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Tasty Bite!
An edible fall flower, Hollyhock, with stamen removed and filled with: Saffron Risotto, Butternut Squash, topped with Sprouted Black Lentils and Micro Leeks

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More Than a Chef! Recent Preservation Projects

Please review our list of current and recent projects and contact information from our clients. We come highly recommended.


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Bios:

Thom Fechtler is a master carpenter and preservationist specializing in restoration, custom carpentry, new home construction, remodels, roofing repair and replacement, custom-milled lumber and stone work, log-home and building from the spirit of the land. He is an organic gardener and instructor of permaculture companion-planting for food production and home gardening.



Valerie Jacobson is a preservationist painter, interior designer and refinisher. She is also a chef, nutritional specialist, food educator, and permaculture gardener. She assists Thom in the gardens and at the farmers markets.



Both are highly recommended by their clients (who are now friends) and love to meet new people and their preservation projects.

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Dedicated to reusing, recycling and resurrecting fine structures; from grand hotels to simple bungalows, we look for projects that focus on recreating historic neighborhoods, old town centers or historic farms. (We'll probably end up helping you out in the garden too.)



Please feel free to call with questions and suggestions. Thank you for your consideration. You have our enthusiastic permission to share this information with homeowners, contractors or any potentially interested parties.







Sincerely,

Valerie Jacobson and Thom Fechtler.

816-385-3337

Fechtler & Son


PO Box 163

Auburn, KS 60402

816-385-3337



Projects and References:



2012

Shakespeare Ch√Ęteau Restoration

801 Hall Street

Saint Joseph, MO 64502



Isobel McGowan, Property Owner 816-232-2667







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2012

Subterra Castle Quonset Barn and Garden

15513 Missile Base Road

Eskridge Keen, KS 66423
 


Dianna Ricke-Peden and Edward Peden, Property Owners

785-256-6300





















2012

Wamego Single Family Home, general renovations, wood refinish and repairs

206 Maple Street

Wamego, Kansas

Lonnie Fulkerson, homeowner, 785-256-6429





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2011

Building From the Spirit of the Land

Personal Residence

Thom Fechtler, Wondervu, Colorado

























2010

Historic Renovation and Room Addition and kitchen remodel

Rockwell Lodge

Eldora, Colorado

Deborah Foote, homeowner,

303-258-3339











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Caribou Retreat Sky Lights and Re-roof.

Address withheld by request

Kriztina Koromzay, property owner

Vmb.koromzay8@orange.fr







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Gilpin County Re-roof private home

Address withheld by request

Max Schelsinger, homeowner, maximillion@gmail.com





Place previous job references and photos here.










Historic Preservationist & Permaculture Gardener

Note from experienced preservationist looking for work

Please review our list of current and recent projects and contact information from our clients. We come highly recommended.
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Bios:

Thom Fechtler is a master carpenter and preservationist specializing in restoration, custom carpentry, new home construction, remodels, roofing repair and replacement, custom-milled lumber and stone work, log-home and building from the spirit of the land. He is an organic gardener and instructor of permaculture companion-planting for food production and home gardening.

Valerie Jacobson is a preservationist painter, interior designer and refinisher. She is also a chef, nutritional specialist, food educator, and permaculture gardener. She assists Thom in the gardens and at the farmers markets. -
Both are highly recommended by their clients (who are now friends) and love to meet new people and their preservation projects.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dedicated to reusing, recycling and resurrecting fine structures; from grand hotels to simple bungalows, we look for projects that focus on recreating historic neighborhoods, old town centers or historic farms. (We'll probably end up helping you out in the garden too.)

Please feel free to call with questions and suggestions. Thank you for your consideration. You have our enthusiastic permission to share this information with homeowners, contractors or any potentially interested parties.



Sincerely,

Valerie Jacobson and Thom Fechtler.

816-385-3337

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Attention Grass-feeders and organic meats producers: We would like to order beef and lamb to sample. May purchase 1/2 or whole animal later. Also Italian Sausage, if no sugar or nightshade peppers are added. Can you put together a $75 to $80 sampler of 2 each of best cuts including t-bones plus a pound or 2 each of each of ground beef, ground turkey and ground lamb?

Will you trade for veggies? We are organic farmers/gardeners who practice perma-culture and companion-planting and teach home gardeners to grow for personal use. Even in this drought, we have 2 beautiful oasis of organically grown veggies. We sell at Topeka Farmers markets ans select restaurants. We can also trade chef and carpentry services, weight-loss counseling and farm-labor. Please advise.

we will begin growing organic animal feeds in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013. What are your needs?

