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  • Longer term rewards for natural cosmetic entry into China

    Organic and Wellness News
    Melanie
    24 May 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Many Western brands of natural and organic cosmetics have withdrawn from the Chinese market from 2013, with Weleda, Lavera, Pangea Organic, Logona and Juice Beauty some of the brands that removed their products in protest against animal-testing ...
  • 11 Healthiest Cooking Oils

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    Megan Stoll
    5 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Olive oil isn't your only option. From coconut to sesame, learn how to take advantage of the flavor, nutrition, and cooking profiles of the many healthy oils available at your natural foods store. Confused by all the processing methods and terms? Here's your cheat sheet: Expeller-pressed: Oil is mechanically extracted by squeezing nuts, seeds, fruits, legumes, or grains under very high pressure, without using solvents.Cold-pressed: Oil is expeller-pressed, but friction is reduced so the temperature is kept below 120 degrees during processing.Refined: Tiny particles may remain in extracted…
  • Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

    Organic News -- ScienceDaily
    27 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Scientists investigated four orchard floor management systems in an organic apple orchard and evaluated weed management, soil nutrient content, soil physical conditions, apple yield, quality, and storability for each. A sandwich system used during the whole year eliminated vegetative cover competition, increased soil respiration, improved leaf and fruit calcium content, and resulted in moderate leaf and fruit nitrogen content and tree growth reduction, while producing good-quality apples with high storability, they report.
  • Are Probiotics Right for You?

    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog
    Brandon May
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maybe you’ve heard how probiotics can help your digestion, perhaps you’ve even tried them. But do you know exactly what they are, and just how they work? Don’t worry, because you’re not alone. There’s a lot of confusion about probiotics, and I want to try to clear that up as best as I can. Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics are really just live bacteria that are constantly replenishing and growing inside of your intestines. Don’t freak out. A large number of these bacterial critters is actually a good thing, as they have been shown to be beneficial for healthy digestion, nutrient…
  • Weekend reading

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    rhonda jean
    28 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    It's planting and gardening time for many of us. I hope all the gardeners who are planting now have a great season. It's always an exciting time choosing what to grow and experimenting with various seeds.  Good luck and happy gardening! Thanks for your visits and comments this week. They keep me going, even when I don't think I have the time to blog.  Enjoy your weekend. I'll see you
 
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  • 11 Healthiest Cooking Oils

    Megan Stoll
    5 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Olive oil isn't your only option. From coconut to sesame, learn how to take advantage of the flavor, nutrition, and cooking profiles of the many healthy oils available at your natural foods store. Confused by all the processing methods and terms? Here's your cheat sheet: Expeller-pressed: Oil is mechanically extracted by squeezing nuts, seeds, fruits, legumes, or grains under very high pressure, without using solvents.Cold-pressed: Oil is expeller-pressed, but friction is reduced so the temperature is kept below 120 degrees during processing.Refined: Tiny particles may remain in extracted…
  • Cooking With Vegetables From Root to Stem

    Megan Stoll
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Ever hear about something that is a new trend and all the rage and think, “I’ve always done that?” One of the food trends for this year is for chefs to put the focus on vegetables. Similar to the whole “nose-to-tail” practice used in cooking meat, there is now a “root-to-stem” practice where no part of a vegetable or fruit goes to waste. Well, it may be a new trend in the culinary world but I’ve been cooking that way for years. Other people may lop off the tops of carrots, beets and radishes, throw away the fronds from a bulb of fennel, and discard the stalks from a head of…
  • Simple, All-Natural Homemade Toothpaste

    Megan Stoll
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    We all know about eating healthy and as organically as we can, but now I am concerned about a new issue. It seems some studies claim fluoride, when taken daily, can be toxic. Since most of us receive fluoride unwillingly and unknowingly in our water supply, having it in our toothpastes can lead to overexposure. It is not a nutrient, therefore our bodies do not require it.  Dr. Joseph Mercola has found that too much fluoride affects children's IQ, causes thyroid issues, and can even cause cancer. Most of Europe -- 97% -- has banned it from their water supply, and the claims that it fights…
  • What to Do When Organic Isn't an Option

