I have been living in the US for over 15 years. I was born and raised in Eastern Europe in the beautiful country of Lithuania. I am very grateful for my ancestral roots. I will never forget the huge barrel of sauerkraut in my grandmother’s kitchen that we enjoyed every winter, as well as yummy beet salads and pickles. Summertime memories are full of juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peas and a bounty of many other fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden. Oh, and the amazing variety of berries, mushrooms and other wild foods that we foraged and ate in abundance when the seasons allowed. The generosity of Mother Nature is amazing if you are willing to put in the time and effort to learn about and find the perfect food sources.
I also remember helping my grandma milk the cows. I can vividly recall the heavenly taste of the fresh, still warm milk that we kids scooped straight out of the milking bucket. All natural, never processed, just the way nature has given it to us. We also savored homemade natural butter and fresh cream, divine cheeses, all sorts of dairy just the way nature had intended – never pasteurized, never homogenized and never adulterated.
Oh, and bacon – YES, we had plenty of bacon. As a child I remember watching it being cut right in front of my eyes. Organ meats were also highly valued and savored – our ancestors knew where the secret of health and longevity was hidden.
Unfortunately, local, fresh, wild and seasonal eating is virtually extinct in our society today. It doesn’t need to be, it just takes commitment and desire to make it a way of life in our modern world. It is possible to accomplish this – right now, right here, in our own lives, every day. Graduating from theNutritional Therapy Association tremendously expanded my knowledge of and passion for traditional, ancestral and all natural diets.
Luckily I married an American Lithuanian man, who has a great appreciation for traditional diets and is happily supporting me in this wonderful and healthful life journey. We have been together for over a decade and have two wonderful children. We eagerly follow the footsteps of our Lithuanian ancestors, by keeping the culture and language alive in our home as well as embracing many of the dietary influences of our fore fathers. We grow our own food in our three season garden, raise chickens and are already planning on getting some raw honey providers – bees to help maximize pollination and harvest capacity for our gardens and for all of your surrounding neighbors.
Are you ready to join me in this wonderful lifelong journey to wellness?
If so I will teach you how to slow down and listen to your body, how to prepare an easy meal with real food from the nature and of course, how to nourish your body and soul with tasty broths, fermented foods and much, much more.