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  • Vegan Pantry: 10 Essential Foods That Make Your Plant-Based Diet Nutritious And Healthy

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    Editor
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Whether you are new to a plant-based vegan diet, have been plant-strong for a while, or just stumbled upon my blog out of curiosity, you’ve probably wondered how to stock your pantry and fridge with foods that are the most beneficial for your health. So what are the essentials that can be found in pantries of almost all vegans? And is it true that you’ll have to start cooking at home, even if you’ve never been a fan of it?Yes, it’s a well-established fact: if you want ‘thy food to be thy medicine’, as Hippocrates proposed, you’ll have to cook the majority of your meals at home…
  • Brazil to become a global organic food power

    Organic and Wellness News
    Melanie
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    By Adriana Michael Brazil is the fifth largest country in size, with a population of 199 million, and is the world’s sixth-largest economy with a GDP of around US$2.2 trillion. It ...
  • 6 Ways to Enhance Female Libido

    Natural Health & Organic Living Blog
    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The marketplace for dietary supplements is full of products designed to enhance male sexual health, an issue that is all too common for men over the middle-age mark. Despite the fact that a woman’s sexual stamina can also fade with time, female libido-enhancing products are often available in fewer quantities. If you’ve struggled in this area, there’s no reason to give up hope. There are several things women can do, in addition to herbs and supplements, to support libido health. Here are some thoughts to get you going. How to Enhance Libido If you aren’t feeling well,…
  • The Food Trends to End Summer in Style

    Organic.org
    Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This past summer, we've been noshing at and enjoying wine, beer and food festivals in the area. Booze and food just about makes any summer event near perfect. After all, summer is all about great eats against the backdrop of the season's longer days and warmer weather.With it all about to come to a close with August's end, here are the hot late summer food trends to wrap your summer up in style and kick off fall right when it comes to what you're eating:1. Peppers -- The pepper has always held a place in the food world, whether it were hot and spicy or crisp and sweet. Cayenne pepper is…
  • Farm to Counter: The Next Great Thing

    Organic Gardening News and Advice
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    To call this a "grilled cheese" would be an insult.We've been working on creating Good to Go, our local and organic food takeout restaurant, for a few months now. So it was with great interest that we read this recent article in the New York Times on the "farm to counter" movement. It's the Next Great Thing!After decades of public hand-wringing about the empty calories and environmental impact of fast food, the farm-to-table notions that have revolutionized higher-end American restaurants have finally found a lucrative spot in the takeout line. The result already has a nickname: farm to…
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  • Brazil to become a global organic food power

    Melanie
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    By Adriana Michael Brazil is the fifth largest country in size, with a population of 199 million, and is the world’s sixth-largest economy with a GDP of around US$2.2 trillion. It ...
  • The return of the banana

    Melanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    By Adriana Michael Looking for the ultimate snack that meets all of your requirements? One that consumers of all ages and tastes will find delicious, nutritious, convenient, affordable and sustainable? Try ...
  • Sustainability, main theme at Expoalimentaria 2014

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 pm
    By Adriana Michael Considered the most important food fair in Latin America, Peru prepares for its sixth edition of Expoalimentaria. The event takes place at the “Jockey Exposition Center” in Lima ...
  • ITAIPU: A success story cultivating good water

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:35 pm
    By Adriana Michael Is it possible to achieve sustainable development? Many have written about the topic. Projects and programs reflect good theories and intentions, but it is seldom possible to see ...
  • 2014 The ‘Year of Chia?’

    Melanie
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:34 pm
    By Warren Beaumont Supply bottlenecks for organic chia sourcing reported by O.W.N. in May 2013 due to higher demand and lower crop yields appear to have eased this year, with a ...
 
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  • The Food Trends to End Summer in Style

    Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This past summer, we've been noshing at and enjoying wine, beer and food festivals in the area. Booze and food just about makes any summer event near perfect. After all, summer is all about great eats against the backdrop of the season's longer days and warmer weather.With it all about to come to a close with August's end, here are the hot late summer food trends to wrap your summer up in style and kick off fall right when it comes to what you're eating:1. Peppers -- The pepper has always held a place in the food world, whether it were hot and spicy or crisp and sweet. Cayenne pepper is…
  • Need a Pizza Crust Recipe? Here are 10 that Don’t Use Flour

    Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    When it comes to finding a good pizza crust recipe, many are on a lifelong search. Because let’s be honest- there’s nothing better than pizza made at home. But what if you can’t tolerate traditional flour? Or even any kind of flour at all? Is a good pizza crust recipe then simply an unattainable dream? No, my friend, it is not. There are plenty of ways to make creative pizza crusts without going anywhere near a bag of flour.Here are 10 different pizza crust recipes that use everything from polenta to broccoli for the pizza base.1. Polenta Pizza CrustWhile you may think of polenta as a…
  • 50 Grain-Free & Paleo Ground Beef Recipes

    Editor
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
     Whether you’re in a time crunch or are responsibly planning a week in advance, here are some mouth-watering grain-free dishes that call for ground beef (or ground beef can easily be substituted). Enjoy!Burgers and Meatloaves Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions & Avocado – Joyful Healthy EatsSalted Mocha Burgers – Popular PaleoStuffed Cheddar Beef Burgers – Delicious ObsessionsBurgers with Egg and Garlic Butter Balsamic – Primally InspiredSweet Potato Patties – Cinnamon EatsPaleo Mini Meatloaves – Paleo SpiritGluten-Free Kangaroo Burgers – Economies of Kale…
  • What To Plant in August

    Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The garden doesn’t have to stop producing just because summer is waning. In fact, August is the perfect time to add some variety and get a second season harvest from your space. Plant these garden favorites and harvest right through the fall and have plenty to preserve for winter as well.KaleIf you haven’t grown kale yet, there is no time like the present. Start it now and in many zones you’ll be able to harvest right through the winter months. In fact, a bit of frost will just make these tasty greens even sweeter.LettuceCooler temperatures are on the way, and that’s perfect for…
  • Vegan Pantry: 10 Essential Foods That Make Your Plant-Based Diet Nutritious And Healthy

    Editor
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Whether you are new to a plant-based vegan diet, have been plant-strong for a while, or just stumbled upon my blog out of curiosity, you’ve probably wondered how to stock your pantry and fridge with foods that are the most beneficial for your health. So what are the essentials that can be found in pantries of almost all vegans? And is it true that you’ll have to start cooking at home, even if you’ve never been a fan of it?Yes, it’s a well-established fact: if you want ‘thy food to be thy medicine’, as Hippocrates proposed, you’ll have to cook the majority of your meals at home…
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    Organic Gardening News and Advice

  • Farm to Counter: The Next Great Thing

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    To call this a "grilled cheese" would be an insult.We've been working on creating Good to Go, our local and organic food takeout restaurant, for a few months now. So it was with great interest that we read this recent article in the New York Times on the "farm to counter" movement. It's the Next Great Thing!After decades of public hand-wringing about the empty calories and environmental impact of fast food, the farm-to-table notions that have revolutionized higher-end American restaurants have finally found a lucrative spot in the takeout line. The result already has a nickname: farm to…
  • Good to Go is Good to Go So Let's Go!

    29 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    The following post is from our new site for our new business: Good to Go Organic and Local Food Takeout Restaurant. Robin and I jumped on the chance to take over the very small space of the former Nectar Hills Farm store in Cherry Valley, NY, and turn it into a small, to-go only restaurant featuring organic and local food from our area. We are crowd-funding the venture--offering shares for $100 worth 0.1% of the company. We hope to sell 200 shares, worth 20% of the company. We're asking our friends, family, and readers to buy shares and support this effort to bring local and organic food…
  • Peas and Greens are Not Enough--Good Thing We Have Ramps!

    20 Apr 2013 | 8:22 am
    Organic fertilizer honor wagon near Roseboom, NYIt's mud season up here in the Northeast, and this is the time of year I start itching to get in the mud  pit. It's also the time of year I envy you folks at more southern latitudes, who are probably already eating things from your garden. We're still a few weeks away from eating the ramps (aka wild leeks) that have poked up through the leaf carpet in the woods behind our house, little oases of green in the sea of brown.Harvesting ramps, by the way, is considered foraging, but since they're just a few steps away from the back garden…
  • If you can't have a dream garden...