Thank you for being sustainable!
Val Jacobson and Thom Fechtler
Subterra Castle Gardens and Morganville Farms

816-385-3337
We can accept text messages via phone. Also, please
call to let us know if you leave an e-mail.
livingfood2you@gmail.com

Monday, March 26, 2012

Retreat Center and Workshop Dates!

Val Rae Jacobson


Living Foods Chef & Nutritional Consultant

Nederland, Colorado

Living Food & Water Workshop

6 PM to 8:30 PM

Choose from the following dates:

·Weds, March 28

·Friday, April 6*

·Friday, April 20*

·Weds, April 11

·Weds. April 25

·Friday, May 11*

·Weds. May 18

·Friday, June 15*

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*Ask about 3-day weekend workshops

Learn to prepare a living meal that even your family will enjoy!

Featuring: All organic, sustainably-grown fresh local produce, sprouted, dehydrated

and fermented foods.

Learn the importance of living foods and living water to your health, healing potential and vitality.

$35 per person or $60 per couple:

Introduction to Living Food Workshop:

2 hour participatory workshop includes a full living meal, smoothly and dessert.

AND

$10 Wild-harvested Water-Tasting:

~ Ancient mineral water from an active crystal cavern geyser (Ward, Colorado)

~ Glacier-ice springs in Caribou, Colorado

~ Caribou Spring-fed Well Water.

(Includes demonstration of Kangen Water filtration and benefits of filtering and controlling the

alkalinity of your city or well-water with Brad Roelens, Wellness Investigator)

Now Accepting New Clients

in Nederland & Golden

more information and free recipes @

demoanddinelive.blogspot.com

google: What's Not Cooking At Val's

Please call or text me at 816-385-3337 for reservations.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wild Harvested Water!!!! Order ASAP. Here we come: Topeka, Kansas City. Lawence, Saint Joseph and points in between!


Choose from:

~ Ancient mineral water from an active crystal cavern geyser (Ward, Colorado)

~ Glacier-ice springs in Caribou, Colorado

~ Caribou Spring-fed Well Water.



Need to Pre-sell 200 gallons before we make the trip!

( Group Discount! We will deliver to your meet-up site. In Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Topeka, Lawrence or points in between. Minimum 50 gal orders)



$5 a gallon - bring your own container

$3 a gallon for 100 gallons or more. (Plus market price for containers)

Pre-pay to Pay Pal: livingfood2you@gmail.com

Indicate your choice of water. Try one one of earch!

Please call or text with questions and suggestions.

816-385-3337



PS

This is a fund-raiser to finance the trip to return Devlon's cargo trailer to the Midwest after Val used it to move there and start a sustainable living retreat. I tell you his so you will know that by enjoying the health benefits and delightful sensation of glacier and ancient spring waters, you are also supporting community of those wanting to create change for our mother and for the 7th generation. Peace be with you.

We are thrilled to provide you with fresh wild-harvested water form our region.

Wild-Harvested Water!!! ```from Colorado to Topeka, Kansas City, Lawrence and points in between. Order ASAP. Here we come!

Val Rae Jacobson


Living-Foods

Chef & Nutritional Consultant

Nederland, Colorado

Living Food & Water Workshop

6 PM to 8:30 PM

Choose from the following dates:

• Weds, March 28

• Friday, April 6*

• Friday, April 20*

• Weds, April 11

• Weds. April 25

• Friday, May 11*

• Weds. May 18

• Friday, June 15*

~

*Ask about 3-day weekend workshops

Learn to prepare a living meal that even your family will enjoy!

Featuring: All organic, sustainably-grown fresh local produce, sprouted, dehydrated

and fermented foods.

Learn the importance of living foods and living water to your health, healing potential and vitality.

$35 per person or $60 per couple:

Introduction to Living Food Workshop:

2 hour participatory workshop includes a full living meal, smoothly and dessert.

AND

Wild-harvested Water-Tasting:

~ Ancient mineral water from an active crystal cavern geyser (Ward, Colorado)

~ Glacier-ice springs in Caribou, Colorado

~ Caribou Spring-fed Well Water.

(Includes demonstration of Kangen Water filtration and benefits of filtering and controlling the

alkalinity of your city or well-water.)