    Megan Stoll
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Whether you're stuck in a food desert or have a tight food budget, you don't need to be exposed to dangerous pesticides. Despite the fact that organic food is your healthiest option, buying it isn't always feasible. A recent study conducted by the Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center found that, overall, organic foods cost 47 percent more. And if cost isn't a limiting factor, not everyone has equal access to fresh produce (let alone organic produce), such as those living in food deserts.Organic trumps all, since it's better for you and the environment, but the Consumer…
  • Why You Should Never Eat Nonorganic Green Beans

    Megan Stoll
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    For real. You definitely don't want these on your plate, Consumer Reports finds out. Sometimes organic just isn't available. So is it safe to go the nonorganic route if there's no other feasible option? While organic is always best if you're trying to protect your family from chemicals linked to breast cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ADHD, thyroid problems, and other ills, Consumer Reports recently released a super-handy report that helps you figure out which veggies are riskier choices than others whenever you're in a position where organic isn't an option.For instance, researchers found…
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    Organic News -- ScienceDaily

  • Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

    27 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Scientists investigated four orchard floor management systems in an organic apple orchard and evaluated weed management, soil nutrient content, soil physical conditions, apple yield, quality, and storability for each. A sandwich system used during the whole year eliminated vegetative cover competition, increased soil respiration, improved leaf and fruit calcium content, and resulted in moderate leaf and fruit nitrogen content and tree growth reduction, while producing good-quality apples with high storability, they report.
  • Biochar from manure waste enhances soils

    6 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    Researchers have obtained biochar using manure waste, a new material that can improve soil properties and increase crop yields. The results suggest an optimal solution to manage the manure from chicken and cattle. Biochar, a material obtained after thermal treatment of this waste through pyrolysis, is an organic fertilizer that applied in soils and not only has positive effects on crop yields, but also represents a significant reduction of CO2 emissions compared to the direct application of manure waste on soils.
  • Select groundcover management systems found viable for organically managed apple orchard

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    A long-term study evaluated four groundcover management systems in combination with composted poultry litter, commercial organic fertilizer, or a nonfertilized control to determine ability to alter near-surface soil quality in a new organically managed apple orchard in the Ozark Highlands of northwest Arkansas. Results showed the GMS and nutrient source combinations were viable management options for apple producers in the region while satisfying USDA-National Organic Program requirements to improve soil quality with crop production.
  • Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide limits soil storage

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Soil carbon may not be as stable as previously thought, scientists report, adding that soil microbes exert more direct control on carbon buildup than global climate models represent. This study, researchers say, provides insight into the mechanisms determining long-term soil carbon storage, knowledge that can be used to improve climate model representations of the global carbon cycle.
  • Study puts a price on the help nature provides to agriculture

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Assigning a dollar value to the benefits nature provides agriculture improves the bottom line for farmers while protecting the environment, a team of international scientists has shown. The study confirms that organic farming systems do a better job of capitalizing on nature's services.
 
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    Dr. Group's Healthy Living blog

  • Are Probiotics Right for You?

    Brandon May
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maybe you’ve heard how probiotics can help your digestion, perhaps you’ve even tried them. But do you know exactly what they are, and just how they work? Don’t worry, because you’re not alone. There’s a lot of confusion about probiotics, and I want to try to clear that up as best as I can. Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics are really just live bacteria that are constantly replenishing and growing inside of your intestines. Don’t freak out. A large number of these bacterial critters is actually a good thing, as they have been shown to be beneficial for healthy digestion, nutrient…
  • Health Concerns of Refined Sugar

    Brandon May
    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Sugar consumption has steadily risen in recent years. The USDA has found that the average American consumes around 150 pounds of sugar per year. [1] Carbonated sodas are a major source of refined sugars in the American diet. Energy drinks are close behind, and even commercial fruit juices are working against us. Some of these fruit drinks are more additives and sugars (as much as 90%+) than actual fruit and stripped of fiber. Keeping the sugar and throwing away all the good stuff doesn’t make for nutritious juice. Refined sugar is a problem yet sugar-laden beverages are purchased without…
  • The Benefits of Organic Shampoo

