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Baby Kate, 5 months old

My name is Ann Marie and I’m a mother to my first born girl, Kate and baby boy, Oliver. We live my husband, Seth and our two cats Rita and Blackberry, in Los Angeles.

I am a slave to cheese.

Especially artisanal raw milk cheeses. I could live on freshly baked sourdough bread and cheese. With lots of butter.

And ice cream. We can’t forget about ice cream.

I’ve been eating butter and cheese and foie gras all my life. Eggs Benedict has always been my favorite breakfast.

It was only recently that I learned how healthy these REAL foods are. Cholesterol is good for you!

As I always say to my daughter, “Eat your butter. The fat is where the vitamins are.”

I’ve never bought a tub of margarine, and I plan to keep it that way. I consider skim milk a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.*

I believe it’s the modern pseudo-foods like margarine and soy milk and convenience foods full of additives, pesticides, and MSG that are making us sick.

Full-fat dairy and other traditional foods have been sustaining humans for millennia. And that’s good enough for me.

This blog is about more than just food and cooking, though… I also write about homeschooling, unschooling, and parenting, fitness and weight loss, and other stuff that is of interest to moms who want to live a more healthy, happy lifestyle.

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*Fielding Melish: I object, your honor! This trial is a travesty. It’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.”

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Ranjani Krishnan December 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

I am unable to access my “Real food for busy people” which I should have lifelong membership to. We all paid $100.00 for this. Please respond! I have tried all avenues of contact – this is the last one I could fine.


Ann Marie Michaels January 6, 2016 at 10:21 AM

I was not online working during the holidays. Please email me at annmarie @ village green network dot com with your receipt.


Roberta January 8, 2016 at 11:08 AM

I cannot access my healthy whole grains class which I, also, paid a lot of money for and was assured that I could access for life. Please don’t ask me for my receipt as I am sure I no longer have it. I do however have all of my saved information from you, i.e. my user name and password etc.



Ann Marie Michaels January 14, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Roberta please email me at annmarie @ village green network.com – the company has gone bankrupt but I can still give you access to the videos. Thanks.


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