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For those of you who have not seen this E cookbook yet! Winter is here on my side of the planet. Here is a brilliant compilation of ‘real food, healthy food’ bloggers favorite soup recipes in one amazing ebook.  This is a special collection of that has been designed as a Community …

Source: Real Food Bloggers Community CookBook. Winter Soups Recipes! On Sale $4.78

Real Food Bloggers Community CookBook. Winter Soups Recipes! On Sale $4.78

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Last year we participated in Passports with Purpose to help raise funds for schools, homes and medical facilities in Mali, Africa. Thanks for all who contributed to the fundraiser for this worthy cause! In 2013, over $84,000 was raised for buildOn to create two schools in Mali and fund two adult literacy programs.
 Here is an excerpt from passportswithpurpose.org.

Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as a way to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. In 2009 we added one more member, Meg Paynor.

In our first year, Passports with Purpose raised $7,400 for Heifer International.

In 2009, Passports with Purpose blew past its initial goal (which was to raise $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia) raising nearly $30,000 to add improvements to the basic school. The school, built through our partnership withAmerican Assistance for Cambodia is now complete.

In 2010, with overwhelming support and assistance from the travel blog community, we raised $64,128, over 25% more than our original goal of $50,000 and built an entire village in India.

In 2011, through our partnerships with the participating bloggers, we raised $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambiathrough a partnership with Room to Read.

In 2012, Passports with Purpose raised over USD $110,000 for Water.org through the collaborative efforts of more than 200 travel bloggers and 1,242 individual donors who bid on one or more of the 143 prizes on the PwP site from November 28 to December 11, 2012.

In 2013, over $84,000 was raised for buildOn to create two schools in Mali and fund two adult literacy programs

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 This year we are able to offer a prize from a sponsor EatWell DC. A $100 gift card to one of their DC restaurants. So with any donation of $10 or more that you make, you enter a chance to win this or many other amazing prizes. Thanks to Eat Well DC for this generous donation!
Now Passports With Purpose will be having their fundraiser to donate all of the money to Sustainable Harvest International
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Each year we raise thousands of dollars $10 at a time and each $10 means so much. For every $5000 that we raise, Sustainable Harvest International will help one extended family in Honduras learn to farm sustainably for five years with lasting benefits for them and their community.

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The prize catalogue will be up and donations accepted for a chance to win a prize until December 17, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. You can still donate after that, you just won’t be able to win a great prize.



Contribute and get the chance to win a prize to Eat Well DC! There are numerous prizes to choose from, including many valuable vacation packages!

Click on this link here to donate and pick a prize!

http://passportswithpurpose.org/2014-prize-catalogue/

Eat Well DC was not just conceived as a restaurant management company, but a place where synergy is created. We bring together great food, service and people to create an exciting & provocative atmosphere. EatWell DC operates five neighborhood restaurants and employs over 180 people. The partners also own and operate a private farm in La Plata, Maryland, less than 40 miles from DC. We care very much about our many loyal guests and care equally about our team. We’re in business to make a profit but we do it with our people and the planet in mind first. Quality of life and profitability go hand in hand at EatWell DC.
For more information visit: www.eatwelldc.com

Win a $100 Gift Card for “Eat Well DC” and Support “Sustainable Harvest International”

Sending Out An S.O.S. “Save Our Small Farms!”

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FTCLDF Appeal 2014. Please click on this link here for all of the details

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Please consider helping out and donating to the Farm- to- Consumer Legal Defense Fund. They are having their annual drive and celebrating at Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. The Food Freedom Fest will be September 5 and 6, 2014 in the Shenandoah Valley and at Polyface Farm, Virginia.

Farm Food Fest 2014 Farm Food Fest 2014

As you know, urban and suburban sprawl, unwieldy rules and agribusiness interests continue to be threats to the small scale, humane farming enterprise. That is where Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund comes to the rescue.

Their 24/7 legal hotline and team of attorneys are helping farmers, farm markets and artisan producers in their hour of need. Since they are totally funded by the generosity of our members and friends, they are once again…

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Nordic Naturals Giveaway Contest and “Where Have We Been All Winter?”

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What a Winter We Have Had! Catching Up

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1. The farm was still as it was blanketed in snow and ice. And mud. My memories will be of mud from Winter 2013-14. We spent the winter as background actors in the AMC movie TURN. More on that later when I will be allowed to write about our amazing experiences of being cast as characters in a true story about the Revolutionary War and America’s first spy ring.

TURN on AMC On the Set of TURN

2. Our first baby lamb was born on a snowy ( and muddy) day. Story and photos to follow soon.

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3. We hosted a boy from France for 3 months

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4. I injured my shoulder ( after the filming) and could not move my arm for 3 weeks. Story of my healing journey to follow also.

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5. Due to my injury, I learned a…

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Passports with Purpose

Outreach to the Needy in Mali

This Holiday Season, please consider making a monetary donation to this organization that is trying to raise funds to help build schools, homes and medical facilities in Mali, Africa.  Passports With Purpose is reaching out to those who can help in any amounts to fulfill it’s fund raising efforts to be able to get started in their mission.

Here is an excerpt from their website explaining their history and goals:

Passports With Purpose was founded in 2008 by Debbie Dubrow, Pam Mandel, Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy as a way to build community among travel bloggers and to give back to the places we, as travelers, visit. In 2009 we added one more member, Meg Paynor, who serves as PwP’s public relations representative.

In our first year, Passports with Purpose raised $7,400 for Heifer International.

In 2009, Passports with Purpose blew past its initial goal (which was to raise $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia) raising nearly $30,000 to add improvements to the basic school. The school, built through our partnership with American Assistance for Cambodia is now complete.

In 2010, with overwhelming support and assistance from the travel blog community, we raised $64,128, over 25% more than our original goal of $50,000 and built an entire village in India.

In 2011, through our partnerships with the participating bloggers, we raised $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read.

In 2012, Passports with Purpose raised over USD $110,000 for Water.org through the collaborative efforts of more than 200 travel bloggers and 1,242 individual donors who bid on one or more of the 143 prizes on the PwP site from November 28 to December 11, 2012.

Thank you for considering any gift giving towards this wonderful outreach!

passportswithpurpose.org.

Passports with Purpose

Children of Mali, Africa

Putting Your Passport Towards a Worthy Cause

The EXPO Experience

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Our trip to Baltimore to attend the worlds biggest health foods and products trade show!

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EXPO East 2013..Highlights on the Natural Foods and Products Industry Biggest Trade Show

Every year we try and attend the Natural Products EXPO EAST at the Baltimore Convention Center near the Inner Harbor with a few of our family members. Being within driving distance to Baltimore, Maryland, it’s an easy enough trip to take. And well worth it. This September 26-28, I took two of our girls. These health food and products industry shows are phenomenal and are important yearly events for anyone in the world of naturals. Two years ago we were able to attend the EXPO West in Anaheim, California  Southern California For Under $30

Each year we have our challenges on where to stay ( due to us needing to be on a conservative budget and having to be resourceful..see our Southern California trip). This time around our generous friends from Harvest Market in Spotsylvania, Va. invited…

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Naturals In Baltimore..On Our Way to Expo East!

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Headed out to Baltimore, Maryland for the biggest trade show in the world for natural foods and products. In the Fall it’s held on the East Coast in Baltimore and in the Spring it’s the Expo West, held in Anaheim, California. These shows are phenomenal! The convention centers on both coasts are filled with all you can imagine in the health foods and products world. Seminars and workshops, businesses and vendors from all of the biggest and best company’s and also new start ups. We will be learning and researching, taking photos and doing market research. looking forward to this amazing educational and helpful gathering of all those in the naturals industry!

For more info, please read this press release on the Expo East 2013:

EE13 Press Release 060613_FINAL.pdf.

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Be a “Real” Butter Believer

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Forget Disney, Let’s Go to “ButterWorld”

Learn all about the history of butter and butter making in Atlanta, Georgia this November.

“Back in the day” as they say here in the South, butter was made fresh from local dairy’s. Hand crafted, creamy, freshly churned out in the country air on the front porch. Healthful goodness straight from the cow. Filled with essential fats , enzymes and vitamins. And delicious. Those were the good ole days. Starting around the 1950’s, butter went from farm produced to factory processed. And then it became a nuisance to make and easier to just buy it from the refrigerated grocery shelves. Convenience gave way to get us off track from the homespun life. In the process, we lost much of the best benefits of fresh butter ( and many other foods, for that matter). Coming to the USA this November is an exhibit displaying and…

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