Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Enter in a combination of classic chicken noodle soup and some of our favorite Asian flavors.

Last night was one of those nights where it was just chilly enough for a light sweater in the evening.  Not quite cold enough for blankets and a fire but it definitely had the feeling that early spring was here and winter was waving goodbye.

I had a whirlwind day of bible study, lunch with Dave at the bakery, grocery shopping with a toddler and then back home before dinner.  While getting the groceries unpacked and put away I decided to check on our dog who was running free in the yard we sometimes share with our friends and landlords.  It was the perfect time to take some produce scraps to the compost pile.  No sooner had I dumped the scraps than I heard the squawk of our neighbors’ duck in distress.  Our dog does just fine around ducks and poultry until one decides to waddle away…rapidly!  There were feathers and mud all over, mostly on me.  Dog by the collar in one hand and duck nestled back under a tree with the other, I marched our dog back up to our house.

Thankfully we have the best landlords on planet earth.  They are our friends and part of our central coast family.  We love them dearly and on a day like yesterday, I am so relieved that they love us equally.IMG_9982-1

The duck is doing okay. Still shocked and trying to heal but thankfully, alive. Clancie, our pooch, will probably never look in her direction again! Continue reading “Asian Chicken Noodle Soup”

We are the G’s

usHello there!

We are Dave and Elizabeth Gerszewski.  We know… that name is a mouthful!  “Dave” and “Elizabeth” are all you really need to know. Hey, at least our first names are easy!  We are writing to you from the central coast of California.  Our cottage is nestled in a quaint, seaside village halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The Sprouted Cottage is all about getting back to the skills and mindset of a bygone era. You know, the stuff your grandma used to tell you stories about. You’ll find articles that show our lifestyle as a young family finding the balance between quality and affordability; convenience and health; living in the media age while desiring a slower pace. We aren’t the perfect homesteading family but we sure do love figuring it out.

Thanks for stopping by.  Grab your coffee (or hot cocoa if you’re more like Dave), put on some fun music, and follow along on our adventure.  We hope you’ll picture yourself right here with us, listening to the waves on the back porch.  Back porch guests are always the best!

signatures

Privacy Policy

This post may contain affiliate/referral links. It is a way for this site to earn advertising fees by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to me! Email addresses and names submitted in comment forms will never be sold, rented, or added to any mailing lists without your consent! We may at times use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

If you require more information or have any questions regarding our privacy policy please feel free to contact me via email: info@thesproutedcottage.com.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  1. To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  2. To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  3. To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  4. To process transactions (Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.)
  5. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  6. To send periodic emails

The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

NOTE: If at anytime you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.)

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improved our business.

DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protects our or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information without your consent.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECT ACT COMPLIANCE

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If we decide to make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 2/6/2018

If you require more information or have any questions regarding our privacy policy please feel free to contact me via email info@thesproutedcottage.com