    14 Jan 2013 | 11:48 am
    We can't all have our dream garden, like the organic garden at this Maui bed and breakfast, where, if you show up when they're ripe, you could be served organic cherimoya. But no matter where you live, you can have a garden. If it's just a few parsley plants in a window, you can have fresh food at your fingertips.To wit: if you're not following John Robb's Resilient Communities web site, you should. His post the other day on bag gardens is certainly worth taking a look at. If you don't have good soil, or you only have a concrete area in your back yard, you can garden right out of the bag!
  • Raising Organic Family Farms: The Farm Favorite

    24 Feb 2012 | 2:15 pm
    Our friends and local organic farmers Dave and Sonia of Nectar Hills Farm could use your vote at the Raising Organic Family Farms "The Farm Favorite" contest.From Feb. 22 – March 16, 2012, encourage your friends, family and social networks to vote for your story on Raising Organic Family Farms. Raising Organic Family Farms is excited to announce the launch of the “Farm Favorite “ people’s choice grant recipient. [...] The story with the most votes will receive the grant or scholarship requested as well as an additional $500 Farm Favorite grant from Raising Organic Family Farms.We're…
 
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  • The Truth About Bacteria and Herbal Supplements

    Brandon May
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Modern-day dietary supplements—particularly herbal supplements—have remained controversial since their inception. Proponents tout that herbal supplements, because of their concentration, are extremely potent and helpful for supporting a wide range of body functions. Those who oppose herbal supplements, on the other hand, claim these products may pose a significant health concern, especially if they contain any level of bacteria. While many herbal supplements do display measurable levels of bacteria counts, particularly in roots such as turmeric and ginger, these bacteria levels may…
  • 6 Reasons to Use Organic Makeup

    Brandon May
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Makeup is an essential beauty item used by women all over the world, and many females are in no hurry to ditch this daily necessity. While choosing to wear makeup may help enhance one’s personal appearance and self esteem, it also exposes the wearer to a range of health concerns. Research is beginning to reveal that some ingredients in beauty and personal care products may be linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, sparking outrage among many professionals in the health and wellness communities. Fortunately, effective alternatives to chemically-produced makeup and beauty products are…
  • 6 Reasons I Recommend Organic Sunscreen

    Brandon May
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your skin is the largest organ of your body, yet few people realize its full importance for human health. While keeping your heart, liver, and kidneys functioning properly is certainly crucial for survival, so is protecting your skin from radiation and other harsh environmental contaminants. Sunscreen is the leading product in this regard, helping to protect the outer layer of skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. Conventional sunscreen, however, contains a number of chemical ingredients that may actually increase cancer risk. Organic sunscreen is the ideal choice, as these products…
  • The Many Benefits of Oil Pulling

    Brandon May
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic application believed to promote oral health and detoxification, a claim that is seen far fetched by some medical experts. While very little research exists on the supposed benefits of the practice, available data shows promise for this natural health technique. The practice of oil pulling involves the use of food-grade oils as an agent for “pulling” away harmful bacteria, possibly aiding in reducing overall bacterial load. Other organisms from the mouth, teeth, gums, and throat are also thought to be removed, according to some traditional…
  • 6 Ways to Enhance Female Libido

    Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The marketplace for dietary supplements is full of products designed to enhance male sexual health, an issue that is all too common for men over the middle-age mark. Despite the fact that a woman’s sexual stamina can also fade with time, female libido-enhancing products are often available in fewer quantities. If you’ve struggled in this area, there’s no reason to give up hope. There are several things women can do, in addition to herbs and supplements, to support libido health. Here are some thoughts to get you going. How to Enhance Libido If you aren’t feeling well,…
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    The Manic Gardener

  • Leaning Tower of Potatoes

    The Manic Gardener
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Okay, so when most people say (write, text, etc.) “potato tower,” they’re referring to some variation on that time-honored tower-of-tires method, in which one continues to heap earth or straw around a growing spud, using a mounting stack of tires to hold said earth or straw in place, thus allowing more and more new spuds to form along the original’s ever-lengthening stem. That method is not the subject of this post. It isn’t that I have nothing to say about the tire-tower; I do, oh, I do. In fact, I have a rant building on the near-ubiquitous nature of this method and its variations…
  • Return of the Shaggy Parasols

    The Manic Gardener
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Chlorophyllum rachodes Last year, when I was at first too sick, then too discouraged, to do much in the garden, something magical happened: a second variety of edible mushrooms joined my dependable fairy ring crop, the Marasmius oreadesI wrote about four (four!) years ago in “Back Yard Mushrooms” (July 6, 2014). The Marasmius oreades come up in two places in the yard, each in a wide curve that follows the arch of a tree root, each year that curve a bit wider, a few inches displaced from where it was the year before. They’re a small mushroom, delicate in appearance, in color, in flavor,…
  • Buried in the Garden

    The Manic Gardener
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:07 am
    Well, if this year in the garden doesn’t kill me, it will probably cripple me. I’m trying to come back after multiple surgeries and other medical anomaly (I’m beginning to feel like a medical anomaly myself) and bring the garden(s) back after years of neglect, and oy, but it’s a lot of work. Especially since the whole project (multiple projects, really) seemed so overwhelming that I couldn’t face it (them) and therefore got a late start in an early spring. However, progress is being made. An important point to remember, as I gaze at the mountain of incomplete and unstarted tasks,…
  • Dandelion Pesto

    The Manic Gardener
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s amazing what you can make from the garden, even before it gets going. Yes, I know, pesto is made from basil. (Also pine nuts, butter, parmesan, garlic, and sometimes parsley.) But years ago an Italian friend confided to me that only Americans were so hidebound as to think that it had to be made from those ingredients and nothing else. In Italy, she told me, pesto was made from all sorts of things. At the time, I looked at her askance. She and pesto might both be Italian, and I might pride myself on being openminded, but there were limits. Over time, however, I’ve gradually…
  • The blog breathes again…

    The Manic Gardener
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    Gasps, at least. The Manic was hacked and re-hacked; down for almost two years, it’s been only recently revived. There are multiple issues, I know, including a plethora of broken links. I’ll get to them, but it’ll take a while, so I depend on your patience. Thanks!
 
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  • Wabi-sabi - a reminder

    rhonda jean
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    I've been thinking a lot about wabi-sabi this year. If you've never heard of the term, it's a Japanese concept about being comfortable with imperfection. I'm very close friends with imperfection and have been all my life but as I grow older, I see it in almost everything I do and in all the beauty that surrounds me - including my family and grand sons. Nothing is perfect and it seems to me that
  • Spreads, dips and sandwich fillings

    rhonda jean
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    This may not be the most exciting of posts but it's sometimes a struggle to find good wholesome crackers, dips and spreads for snacks, lunches and to accompany drinks when friends drop around. Add to that the ongoing need of parents to send children to school with a good lunch, and you'll know that having a few recipes for these things up your sleeve is a real plus. If you do have children
  • Bathroom renovation DIY

    rhonda jean
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    I am often praised for just living the way I want to live: I want to sew, bake, mend, tend the garden and spend time with my family. And that gives me a lot of pleasure as well as structure and purpose to my days. When the praise comes, I appreciate it but I never receive a compliment without knowing that this is a team effort - Hanno is here too, working away and helping both of us live our
  • Brisbane talks

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    16 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
  • Shopping in the country

    rhonda jean
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    As you know, I have a small number of sponsor ads on my side bar. I don't generally promote commercial enterprises but I share these small businesses with you because I use the products they sell and I'm happy to recommend them. I often get emails from many of you asking me to recommend various products or wanting to know what we use here.  I'd like to reassure you that I only promote what we
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  • Grilled flat bread (or baking without a net)

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Summer flatbread on grill In Block Island during the summer, there's plenty of sun and surf and long walks on the beach but aside from a decent bagel bakery not much in the way of fresh bread. So I usually take a small bit of sourdough starter and instant yeast on vacation to satisfy my bread-making itch. Then I make a big bin of dough and slice off pieces I can use during the next couple of days.Although I usually weigh my ingredients, I leave my scale at home, because it's one more thing to lug along on vacation. I figure I'll just wing it once I arrive. I did this time, measuring out…
  • In Search of the Perfect Loaf Gets Early Notice

    Samuel Fromartz
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    Just under two months away from launch of In Search of the Perfect Loaf, reviews are starting to trickle in.Here's what Library Journal had to say in a starred review (July 1, 2014):*Fromartz, Samuel. In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey. Viking. Sept. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780670025619. $26.95. COOKINGFromartz (Organic, Inc.) might push the boundaries of what it means to be an amateur baker. The author was, after all, asked by chef Alice Waters to bake the bread for a charity dinner she gave in Washington, DC, after winning a local contest against professional bakers. He’s a…
  • Writing to the End

    Samuel Fromartz
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    "Ying Yang Sun" by Luis Argerich on Flickr As a writer, I’ve often approached the written word through an instinctual and sometimes painful process. I’ve put a lot of currency into a kind of gut feeling of what works and what does not. But now as an editor, I’m working with younger writers. In many instances, I’ve had to think about what I actually do and how to convey it. So here are some tips to consider on getting your project done.Ideas are cheap—but don’t always go searching for the next one. You’ll ignore the ones you already have. Write everything down,…
  • The last pass of my manuscript, "In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey," is done!