    Brandon May
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Shampoo seems like a harmless enough item. But in reality, many shampoos contain chemicals that your body absorbs. Chemicals, like parabens and sulfates, interfere with the endocrine system and can up your chances for serious diseases. [1] With this reality staring us right in the face, it only makes sense that we seek out healthier, all-natural options. Shampoo Ingredients to Avoid When shopping for shampoo and conditioners, read the labels before purchasing. Here are a few of the specific ingredients you need to look out for: Sodium Lauryl Sulfates — Known to cause cataracts in adults…
  • Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Deodorant

    Brandon May
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    There come times in our lives when we need added protection against body odor. Whether we’re at the gym or in an important meeting, it’s very likely that, without some type of deodorant, we’ll sweat and let out a little odor. Not a pleasant topic, but it can’t be ignored. Choosing the right deodorant is just as important as wearing it regularly, not just because you need to find one that will provide lasting protection, but because you also require one that will protect your health. Difference Between Antiperspirant and Deodorant While most people use the terms antiperspirant and…
  • Check Out Dr. Group on Hulu!

    Brandon May
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    In Secrets to Health, hosted by Dr. Group and Mike Adams of Natural News, we were exposed to a number of shocking truths routinely hidden by the food industry. Produced by GaiamTV, Secrets to Health was a popular online show devoted to dispelling nutritional myths and bringing illogical food practices to light. Whether it was discussing the facts and effects of GMOs, or how much sugar it takes to contribute to obesity and diabetes, Dr. Group and Mike Adams provided the proof in detail of our modern food processes. Global Healing Center is proud to announce that you can watch the archived…
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  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    28 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    It's planting and gardening time for many of us. I hope all the gardeners who are planting now have a great season. It's always an exciting time choosing what to grow and experimenting with various seeds.  Good luck and happy gardening! Thanks for your visits and comments this week. They keep me going, even when I don't think I have the time to blog.  Enjoy your weekend. I'll see you
  • Whole orange muffins

    rhonda jean
    26 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    A good muffin recipe is as indispensable as a good scone recipe. It's something you'll use again and again, everyone loves it and it's quick and easy to make.  It's orange season here and I've got a lot of sweet organic oranges that are crying out to be used in some way other than being eaten fresh. So I made up a version of the whole orange cake recipe and made some whole orange muffins.
  • The powerful possibilities of a simple life

    rhonda jean
    24 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    I look out the window and see Hanno digging in the front garden. He'll be tidying something up, or digging out roots or thinking about improvements that can be made. Inside, I'm looking out the window from my desk while I write, our lunch is bubbling away slowly in the oven, there are a few chores I'll do later in the day and all through the day we'll work together, satisfied to be here and
  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    21 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    It's been a busy week again with more work than I thought I would have. The weather is a little warmer but there's no humidity so I don't mind at all.  I haven't blogged as much as I wanted to but there are few comments so I wonder who is reading. To all those who did comment, thank you, I appreciate you taking the time. I hope everyone has time to relax and enjoy life over the weekend.
  • Simple meals from the stockpile

    rhonda jean
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    I spent the past few days travelling and working. We had a short trip to visit family on the weekend and now I'm back at the desk, writing. Meals have been very simple: pumpkin soup for two days and salmon fish cakes late last week. It's a good stand by pantry meal so I thought you'd like the recipe. I generally make it a different way almost every time I make it, using whatever I have in the
 
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    Eden Foods - Newest Recipes

  • Vegetables with Ponzu Sauce

    27 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Place water in a medium saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Separately blanched each vegetable for 2 to 3 minutes until tender but still brightly colored. Remove and rinse each one as soon as it is done to set the color. Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Place the ponzu sauce in small dipping bowls and place an equal portion of green onions in each bowl. Each person selects the vegetables they prefer and dips them into the ponzu sauce before eating.
  • Buckwheat Vegetable Salad

    27 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Place buckwheat in the boiling water, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, place in a mixing bowl, and fluff with a fork to cool. While the buckwheat is cooling, heat the oil in a medium skillet and saute the garlic and mushrooms for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onions, shoyu, and green onions and saute another 5 minutes, stirring periodically. When done place in the mixing bowl with the buckwheat. When the buckwheat is cool, add the blanched vegetables, cranberries and pistachios. Sprinkle with sea salt and lemon juice. Toss to mix. Serve room…
  • Cold Soba Noodles (Zaru Soba)