Now Accepting New Clients

in Nederland & Golden

more information and free recipes @

demoanddinelive.blogspot.com

google: What's Not Cooking At Val's

Please Call or Text My Cell Phone: 816-385-3337

Body Lotion

Body Lotion
Shipped anywhere in US or Canada.
All organic gluten-free ingredients. Whole-herb infusions are extracted by slow-cooking in oil for 10 to 22 days at consistently low temperature in surgical stainless steel solar-powered Saladmaster cooking Crock.
Choice of :
A.  Holy Cow! - Organic dairy-butter infused with cannabis, Superfoods vanilla bean caviar and Himalayan pink salt

B. Bonanza Butter 80-% Coconut, 20% Local Cow Dairy!
C. Raw extra-virgin organic coconut butter infused with cannabis, maple-syrup sugar and Ormus Super Greens

C. Plainz - Raw Extra Virgin Coconut oil infused with cannabis

Prices as Follows:
4 oz. $25 (OR, $20 each for 5 or more)
8 oz. $50 (OR, $40 each for 4 or more)
16 oz. $100 (or $80 for 2 or more)
SPECIAL LIMITED ADDITION: Raw extra virgin organic coconut butter infused with Cannabis, Superfoods vanilla bean caviar, goji berries and fresh-whole-leaf stevia.
8 oz. $80 (or 2 for $120)
All Containers will be labeled "not for human consumption."

Custom Living Seed Crackers
All organic, highest quality ingredients: Sprouted golden flax seeds, macaroon coconut, raw honey, turmeric, Himalayan pink salt, fresh herbs and coconut infused with cannabis. May contain other seasonings and or vegetables, vegetable juices, citrus powders or juices, nutritional yeast or goat cheeses, peppers or paprika's,, sprouted nuts or seeds. Please alert me to preferences and food sensitivities. I can customize crackers to your liking: spicy, sweet, crunchy, chewy...
Each cracker is unique! 22" round serves 4 - $14 plus shipping (or add to butter order for no addition shipping charges)
1/2-round, serves 2 - $8 plus shipping
1/4-round, serves 1 - $5 plus shipping
Indicate "Happy Crackers" or "Plainz". Plainz does not have canibus.
Paypal in advance, livingfood2you@gmail.com
Please pay for shipping fees on second order.
Orders over $200, shipped free anywhere in US.

816-385-3337

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valerie Rae Jacobson Resume 2012

Resume



Valerie Rae Jacobson
PO Box 1234

Nederland, CO 80466

816-385-3337 (cell phone or text)

2004 to present:
Freelance Living Foods Chef, Educator and Nutritional Counselor
Live Vibe
2516 Lover's Lane
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506
http://www.demoanddinelive.blogspot.com/

Now in Nederland Colorado. Specializing in gourmet and family-style special-needs diets including: Gluten-free, Celiac, Dona Gates Body Ecology Diet, Kevin Geoni's High-Raw, Mathew Kenny's 105 Degree Cuisine, Palaeolithic (AKA "Caveman Diet"), Cafe Gratitude, Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Institute, transitioning to vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian lifestyles.

Kitchen-Coaching, Living Foods Workshops and "Demo and Dine" Programs by Appointment.


Promotional Specialist, Chef and Educator
Goode Food Delivered and Goode Acres Organic Farms
980 Tioga Road
Wathena, KS
816-390-4602
http://www.goodeacres.com/



Created an alternative food distribution system for organic farmers in NW Missouri and South Eastern Kansas including a home delivery business, winter farmers market, farm-to-school program, hosted weekly food education events and "food meet-up." Merchandised and sold produce, honey, goat soap and cheeses at local Bed and Breakfast. Served as guest chef, educator, photographer and farm laborer in the greenhouses, fields, farm tours and farmers markets View articles and interviews at:


http://www.newspressnow.com/diem/27928018/detail.html http://www.newspressnow.com/life/29666514/detail.html http://www.newspressnow.com/localnews/25706060/detail.html
http://www.newspressnow.com/localnews/25722634/detail.html
King of Green Radio interview: 70ValRaeJacobsonRawFood.mp3



1986 to present

Freelance Artist, Photographer and Illustrator
Studio Level
PO Box 1234
Nederland, CO 80466
www.http://www.http//www.studiolevel@itsey.com


Custom greeting card lines for Its a Beautiful Day, Bouncing Bear Botanicals and Third Planet. Created "Actual Size" - series of natural photography and illustrated realism prints, bookmarks and cards for The St. Joseph Nature Center. Freelance Illustrations.


2007 - 2011
Part-time Art Teacher
Saint Joseph School District
925 Felix
Saint Joseph, MO 64501

2000 - 2011
Art Instructor
Missouri Western Institute (Continuing Education Department) and "Artscape" Summer Children's Art Camp and /Roubidoux Resident Children's Theatre (http://www.rrtstjoe.org/) All coordinated by:
The Allied Arts Council
118 S. 8th Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
816-233-0231

Courses included: Tie-dye Workshops, Theatrical Set Design, Back to Natural Jewelry and Hat Pins, Beaded Jewelry Design and Life-drawing. Received highest marks from students and parents 4 years in a row.


