This week marks an exciting addition to Black Chicken Host’s blogging week – Mondays with Millie, featuring the author of Real Food for Less Money, one of my favorite food websites. Millie’s expertise with creating healthy, nutrient-dense foods on a budget is vast and impressive, and many of her recipes have become regular parts of my weekly food planner.
(or: “How real food reversed my high cholesterol.”)
Finding organic, whole, local foods for our families can be a challenging and often costly endeavor. I find it well worth the extra work and expense, however, to have the peace of mind which comes with knowing where our food comes from and what’s in it.
When I began this crazy adventure two years ago, I had no idea what local food sources were available apart from the farmers’ markets nearby. As it turns out, with a little research and help from friends who were farther along the path than I was, I found providers of humanely-raised-and-slaughtered, organic, pasture-raised meat and raw, organic, whole milk and cream. These two sources have provided so much gustatory pleasure for my husband and myself!
Things are progressing wonderfully here at Black Chicken Host. Each day, we’re getting to know our customers and their websites better, helping them to grow and thrive.
Working at other hosting companies, the aspects I enjoyed most were getting to know customers well, developing a strong rapport and becoming familiar with their preferences. In those larger companies, though, with hundreds of other support technicians, opportunities for personal connections were relatively infrequent.
There isn’t a single person on this earth who could accuse our founder of being A Picky Homemaker – indeed, there is more than a little dog hair on the carpets and sometimes the kitchen looks like this: Continue reading →