    Samuel Fromartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    And I'm sending it back in the mail to Viking/Penguin. (Yeah, at this stage it's hard copy, not electronic). This is the final stage before the whole thing goes to rest. I can't believe it's over. But there have been so many of these last stages, turning in the manuscript, going over the edit, doing the second draft, etc. etc that it almost feels anticlimactic. And any remaining mistakes are now my own damn fault! For those who are curious, the book will be out right after the summer. 
  • Who cares about Danish Pork? Danes do, as "Borgen" spotlights the industry

    Samuel Fromartz
    29 Oct 2013 | 3:41 am
    Screen shot from Borgen, episode 24 For the past two years, I've been watching Borgen, a Danish television series which tracks a female politician who rises to become prime minister. The series is quite entertaining and actually addictive, since the stong-willed but principled leader is someone you could relate to: Season 1 began with her riding her bicycle to Parliament. It deals with the conflict of work and home life, and all the intrigue of multi-party politics. I've only had access to Borgen online, at linkTV, careful to watch the shows in the two-week window after they air on cable.
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  • Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.
  • A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Cooperation between chemists and biologists has resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their research offers a new immobilization strategy that yields electron transfer rates exceeding for the first time rates observed in natural photosynthesis. This discovery opens the possibility for the construction of semi-artificial leaves functioning as photovoltaic devices with drastically increased performance.
  • Сalculations with nanoscale smart particles: Important step towards creating medical nanorobots

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Researchers in Russia have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots, discovering a way of enabling them to produce logical calculations using a variety of biochemical reactions.
  • Organic photovoltaic cells of the future: Using charge formation efficiency to screen materials for future devices

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Organic photovoltaic cells -- a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight -- show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and low-cost production, but have complex power conversion processes. To maneuver around this problem, researchers have developed a method to determine the absolute value of the charge formation efficiency. The secret of their method is the combination of two types of spectroscopy.
  • Using physics to design better drugs

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Researchers are working to develop drugs by considering the dynamics -- including specific atomic motions -- of the enzymes that those drugs target.
 
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  • Back-to-School Lunch Box Taste Test

    foodietots
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    We’re fortunate here in Virginia that we don’t go back to school until after Labor Day, so there’s still time to check the last few things (and favorite summertime treats) off our to-do list. My niece starts school this week though, and I know others are already back in school — having grown up with an August birthday, and having a child with one as well, the thought of starting back to school in August will probably always seem strange to me. Regardless, whether you’ve already started back or are still getting ready, I thought I’d dust off my old school…
  • Preserving Summer #CanItForward

    foodietots
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Well it’s mid-August, which means we’ve reached the point of summer where I start to panic about all the things I haven’t preserved yet. It started with this sign at the market on Thursday evening, and the dreaded “Last Week” notice for our absolute favorite summer snack, donut peaches. Then it was the “2 weeks left!” sign tacked to the bin of sweet corn. And I certainly couldn’t say no when the kids wanted a pint of blackberries, each. Today, Ball Canning celebrates international #CanItForward Day. You can watch the live webinars here, or just…
  • Plum Organics Mighty Tots Giveaway #sponsored

    foodietots
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    This post is sponsored by Plum Organics. Hello, readers! Hope you’ve been having a fun and delicious summer. We’ve been on the road quite a bit, which has given us a good reason to try out some of the newest kids snacks from Plum Organics. We’re long-time fans of Plum’s all-natural products for little eaters, so we were glad to try out their new Mighty line of pouches, bars and puffs for growing tots. As part of the launch of the new products, Plum is celebrating the wild imaginations of toddlers. When my oldest was just three, we set about planning our first kitchen…
  • A Trip to France via Olivia Macaron

    foodietots
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    In preparation for Bastille Day (July 14), we took a field trip to learn the secrets behind our newest favorite treat, authentic French macarons. Olivia Macaron opened in Georgetown in 2013, just off of M Street across from Dean & DeLuca. The foodie tots love to check out the latest window display, featuring macaron trees in the colors of the season. (We learned a secret: the macrons on display are filled with royal icing so they’ll hold up longer — so don’t bother trying to pinch a taste, as they won’t taste very good!) Inside, they are easily tempted by the…
  • Fennel Slaw {#PicnicGame}

    foodietots
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:58 am
    With an unusual stretch of pleasant weekends here in DC, we’ve been getting really good use out of our picnic blanket. (Even laying it out to watch the USA match on the big screen at Mosaic District Monday night — so fun!) Today we are celebrating International Picnic Day by bringing you a basket packed with goodies from A to Z, in the style of the picnic game! Drop by the Sunday Supper Movement to see the whole picnic spread out on our virtual blanket. I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing… Asian Chicken Salad from Try Anything Once Culinary Beautiful Beet…
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  • Kitchen DIY: Homemade ricotta cheese

    Carley Bohnen
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    If the ultimate DIY project is one that is surprisingly easy, and drastically better than the store-bought stuff, then I’ve got the world’s greatest food project for you: homemade ricotta cheese. Ricotta cheese was never a serious player in my food repertoire. It had typically been a background note, layered in lasagna, stuffed into pasta shells, stirred into a casserole. Never did it stand out as a main ingredient to celebrate.But then, recipes for homemade ricotta started popping up on the Web. And, some of my favorite bloggers were singing its soft, creamy praises. I’m always up for…
  • Tomato Season: The joy of homemade ketchup

    Jamie Carlson
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Although I come from a tomato-eating family, I didn't really care for tomatoes when I was a kid. Maybe I was too finicky or it was the stewed tomatoes that would make an appearance occasionally. I never understood why my aunt and grandmother would make such a fuss over picking ripe tomatoes and eating them right off the vine, and my great-grandmother used to plant 70 to 80 tomato plants a year and can all of it for later use. Now that I'm older, I have a garden of my own, and I finally understand what they were talking about.I've never had any success growing tomatoes in the past, but…
  • Grilled Salad: Welcome to your new obsession

    Mike Shannon
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I still remember the first time I decided to grill salad. Still in culinary school and just learning about layering flavors, my class was focusing on a duck confit salad, and that dish seemed very heavy for traditional greens. Yet I didn't want to go down the familiar path of a frisee salad. So, I wondered: what if I grilled some romaine? My thought was that the smoky, charred flavor would really complement the duck but not overpower it. Using duck fat and sherry vinaigrette as dressing, I gave it a shot, and it turned out to be a huge hit. I've been grilling salad ever since.Although I love…
  • Vino 101: A reconsideration of Deutschland wine

    Mike Healan
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Several weeks ago, when Germany won the World Cup, the New York Times ran a story proclaiming the victory a symbol of "not just the country's dominance of Europe, but its global prominence." The Times suggested that Germany's win "will usher in an era of further prosperity for Europe's economic powerhouse." It may have been a bit of a stretch to predict a surge in a nation's global economic strength based on a soccer game. After all, the two prior Cup winners were Spain and Italy, and last I checked things are not going so well for those two countries. But there is no question that Germany…
  • Under the Husk: Discovering the mysterious ground cherry

    Christina Vanoverbeke
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I had to laugh knowingly last weekend at the Kingfield Farmers Market as I stood behind a woman in the Gardens of Eagan booth. In front of her was a bowl spilling over with these little papery beige spheres and a sign inviting shoppers to try one.“Ground cherries?” she said, ducking away from them like they might possibly explode. “What are they? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before. Are they cherries? No stems…Hmm. How do they grow? What do they taste like?”A market pro, the gentleman working was not fazed by this barrage of questions. He deftly explained that, related to…
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Historias que só existem quando lembradas (Found Memories)

    Cooking Up A Story
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • An Urban Homestead Tour with Justin Tiret

    Cooking Up A Story
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
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  • Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn—Ocean Acidification

    Cooking Up A Story
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • How to Make Honey-Sweetened Apricot Lavender Butter

    Cooking Up A Story
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • The Mouse Who Came to Dinner a Little Less Hungry

    Cooking Up A Story
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
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    Natural Health Ezine

  • Making Natural Perfumes at Home

    Sharon
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    This article, Making Natural Perfumes at Home, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Centuries ago all perfumes were made from natural elements such as plants; however today most commercial perfumes are made from synthetic ingredients. Since I began working with essential oils in aromatherapy I have found that I have become more and more allergic to synthetic perfumes and fragrances, perhaps my body’s way of rejecting anything that isn’t natural based! Making your own natural perfumes at home is relatively easy and there are a couple of ways to do it. Perfumes in…
  • Benefits of Stinging Nettles—For Food and Medicine

