Embrace Seasonal Living at Slow Living Kitchen
Welcome to Slow Living Kitchen, your ultimate guide to integrating the earth's natural rhythms into your daily life. By aligning ourselves with the seasons, we aim to foster self-sufficiency, promote holistic well-being, and revere the environment.
I'm Stephanie Gravalese, and I started this site to provide accessible opportunities to build a connection to nature through food. I am a food writer writing about restaurants, farming, and food culture for nearly a decade. This space is a space to share ways to embrace food independence, one meal at a time.
Welcome to Slow Living Kitchen
Slow Living Kitchen offers the knowledge and inspiration to navigate a more grounded and eco-conscious lifestyle. Our extensive collection includes:
- Straightforward guides for cultivating food and medicinal plants.
- In-depth advice for foraging edible treasures.
- Diverse culinary recipes celebrate the abundance of seasonal harvests.
Furthermore, we provide practical solutions for fermentation and food preservation and curated tutorials for creating homemade herbal remedies and sustainable skincare products.
Begin your journey with Slow Living Kitchen by exploring one of the five pillars below and discover the transformative power of living in harmony with the seasons.
5 Pillars of Slow Living Kitchen
These 5 Pillars of Slow Living Kitchen cover the main content areas reflecting the values and elements contributing to an eco-conscious and harmonious lifestyle.
Seasonal Cooking and Eating
Cooking with fresh, in-season, and locally available ingredients.
Preserve & Store
Preservation and Food Storage: Offering guidance on preserving food in various ways, including canning, freezing, pickling, and fermenting. These methods promote self-sufficiency and a waste-conscious lifestyle while allowing the enjoyment of preserved seasonal flavors year-round.
Explore & Forage
Foraging and Wildcrafting: Following sustainable practices, teaching the art and skill of foraging for wild edibles, from mushrooms to plants. Learn how to establish a deeper appreciation for nature and its resources.
Sustainability and Mindful Consumption: Fostering awareness about sustainable living practices within the kitchen, from shopping at farmers' markets to reducing food waste and the use of single-use plastics. Learn tools for mindful consumption that benefits the environment and personal well-being.
DIY Homemade Remedies and Natural Body Care: Highlighting the power of natural ingredients and herbs for homemade wellness remedies and body care products. Here we share some of the ways to to harness the benefits of nature to enhance our daily lives while reducing reliance on chemicals and commercially produced items.