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Surfer Dude on Organic Living, 20 Things the Rich Do, Summer Reading, and More in Today’s Monday Morning Mix-Up 7/29/2013

Good morning, readers. I’ve been on my computer all day and am planning to take the day off tomorrow, so we’ll get right to the interesting links I have for you!Pink Ribbons, Inc

  • Anyone camping this summer?
    If so, you’ll have to get Katie’s book: The Family Camping Handbook for only $4.95! “Here’s your basic guidebook to a successful trip to the woods and back, nourishing your family with real food all the way. The Family Camping Handbook will provide recipes and campfire techniques to conquer the temptation to buy a few packages of hot dogs and white bread buns and call it ‘food’. If you are an experienced camper but new to real food living, or you just wish you had more ideas for whole foods camping fare, this book is for you
  • Did you hear about this one yet from Jill? Potatoes under attack – The next genetically modified food. Nothing is sacred folks. Although, I already buy organic potatoes, as I’d found out through the Dirty Dozen that they’re a highly sprayed crop.
  • Unrelated to food…
    melody for james
    I just read the BEST book by my friend, Hallee, and THEN she tells me I have to WAIT for part 2!!! Hopefully only ’til next month. It’s an action-packed fictional book that had my heart racing and an ending I didn’t guess, I always love that in a book. It’s called, A Melody for James.
  • What have you been reading this summer? I always love new ideas for the book pile. :)
  • Doesn’t this picture crack you up? It’s one I shared on my FB page last week:


  • RealFoodWednesdaysI’ll see you here later this week for Real Food Wednesday! (Did you know that participating is a great way to get more traffic to your blog OR to learn more about Real Food and get some great new recipes, too?!)


  1. My 2 year old takes the cinnamon FCLO right off the spoon and loves it. I also spread it on her toast, she calls it “cinnamon toast”.

    I don’t understand what you mean by the Dave Ramsey article being “sad”.

    • It’s just sad that the culture for so many of the poor doesn’t include things like exercising and reading and eating well. Yes, gym memberships cost money, but walking doesn’t. Borrowing books from the library doesn’t cost anything. Eating more whole foods and less processed foods can cost more, of course, but not ounce to ounce. Compared that way, processed foods cost outrageously more.


      • Yes, agreed it is sad what divides the rich and more sometimes. But the time to prep food or the time to read is rare when working 2 or more jobs at minimum wage, as so many of the poor are doing! And often without the education of how to run their finances or eat better even when time allows…

  2. If you like historical romance…. just finished The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.
    Interesting twist – the main character is a writer – the book alternates between her present time and the book she is writing.

  3. My hubby recently bought himself an electric smoker and now wants to smoke everything, but my concern is with the wood chips. Does anyone have any feedback?

      • Sorry Kelly, but I get sick of all the political strife, especially in the real food world. Real food is not a left/right issue. Real foodies come from both sides of the aisle, and it annoys me that people would let politics affect their choice to do the right thing in order to stop GMO’s.

  4. Regarding Cod Liver Oil… In my experience, especially recently, the FCLO/butter oil cinnamon flavor is WAY, WAY, WAY better than just the regular bottle of FCLO cinnamon flavor (without butter oil added). I ordered both at the same time, and the first (the blend) tasted really good, but the cod liver oil without butter oil added (also cinnamon) had a strong fish taste that the cinnamon flavor just couldn’t quite cover up or make up for. Gag! We are powering through the bottle, but next time I will only order the blend.

  5. we are cinnamon tingle as well. both my toddlers take it fine. as for potatoes they have been gmo for a while. I believe its the russet variety at the moment.

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