Welcome! Thank you for stopping in to learn more about Homemade Food Junkie. We appreciate your visit!
What we do:
Producing homegrown food from seed to table is a big part of our lives. Dave is a devoted organic gardener. We have lovely organic garden produce many months out of the year.
We grow a good deal of what we eat from our garden and Dave’s Greenhouse! We love to eat from scratch with healthy fats like coconut oil, real organic butter, healthy full fat dairy products, high grade olive and avocado oils. I enjoy upgrading recipes with healthier ingredients.
Processed foods are filled with unhealthy, but addicting chemical additives. We enjoy the freedom, flavor and excellent quality of home cooked, from scratch, food.
Healthy living is important to Dave and I. We enjoy an occasional indulgence. Our lives are run by the 80/20 rule mostly. We live in the 80 percent healthy choices, most of the time. When we get out of balance, (easy to do during the holidays), we don’t feel good.
We try to stay in the organic ingredients to support our health; and the pollinators that are dwindling fast. Chemical pesticides and herbicides hurt us, the environment, and pollinators. Beyond those concerns are this basic worry. What are we leaving for the next generation?
Homemade Food Junkie encourages you to pursue a healthy, simple lifestyle. Take the stress out of fast paced living. Slow down. Turn off the T.V. and electronics for a while. Go outside! Garden for a healthy lifestyle and diet. Get creative in DIY projects. Cook healthy basic food. That’s who we are and what we do. Our blog is all about supporting good old fashioned living in the REAL world. Join us!
We here at Homemade Food Junkie, believe in eating healthy, good quality food and living simply with little, or preferably, no debt. Our priority is to provide you with the tools you need to grow a healthy family and enjoy a healthy, purposeful life.
Our DIY section is a composite of Natural beauty, health and easy DIY ideas for the home and garden. We plan to expand the DIY into a brand new section that will focus on remodeling. This year we are involved in several large home remodeling projects. Some DIY and some with professional help and guidance.
Our youngest daughter, Kayti, is a regular contributor, co-author, and co-founder to Homemade Food Junkie
Hi! I’m Kayti!
My husband Brian and I enjoy cooking food, and raising our kids, Ellie and Jackson! I am Diane’s youngest daughter and I am the creator of Cupcake Corner! I absolutely love all things sweet and dessert, so if you see posts from me, it’s most likely homemade, from scratch cupcakes; or other goodies. I also enjoy blogging the occasional drink, easy dinner, or smoothie recipe.
My husband and I met while serving in the Air Force. We are so grateful we found each other! We love our new life here in Northwest Washington!
I recently graduated from Trinity College with a business Leadership degree.
Our Family Story:
Our Family Lives Simply. We always Have. That means if we can DIY, we do. We live frugally and are SO grateful for the life we have.
Dave and I moved to this seven acre property, with it’s old farm house and chicken barn in the far northwest corner of Washington state, 28 years ago. Throughout all that time Dave ran his demanding Drywall Business. I am grateful for his determination and commitment to be our family’s sole income. A family of seven is not easy to support on one income!
We’ve kept busy over the years; raising five children (two boys and three girls), and homeschooling them at various times in their educations. Our children’s growing up years; we ran 4-h projects around food. We raised our family on our garden, scratch cooking and home grown meats.
Our oldest son, Bill, raised and sold pigs for years as a teen from our lil farm! His 800 pound sow, Bonnie, had free run of our fields. She occasionally visited the neighbor’s yards and our house. Bill adored Bonnie, and she him.
Our daughters also had projects out in the barn. Kayti raised, sold and showed mini lop rabbits for years. Amanda had her dogs and mini Rex bunnies. Andra Lee never was a barn person, but she is a whiz in the kitchen! Our youngest son, Evan, enjoyed farm life too! They all raised and showed sheep, goats, bunnies and lots of lil piggies every year at the NW Washington fair.
For homeschooling, a place like ours is perfect for teaching hands on, in the moment, science, business and work skills. Compassion and respect for our world, animals and the chain of life, naturally occurred. Our kids followed their interests as they learned. The learning was relevant to them and made a deep impression. We had SO much wonderful support from our local community of educators. We will always be grateful for those relationships!
We are proud of our kids. They all tell us they benefited from their upbringing. Can’t tell you what it means seeing them all as wonderful adults! They are thinking people. Concerned and seeking answers for a better quality of life for themselves, you and their kids future! Some of them contribute to Homemade Food Junkie in the recipes and DIY section.
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