You are what your grandmother ate.
~ unknown

We love to find creative ways to make the most delicious and comforting foods more healthy. Whether at home and at our member-based/family-run bakery-cafe, Te Amo we make this a priority. We generally do this by taking favorite recipes and increasing their nutrient density by implementing traditional food preparation techniques – in this case sourdough. In […]

What is Nutrient Density 1 :: Why Sourdough?

Why Sourdough

March 8, 2023

When you live off-grid you need to be extra careful not to pollute your land and water. Even organic and “biodegradable” products can have ingredients that are harmful if consumed by livestock or taken up by plants. It’s important to embrace a natural hair care system that works for you. Here are the basics: Here […]

Natural Hair Care that Won’t Pollute Land and Water

natural hair care

December 6, 2022

For the last couple Summers we’ve been offering our farm-crafted/home-brewed Kefir Sodas for sale at the Magdalena Farmer’s Market. Many of our customers tell us that they find the soda healing and wonder how to make kefir soda themselves at home. We have managed to build up quite a store of kefir grains and are […]

Make Kefir Soda at Home

make kefir soda

November 21, 2021

loyli, temaxcalli, inipi, sauna . . . These are all words for the universal use of heat for ceremonial healing and cleansing: the steam that bursts forth when the water hits the rocks, the house of heat, the earth womb, to strengthen the WILL in a sacred way, the spirit…. These are all expressions of […]

Healing Power of Saunas (5 in series of 5)

January 31, 2014

Whether it’s the old black and white photos of a mother holding a giant spoon out to a cringing child or the horror story from your friend who, in a moment of pregnancy induced hysteria, would try anything to get labor going, castor oil tends to have a pretty bad reputation. Your grandmother might recommend […]

Castor Oil Pack (4 in series of 5)

January 22, 2014

Now that we’re on the topic of detoxification I want to talk a bit about dry skin brushing. I encourage all my clients to begin their Coffee Enema rituals with dry skin brushing. Here is why. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for 1/4 of the body’s detoxification via […]

Dry Skin Brushing (3 in series of 5)

January 19, 2014

I want to talk about your liver. Well, first I’m going to talk about sheep’s livers, a particular sheep’s liver in fact. I promise it’s relevant. The Liver of Piacenza is an Etruscan artifact and dates back to the late 2nd century BC. It was used in its time for the practice of hepatoscopy, or […]

Why Coffee Enemas Work (2 in series of 5)

January 17, 2014

I admit it. I haven’t completely quit coffee. In fact I still use it regularly…. but not in the way you might think. I have discovered a whole new way to consume coffee that doesn’t jangle my nervous system, mess with my sleep or cause me to be a type A freak. The truth is […]

How to do a Coffee Enema (1 in series of 5)

December 31, 2013

In traditional cultures around the world certain fertility foods have been revered as sacred due to their important place in fertility and reproduction. Traditional peoples were not just concerned about the basic health of their offspring. They knew that the degeneration of health happens progressively over generations. Thus, a man and woman realized that they […]

Sacred Foods for Fertility

October 27, 2013

My family has been drinking unpasteurized milk for more than 5 years. I weaned my first child on raw milk and drank it throughout my second pregnancy. We have never been slightly sick from the milk we got while we lived in Oregon including our own fresh backyard goat milk. On the other hand, in […]

Drinking Unpasteurized Milk

April 15, 2012