About

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The goal of my website is simple — to revive traditional wisdom which is powerful and practical for today’s world. Please comment and share your wisdom.

Introduction

Hi, I’m Sally. Welcome! I’m a former computer programmer, stay-at-home mom, and adjunct math professor. I enjoy learning, applying and sharing traditional food wisdom. I also enjoy permaculture. I’m developing a food forest on my small suburban lot. I live in Maryland, about an hour north of Washington, D.C.

Up close view of the paw paw fruits.
One of my paw paw trees. The fruits taste like a combination of banana, mango, and cantaloupe.

Background

Around 2006 I was introduced to the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF). The group is based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price and recommends eating natural, nutrient dense, and unprocessed foods. Eventually I joined a food club, and then some friends and I started our own food club. I learned so much from others. We swapped books and talked about food sources and traditions. My friends and I attended various classes, conferences, workshops and festivals.

With appreciation

Dr. Kalpna Ranadive is my dentist, Ayurveda teacher and helpful “Yogurt & More mentor”. She combines the best of East and West in her dental and wellness practice, Vedic Dental and Integrative Health.
Miriam Kattumuri produces probably the best clay pots around and shares her personal journey to clay cookware here. She is more knowledgeable than anyone I’ve talked to about clay cooking.
Ed Kaspar is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. He understands the physics of fermentation inside out and sells the best quality ferment starters.
Sirisha, Ramah, Susanne and many other food club friends who generously share their knowledge and offer encouragement.
My family for their love and support.

Trainings

Discover Your Unique Health Blueprint

Seminar by Dr. Kalpna Ranadive

Taste of Herbs

On-line through Learning Herbs with Rosalee de la ForĂȘt

Kitchen Doctor

The Ayurvedic system of taste and the elements with Ingrid Naiman

Fermentation Workshop

On-line with Sandor Ellix Katz

Weston A. Price Conferences

Wise Traditions in food, farming and the healing arts. For more info click here.

South Indian Cooking

Monthly hands-on group cooking class with Ramah

Introduction to Nutrition

Montgomery College

Degrees

BA Mathematics

McDaniel College

MS Computer Science

Johns Hopkins University

Let food be thy medicine
and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates