Thursday, February 12, 2009

Broth is Beautiful and Healthy

A Guest Post from : My Mom!
I like to make homemade soups. All kinds of soup. I usually take the bones from a baked turkey and throw them in a pot with lots of water, cook it for a long time and then use the meat and broth for soup. I had no idea how good and healthy that really is.

I found the link to this article, Broth is Beautiful by Sally Fallon on my friend's blog, She Looketh Well. The article explains some of the awesome nutrients in broth made from bones and meat. And I quote, "Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons--stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain. " That makes me want to eat some soup almost every day! The article goes on the explain other good factors about broth.

So now I know that it is truly worth the extra effort it takes to make soup from scratch. Which reminds me, I think my broth is done so I'd better go tend to it!

Happy Eating,

A Big Thank You to Mama for sharing this wisdom with us! :D Be sure to check out her blog, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, for more good stuff! :)

Checkerboard Cake!

I'm the cake baker at our house. :) Whenever someone has a birthday I make them a cake. My lovely mother had a birthday on monday and I made her something new... a checkerboard cake!

I used a special divider to pour batter into three round cake pans. This is what the layers looked like before they were stacked...

I put the odd layer in the middle and this is what the cake looked like when cut...

I just thought that was so cool! :)