieve symptoms of depression?  Learn how to enhance your quality of life with nutrition and lifestyle changes:

  • how macronutrients can have a tremendous impact on your mood and energy level.
  • how your gut health affects your brain function.
  • how balancing hormones, and supporting thyroid function can relieve symptoms of depression.
  • which foods, which combinations of foods, and what quantity of these foods are ideal.
  • which foods to avoid, and why.
  • how to use supplements and which ones are useful for various symptoms.

To register for this one hour presentation go to http://www.nvigorate.ca/millis

Ferments (Custom)

Fermented foods for Gut Health.


And a reminder that the Preserve the Bounty workshop for fermenting and dehydrating foods is September 21, 2018, held at my center north of Borden.   Please call to register and hook up with car pooling.  306-244-8890.

Hope to see you soon!






Preserve the Bounty Workshop Date Change!

August 20, 2018

It seems everyone is busy with harvest and holidays and this has meant a change in date for the  workshop on Fermenting and Dehydrating.  (see last post for details)

Please join us on September 21, 2018 at 10:00a.m. for a fun filled day of preserving our food in a healthy and easy way.

Hope to see you!


Preserve the Bounty: Dehydration and Fermentation. DATE CHANGED!

August 15, 2018

Make every bite count!

Join us for a relaxing day in the country.   Learn how to dehydrate many foods using a low temperature to ensure intact live enzymes. Dehydrating saves freezer and fridge storage space as well as being nutritious and easy to use. Fermenting foods make them more digestible and more nutritious, actually preventing disease.

What do you receive?
• Demonstration and samples
• Take home recipes
• Opportunity to ask questions in a caring cozy atmosphere
• Best selling healing manual Eat Away Illness($50 Value)
• Energy creating lunch

Investment: $115
For more information or to Register:  306-244-8890 or 306-997-9797
Old Borden Mennonite Church on Larson Road
September 21, 2018 10:00 – 4:00pm

Fermented Cukes2 (Custom)

Edited Map Nov. 2017

Radishes! and Guests!

July 27, 2018

I have an abundance of radishes and beautiful kohlrabi this year, so here is an easy and yummy salad to make:

Radish Salad (Custom)

Radish, Kohlrabi, and Carrot Salad

handful of cleaned radishes

1/2 of kohlrabi

1 medium carrot

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp. cold pressed sesame oil

handful of fresh cilantro or dill

celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop veggies, add rest of ingredients and serve.


Thank you to my guest, below, who experienced an overnight retreat here last week.  I hope to be of service to many more persons who need a diet/lifestyle boost. Thanks to her as well for the testimonial below.


A great experience.  Anything to fight the traditional medical pharmaceutical model.  Drink in the tranquility; it is peaceful, serene, refreshing, and calm. I had the most amazing sleep.   It was a hallelujah moment.  Just felt the stress melting away.  The food is delicious, nutritious, exquisite, unique. The mentorship of what to buy, where to buy, how to prepare and store the selective foods for healing was so useful.

I found the hour long somatic exercise experience enlightening.  Education so basic and yet so necessary to our well being.

This place is a little treasure.  Much less expensive than going to someplace foreign, and healthier and easier than flying to get there.  One day at this retreat will change your life.”

– client, July 2018.