    8 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Cook the soba per package directions. Pour into a colander and rinse under cold water. While the soba is cooking prepare the dipping sauce.. Place the water, kombu, bonito flakes, mirin and shoyu in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer to remove kombu and bonito flakes. Set the liquid aside to cool. Discard the kombu and bonito or use again to make soup stock or dashi broth. When the dipping sauce is cool, place an equal portion of soba on individual small plates or traditional Japanese bamboo-lined plates.
  • Hot Muesli Porridge

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Place the muesli and water in a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 7 to 10 minutes until creamy. Remove, place in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh fruit before serving.
  • Cinnamon Muesli Cereal - Apple Juice

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Place the muesli and apple juice in a container, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight Remove, place in a cereal bowl, garnish with berries and serve. Enjoy. No cooking needed.
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    Organic Chemistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • Physicists precisely measure interaction between atoms and carbon surfaces

    28 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Physicists have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters -- key information for improving those technologies.
  • Spinning a new version of spider silk

    28 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have now succeeded in producing samples of this exceptionally strong and resilient material in the laboratory. The new development could lead to a variety of biomedical materials -- from sutures to scaffolding for organ replacements -- made from synthesized silk with properties specifically tuned for their intended uses.
  • Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

    27 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Chemists have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage.
  • DNA: Expanding code of life with new 'letters'

    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of scientists are reporting for the first time that two new nucleotides can do the same thing -- raising the possibility that entirely new proteins could be created for medical uses.
  • Who needs water to assemble DNA? Non-aqueous solvent supports DNA nanotechnology

    26 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Researchers have now shown that they can assemble DNA nanostructures in a solvent containing no water. They also discovered that adding a small amount of water to their solvent increases the assembly rate and provides a new means for controlling the process. The solvent may also facilitate the production of more complex structures by reducing the problem of DNA becoming trapped in unintended structures.
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  • Best Berry Picking Farms & Festivals

    foodietots
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, and the foodie tots tend to eat through our weekly market haul of berries well before I get a chance to cook with them. So a trip to the pick-your-own farm is essential for stocking up! Here are a few favorite places to get out and pick your own berries in Northern Virginia: Great Country Farms: Bluemont, Va. (note: GCF charges admission, but is basically a farm adventure land for the kids. Check the website to see about special events.) Hollin Farms: Delaplane, Va. Wegmeyer Farms: Hamilton, Va. (see…
  • 5 Local Taco Joints for Cinco de Mayo

    foodietots
    5 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    As one-time Californians, the husband and I take our taco eating very seriously. Fortunately, we’ve staked out a number of acceptable local places over the years, and they’ve become favorites of the foodie tots as well. It’s hard to go wrong at any restaurant that provides free chips and salsa to satiate the can’t-possibly-wait-another-second-before-eating needs of toddlers and kids and tasty margaritas for mom and dad, but these in particular are our family favorites. A photo posted by Colleen Levine (@foodietots) on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT Los Tios, Del Ray:…
  • Asparagus and Egg Pizzas

    foodietots
    1 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    An updated take on pizza for spring … fresh from the farmers market! My kids, no surprise to anyone who knows my husband and I, are true night owls. The boy has suddenly become a voracious reader, thanks in great part to the Spirit Animal series he devoured over the past couple months. We’d just concluded our year in Hogwarts, reading the Harry Potter series aloud each night, and this was the first series he really got into reading on his own. Now, we have to pry the books out of his hand at least twice each night to get him to turn off the light and go to sleep. The upside of their…
  • Pretty in Pink Picnic with Spring Radishes

    foodietots
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Happy Spring! We were in Florida over spring break and I was afraid we’d missed the annual DC cherry blossoms blooming — but it turns out they were much later than usual, so we still had a chance to pack a tea party picnic and enjoy eating under the beautiful blossoms. In years past we’ve been able to sneak down on a school day before the crowds of tourists invade, but no such luck this year. The foodie tot was eager to take her new bike for a spin, so we parked on the Potomac side of the Tidal Basin where the path was a little less crowded and biked down towards the…
  • Spring Pea and Chevre Souffle {#SundaySupper}

    foodietots
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Anyone else wake up to snow on the first day of spring? Thankfully not enough for another snow day, but still. March is always full of crazy weather here in the mid-Atlantic; it was 70 degrees on Monday, before the snow! But as the weather eventually warms up, new fresh produce will soon be appearing at the farmers market. Peas may not be ready quite yet — we just planted them in the preschool garden this past week — but chickens are laying eggs! And it’s kidding season, which means fresh goat cheese (chèvre) from local farms, too. My dish for this week’s Sunday…
 