    Carol
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    This article, Benefits of Stinging Nettles—For Food and Medicine, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Taking an inventory of herbs in my cupboard recently, I realized how much we use stinging nettles. In fact, I have several ½ gallon jars full of the stuff pushed to the way back. But 1 quart jar stays in my tea cupboard because my husband drinks a cup of nettles infusion every morning. If you’ve ever brushed up against the stuff growing in the wild, you probably cannot imagine ingesting it. However, stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) is quite healthy, and to some, delicious.
  • The health benefits of pomegranate juice

    Bob
    23 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This article, The health benefits of pomegranate juice, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. The Amazing and Wide-Ranging Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Known about and widely valued for literally thousands of years, the health benefits of pomegranate juice are still being discussed, tested and enjoyed to this very day. In fact, the popularity of the pomegranate and its juice indicate that the health benefits of Pomegranate Juice may be even more popular today than ever before. Native to and cultivated originally in the Middle East and Asia, the pomegranate and its…
  • How To Tenderize Beef With Baking Soda

    Bob
    21 May 2014 | 8:04 am
    This article, How To Tenderize Beef With Baking Soda, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Have you ever noticed that when you eat at a Chinese restaurant, the meat is always so soft and tender? It seems like your knife just slides through it without any effort at all. A lot of Chinese recipes recommend tenderizing beef and other meat with Baking Soda. Salt can help tenderize meat, and since baking soda is made mostly from sodium, it makes sense that it can be used as a meat tenderizer. If you’ve got a particularly tough cut of meat or beef, and you’re looking to make…
  • What Does the USDA Organic Symbol Mean?

    Bob
    19 May 2014 | 9:13 pm
    This article, What Does the USDA Organic Symbol Mean?, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. Seeing the USDA organic symbol on food products shows that the food is certified to be at least ninety five percent organically grown. Businesses that claim to produce organic foods must pass strict certification inspections in order to be approved by the USDA. The USDA symbol will also be stamped upon seed packets, foods in restaurants and business’s or farmers crops that claim to grow their food in an organic manner. Because the requirements are fairly strict on food providers that…
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    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Seek Out Organic Food, Other Fascinating Data

    Max Goldberg
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Having been entrenched in the industry for several years now, I am quite aware of how popular organic food is in this country. Yet, the results of a new poll recently released by Gallup even surprised me. With organic comprising 4% of all U.S. food sales – nearly $35 billion – I was shocked to learn that 45% of Americans are seeking out organic food. But this isn’t just people of real means. 42% of Americans with a household income of under $30,000 are also seeking out organic food. The data from Gallup is absolutely fascinating and it was broken down by: ORGANIC FOOD…
  • Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries to Bully Us Into Thinking GMOs are Safe to Eat, My Response

    Max Goldberg
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    I have been contacted by numerous people over the past week about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rant on genetically-modified food, asking me what I thought of it. Because this famed scientist raises his voice and appears completely annoyed by the question – most likely because he is asked it all of the time – don’t be fooled or intimidated into thinking that GMOs are safe to eat. They’re not. What Neil deGrasse Tyson says is that is that the food we eat does not have the same genetic structure that it did 10,000 years ago. True. He also says that it has been modified to…
  • Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Best Trolley Ever, Bigger Juice, Talking Shop with Oprah

    Max Goldberg
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, store events, and happenings at the company. A MARKET ON WHEELS When Co-CEO Walter Robb first envisioned how Whole Foods Market could play an active role in improving fresh food access to underserved populations in this country, my guess is that trolleys were not on his mind. But thanks to an incredibly enterprising woman in Portland, Oregon named Amelia Pape, the company may have found its most important and unexpected vehicle (no pun intended) to…
  • TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama, USDA to Stop Undermining Organics

    Max Goldberg
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Despite the fact that organic is more popular than ever and companies such as Walmart and Target are significantly boosting their offerings, one would think that support for organic in Washington, D.C. would be growing as well. Sadly, that is not the case. Not only is support for organic not growing, the Obama administration and his USDA are doing everything they can to weaken organic standards and dismantle the authority of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an independent, 15-member advisory board which helps to oversee the industry and make important recommendations. THE SUNSET…
  • The Organic Food and Pressed Juice Scene in Nantucket

