Expo East Wrap Up!

A few months ago I went to visit my friend Suzy from The Scenter of Town and she asked me if I was going to Expo East. When I responded that I had no idea what that was her face made all sorts of…

Coming Soon: Kickshaws Kitchen

IT IS OFFICIAL… This week we signed the lease for our new space at 103 ½ William Street, Fredericksburg Virginia. (aren’t half addresses awesome!? We think Harry Potter….) If you haven’t heard yet, we are building Kickshaws Kitchen- a kitchen serving food and education…

Fermentation 101: Kombucha… what happens next?

There it is… your SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast)… sitting on your counter. It appears to possibly be staring at you, it is alive after all. You made your first batch of sauerkraut and it is doing its fermenting thing, but this…

Fermentation 101: Kombucha and Kraut… after the class

Each month (first Sunday of the month, 5-7pm) we have a hands on class on kraut-making as well as a demo on kombucha brewing. It is an exciting opportunity to see, touch and feel while having someone offer insight on several years of fermentation….

We’ve Got Bones (and broth!)

Bone broth and how it can help heal you   Every few days folks come in to find bones for broth. It is no wonder, with all the benefits of regularly consuming bone broth, why wouldn’t you buy some bones to make your own?…

The Gluten-free “Fad”

 Do I prefer to be gluten-free? A few months ago I met my family to go out to dinner at a larger chain restaurant. It was my birthday so my mom wanted to treat me and it was a place that we typically don’t…

Grass Fed, Grass Finished, What’s the Big Deal? Part 1

Growing up I never really thought about an actual animal being attached to the chicken cutlet or steak I was eating. They came home on Styrofoam trays and shrink wrapped plastic. I never even saw the inside of a butcher shop until I was…

A Label isn’t Libel

What are GMO’s?  Some of you already know, and if that’s the case, I recommend skipping to the next part.  If you still want some info, stick around!  This next paragraph is for you! GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms.  In one corner, we…