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    Simple, Good and Tasty

  • Foraging for Dinner: Ramp and asparagus risotto

    Jamie Carlson
    22 May 2015 | 6:57 pm
    I have never really considered myself an expert at anything, but if I were an expert at something, I would have to say it is foraging and using ramps. Ramps are the wild version of onions that grow in shady and sandy forest areas, often near rivers and streams, which is why I usually come across them while I am trout fishing. Years ago, I would go out looking for ramps and not find a single one. I must have spent an entire season looking for ramps and didn't find any. Now it seems like they are all I see. If there are ramps around, I can find them.  Of all the spring foragables that people…
  • Kitchen DIY: Homemade tortillas

    Diane Fluin
    10 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    The more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I learn how easy it can be to make stuff from scratch that I never thought about making before. Homemade tortillas are a perfect example. I’ve always bought them from the store and haven’t really given them any more thought than that.However, I recently made a pulled pork recipe from a new cookbook, and while it didn’t call for tortillas, I thought that not only would they be a great excuse to try making them from scratch, but also that they’d be a great addition to the recipe. And they were! These are ridiculously easy to make, with…
  • Welcome, Spring: Lemony artichoke chicken salad with carrots

    Laurie Jesch-Kulseth
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    As usual around this time of year, I find myself in a bit of a food rut. It feels like we should be eating local fresh asparagus and ripe sweet strawberries, but our finicky Minnesota climate just can’t decide if it wants to launch into full-on spring or not. So, I wait patiently for these beautiful gems to show up at the farmers market, because nothing comes close to tasting as good. In the meantime, lighter fare is slowly creeping into my subconscious, and I find myself using my Dutch oven less and less.Back in my college days (many years ago), I worked as a caterer. I really enjoyed…
  • Earth Day Every Day: Thoughts on seeds and farming

    Linda Halley
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Just in time for Earth Day, farmers have spring fever! All the good things about being a farmer are happening right now: planting, growing, the smell of soil, birdsongs, longer days, and muscles flexing after winter rest. The maddening, exhausting and difficult things about farming are dim memories from past years and small clouds on this season’s distant horizon. So, while we enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse and plow through routine tasks like potting-on and thinning, our minds have plenty of time to ponder. Good time to speculate on the future of our niche in food production.Farming,…
  • Vino 101: Wine frauds and scandals, part deux

    Mike Healan
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    In the last Vino 101 post we looked at adulteration, a crude type of wine fraud that is relatively easy to catch. But there is a more subtle and complex kind of fraud, in which the integrity of a prestigious wine is compromised. If you’ve been to Canal Street in New York, or Tijuana, or pretty much anywhere in China, you’ve seen cheaply made fakes of big-name brands like Fendi and Gucci. Famous wine names like Burgundy and Champagne are essentially brands too — names that, over time, have developed an identifiable style and a reputation for high quality that commands a premium price…
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • A Lavender Farm In Bloom & More- Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this bi-weekly newsletter, a visit to a lavender farm in full bloom, making small batch strawberry jam, strawberry picking, social media and more. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • A Pothole Artist Who Makes Flowers and Ice Cream Cones

    Curation
    26 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story It's hard to say which of the two is more unusual. An artist that's creating art in the potholes that line Chicago's city streets or the local newscast that's devoted almost 4-1/2 minutes to the subject. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Fresh Copper River Salmon- Buy Direct

    Fred Gerendasy
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Bill Webber, a Cordova, Alaska commercial fisherman has launched a new site allowing customers to buy fresh locally harvested fish directly from him. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • A Lavender Farm in Full Bloom