    Max Goldberg
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Recently, I spent time in Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and was thrilled to have access to plenty of great organic food and juice. Below is a recap of Nantucket’s offerings for organic restaurants, pressed organic juice, organic farms, and organic markets. THE GREEN As the only organic restaurant on Nantucket, I had lunch at The Green quite a bit. They sell great burritos, bowls, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items. My go-to meal was the vegetarian burrito in a bowl (below). It was outstanding – great taste, very filling, and extremely fresh. While…
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    Fruitfully Living

  • Introducing The “Need Prayer?” Shirt

    Luisa Rodriguez
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    If you follow my blog on a regular basis, then you know prayer is a big part of my life.  It used to not always be that way but thankfully, through the encouragement of friends and family, I now make it part of every morning. I have seen its power, I have seen lives changed, […]
  • The Rainbow God

    Luisa Rodriguez
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Most of us know the story of Noah. We therefore know that the rainbow is the symbol of God’s promise that he would never again destroy the earth with water. However, did you know that there is a deeper Biblical significance to the rainbow? I did not know that either until I saw a very good video seminar by Truth […]
  • Learning to Enjoy the Ride

    Luisa Rodriguez
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Well, it has been a few weeks since we returned from our vacation in Arizona. I am back on the East Coast and trying to get back into a routine. I cannot believe those three weeks went by so fast. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with family. His grandma, the main reason we […]
  • The Coolest Detour Ever!

    Luisa Rodriguez
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you had not guessed it already by my Facebook posts, the final destination of our current family vacation was Tucson, Arizona. And if you read my previous blog, you know that we embarked on this journey to fulfill a promise my husband made to someone he loves very much, his grandma. However, we arrived […]
  • Keeping a Promise

    Luisa Rodriguez
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:09 pm
    A few months back, my husband made a promise to a loved one that he would visit her during the summer. We are on a tight budget, so our options were limited on how to get there. We took a risk and decided not to buy airline tickets early on because we were hoping to […]
 
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    ORGANIC STORE INDIA

  • Destination to Buy Khadi Products Online Affordably | myGREENkart.com

    myGreen Kart
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    Do you want to have the solution for your damage hair? If you are looking for the best brand which can solve problems with your hair, then try “khadi“. This is the most trustworthy brand to give your hair extra shine and growth. If you are thinking about the cost, then you don’t have to worry about that because you have mygreenkart which is famous for affordable online organic products. We are famous for affordable online organic products. Now, we are offering the opportunity to buy khadi products online at low market price to keep your appearance attractive. We have herbal hair…
  • Get The Extra Shine with Natural Hair Colors

    myGreen Kart
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Natural Hair Colors It is important for you to ensure that you try to get the best hair colour that is made from natural ingredients This would help you to get the maximum benefit for your hair that would make you get the best result for your hair. If you are able to get the ultimate one for you then it would bring a big smile to your face. Therefore you need to ensure that right steps are taken to make sure that make some good research without any problem. Unless you try to make the best research online, it would not be possible to find the right one for you. So, it is your choice which is…
  • Make Your Best Choice To Get The Perfect Organic Store

    myGreen Kart
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
    You need to ensure that good steps are taken by you to get hold of the ultimate and the best organic store where you can buy different products and that too at the best price. It is important to put your best foot forward to ensure that right efforts are made to look at the quality of the products that would help you to get then maximum advantage out of it. With different natural products, you would be able to get the ultimate benefits to your body. If you are not able to get the right organic store, then it would not be possible at all to get the perfect product for you. So, good and…
  • Remain Natural with the ultimate Henna Khadi for you

    myGreen Kart
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    In order to keep good health without any problem, it is very important to get rid of chemical products. But now a days it is found that you get products ranging from foods to beauty products containing harmful chemicals. So it is time that you try to switch to natural and organic products. This would help you a lot to get the maximum benefits without any problem related to your health and well being. But when it comes to searching for the best source for the ultimate online organic products, it might make you get worried. Well, for this you have to get hold of the perfect choice that would…
  • Enjoy Organic Life with Khadi Beauty Products

    myGreen Kart
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
      If you are really concerned with your beauty then good efforts have to be made to get hold of the perfect Khadi beauty products that would prove to be the perfect one for you. If important steps are made in order to research then you can find it online without any sort of problem at all. With different products from Khadi like herbal tulsi hair oil, lavnder essential oil, rose and honey body wash, lemon grass hair conditioner…etc, you can try to get the ultimate organic products helping you to get the perfect advantage without having to get worried at all.  It would also be possible…
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