Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage Remedies - Review

My family likes to eat. Can you believe it? Yours probably does too, huh?  We certainly eat our fair-share of sweets as you can tell from most of our Tasty Tuesday recipes, but what you don't see are all the other times when we eat healthy - and we like to eat healthy. In fact, just the other day the kids were fighting over brussel sprouts, and a few weeks ago I mentioned how Jake (6 yr) begged for asparagus. I often refer to my kids as little bunny rabbits because they love their veggies. I laugh every time they pick out the fresh spinach from the salad - to eat it first!

I enjoy learning and then teaching the kids about nutrition and eating healthy. This is where Vintage Remedies comes into the picture. The company is founded by Jessie Hawkins, who wrote the books because she was eager to share her wealth of knowledge with others. 

The book we received is Vintage Remedies for Kids ($25.) It's geared for kids ages 2-6 and is designed specifically for parents to teach their children about eating healthy and natural living.  Its 18 chapters are divided into 3 sections: Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, and Healthy Lifestyles. Each chapter begins with a parents section packed full of information and is followed by a read to me section that you read directly with the kids. 

The book also suggests many activities like going to a farm, growing your own garden, watching bugs, and using reusable shopping bags and includes recipes like elderberry pancakes, homemade gum drops, garlic oil, and calendula balm. While we partake in many of those things already, it was fun to see some new ideas. The kids especially like the hands-on part. 

There are many other books  in the Vintage Remedies collection. One of them is the Kitchen Herbal which they graciously sent along to review. This book teaches about 18 traditional culinary herbs and includes recipes like artichoke and parsley frittata, cheddar dill cornbread muffins, and cheesy mustard fondue. Yum! 

You definitely should check out the website and see which book(s) work best for your family. You're bound to find something you just can't live without!

Don't forget to stop by the Crew blog to read other reviews of Vintage Remedies HERE

* I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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