1988 to present
Life-Drawing Model (for colleges and universities and professionals only)

Missouri Western State University
4525 downs Drive
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-271-4200


Northwest Missouri University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
800.633.1175

Megan Wyeth
Professional Photographer
Saint Joseph, MO
http://www.meganwyeth.com/content/index.html
(I am featured on the entry page slide show after "trees" and imagers 2, 5 and 12 of "Barn Light Series" and image 14 of "Poliroid Transfers." Additional images in printed publications, available upon request.)

Debrah Riley
Professional Photographer
Saint Joseph, MO
http://www.drileyprints.com/
driley@arcomputers.net

Natalie Amalani
Professional Arts and Illustrator
http://www.facebook.com/people/Natalie-Amalani/100000289377263

Portfolio or email jpegs of images avialable upon request


2000-2008
Historic Preservationist Painter
All Gal Painting and Restoration
2516 Lover's Lane
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-358-3337


1989 to 2000
Director of Publications
Missouri Western State University
4525 downs Drive
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-271-4200

In the 1980's:
NFP Art Teacher
Franklyn Institute
221 East 36th
Rock Island, IL 61201
(No longer in operation)


Discovery Room Attendant
Putnam Museum of Natural History
1717 W. 12th Street
Davenport, IA 50322
563-324-1933


Education:
2003
Chef Chef Certification
Global Enterprises / New Horizons
9611 E Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
66212
888.434.5952

2010
Raw and Living Foods Chef 2010
Level I and II Certification
Mathew Kenny 1o5 Degree Academy
5820 North Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405-842-1050

1986
BA, Graphic Arts and Illuustration with Animation Emphasis
Merrycrest University
Davenport, IA 50322
Transcripts held by University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-3500

1984
AA, Graphic Design
Area 11, DesMoines Area Community College
2006 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-964-6200

1982
Graduate, Urbandale High School
7111 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

References:
Food Clients:

Dr. Deanee Brewka
816-341-3852


Saundra Debella
816-238-8951
816-248-2305

Carol Pettas
913-488-9848

Sue and Larry McFall
785-267-4472

Margaret Rice
816-294-8700
816-667-5497

Cynthia Wilson
785-969-5999


Dr. Dianne Waddle
816-262-4770


Fred and Dr. Deborah Weems


816-232-8493


816-387-3568


Russ & Summer Ward
816-351-4356
816-351-6711


Shelly White


816-752-5700


Professional References:

Roxanne Beckum
Saint Joseph School District
816-671-4000

Gladis Tomas
Missouri Western University
816-271-4282
816-387-1627

Edward and Dianna Paden
20th Century Castles
785-256-6029
785-256-6300

Joe and Jomel Nichols
Independant Contractors
816-324-2001
816-914-1099


Judy Malner


Transitions Life-styles


913-526-6095



Portfolios or Samples Available Upon Request


livingfood2you@gmail.com


studiolevel@stjoelive.com


816-385-3337



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Now Accepting Clients and Bookings in Colorado


Val Rae Jacobson
Living-Foods Chef
Specializing in Yummy Healthy Food for
Special-Needs Diets, Healing and Vitality!
~Gluten-free, mucus-free ~Paleolithic (AKA “Caveman Diet"),
~Gerson Therapy ~Dona Gates BED ~Hippocrates Institute.
~Kevin Geoni's High-Raw
Now Accepting New Clients
in Nederland & Golden
~ Nutritional Counseling & Kitchen Coaching
~ Transitioning to: Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian, Raw- and Living-foods Life-styles.
~ Public presentations and private consulting
~ Group, gourmet and family-style meals prepared as learning experience.
~ Weight-loss & Vitality Lunch Presentations

free recipes @
demoanddinelive.blogspot.com
google: What's Not Cooking At Val's
Please Call or Text My Cell Phone: 816-385-3337

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Please stay tuned.

I do most of my posting and up-dating over the winter.
I will be posting a whole new series of:


  • healthy kitchen munchies,

  • outstanding alkalizing treats

  • fun with sprouts and micro greens

  • cannabis edibles, butters and infusions

Also:
Flexitarian Life-style Revisited
Paleolithic Diet Demos
Tranquil Vegetarianism in a Meat-eating Household
Hippie Health Tips
Transitioning To and From Cooked Foods

Happy 2012. thanks for hanging in there during my move and this time of transitioning to new way of shopping and growing food -- in the mountains!

to best use the recipes on this blog, type a specific ingredient (like chocolate or avocado) in the serch engine. you can also speicfy juice, canibus, snack, etc. for ideas of wht to make at home or what to have me make for you. Let me know how I can be of service.

Sincerely,
Val Rae Jacobson
Living Foods Chef and Nutritionial Consultant

Moved to Colorado

Please note my new contact information:

Val Rae Jacobson
816-385-3337
590 US Hwy 72
Wondervu, colorado 80403

Mail delivers to:
PO Box 1234
Nederland, colorado 80466

livingfood2you@gmail.com