Nutrition Remains a Priority
These are challenging times for all of us. While everyone has deeply held thoughts and feelings that are needing to be expressed, I want to send out two short messages. First, I would like to ask everyone to join me in imagining the type of world we wish to emerge out of this crisis. Do we want to create a world of isolation and separation, where neighbor is pitted against neighbor, or do we want a world of connectedness and compassion? Envision as deeply as your mind and heart will allow, right down to the details. Do we want a world with glyphosate or not? A world of expanding EMF pollution and smog or not? A world where most of our days are spent looking at screens or one where we interact with trees, flowers and birds?
Second, no matter what is happening around you, keep your nutrition as strong as you can. This obviously means different things to different people. For me, it means eating a Nourishing Traditions diet.
With those two thoughts, we are glad we are able to bring back two of our most nutrient-dense products, biodynamically grown Ashitaba Powder, and our Threefold Blend (Savory) Powder, which provides vegetables that represent the three parts of the plant – root, leaf and flower/fruit.
Stay well, and keep trying to find joy in your life.
Tom Cowan, M.D.
Now that you know how to create your own sourdough starter, it’s time to make your first loaf of bread. Make sure your starter has been “fed” consistently for at least a few days beforehand. You will also need some sort of baking vessel, such as a combo cooker or a Dutch oven; a large bowl; bench knife or dough scraper; and a razor for scoring. Once you are ready to begin, make a rough bake plan, either written down or just in your head.
From the beginning of Dr. Cowan's Garden four years ago, we wanted to establish close relationships with organic and Biodynamic farms. Additionally, we have had a vision of sustainable farming that could be realized only by thinking “local” and “small.”
To that end, as we shared in March, we helped Redrange Farm in Pennsylvania achieve Demeter certification.