    Cooking Up a Story
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story The Woodland Lavender Farm in Yamhill, Oregon contains an acre of lavender, grown for their oils and flower display. It's an amazing sight to see them in full bloom. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Katrina Blair Interview, Honeybees & More Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    16 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this bi-weekly newsletter, an interview with Katrina Blair, a story about honeybees, what you may have missed on social media posts and our blog. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
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  • You’re Living With Your Best Teacher: Parenting with Presence

    Robin
    14 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye There’s a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh about washing dishes that’s a bit long to quote here. Basically, he says that if you’re thinking about your tea while you’re washing dishes, we’re missing out on the miracle and the meditative act of dishwashing. We’re living in the…
  • Recycling Beauty Products in the Bathroom (Amazon Gift Card Giveaway)

    Robin
    1 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Do you have a recycling bin in your bathroom? Only 10% of Americans do, compared to a surprisingly respectable 45% who have one in their kitchen (honestly, I never would have guessed that high a number). Out of sight, out of mind: unsurprisingly, people are less likely to recycle bathroom items than they are kitchen items. According to new research commissioned by the Ad Council, 47% of those surveyed said they don’t think about recycling materials in the bathroom, and 52 percent admitted that they have a lack of knowledge around which items can be recycled. So we’ve come a long…
  • How Eco-Friendly is Your State? Here’s How They Rank

    Robin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Source: WalletHub   The Chinese expression for “crisis” consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for “danger,” the second the symbol for “opportunity.” –Al Gore Ugh. I grew up in Delaware and now live just over the state line in Pennsylvania, and I’m a little surprised and disappointed with both right now. According to this comparison from WalletHub, Delaware comes in 41st for water quality and dead last for % of energy consumption from renewable resources. Delaware also limps in at 46th for number of green (LEED) buildings per capita.
 
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    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • Top 5 Foods for Beauty — with TV Host and NYT Best Selling Author Sophie Uliano

    Max Goldberg
    28 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Sophie Uliano, green beauty expert, NYT best selling author, and TV host, was in New York City recently and we shot what turned out to be one of my favorite interviews yet. As you can tell from the video above, not only is Sophie Uliano an incredibly engaging individual, but she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to holistic health, nutrition, wellness, and beauty. In her brand new book, Gorgeous for Good, Sophie shares all of this information in a very practical and approachable format. What I particularly love about this book is that it incorporates the different components of beauty…
  • A LOT of Confusion About the New Non-GMO Seal, Serious Problems Loom

    Max Goldberg
    21 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    There has been an incredible amount of misinformation about the new Non-GMO seal that was recently announced. After having had multiple conversations with the USDA, I shot a video yesterday that clears up the confusion about this new Non-GMO seal and I discuss two very serious potential problems that loom ahead, as a result of the introduction of this seal. At the end of the day, it is critically important to remember that (1) organic is always a superior option to non-gmo and (2) non-gmo is never a substitute for organic. If you’d like a full explanation on the difference between…
  • Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why an Organic Mattress is So Important for Your Health

    Max Goldberg
    15 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    On the third Friday of every month, I have a column called Eco-Friendly Fridays. I started this column because I run across so many amazing organic, non-food items that I believe people ought to know about. — When a person talks about living an organic lifestyle, the immediate things that come to mind are food, body care products, and home cleaning products. Yet, the mattresses that we spend 1/3rd of our life on do not get nearly enough attention as they should. So, I paid a visit to my friend Amy Chender, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Social Responsibility at ABC Home in…
  • 3 Reasons why Organic Consumers Should Be Thrilled about Whole Foods’ BIG Announcement

    Max Goldberg
    12 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    In case you hadn’t heard the big news, Whole Foods Market announced last week that it would open up a separate, lower-priced grocery chain. In a press release, Co-CEO Walter Robb said that ““we are excited to announce the launch of a new, uniquely-branded store concept unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace. Offering our industry leading standards at value prices, this new format will feature a modern, streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection. It will deliver a convenient, transparent, and values-oriented experience geared toward…
  • Chipotle Video #2 – What Organic Consumers Must Do Now

    Max Goldberg
    10 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The other day I posted a video about how Chipotle claims to be 100% GMO-free, yet it continues to use meat and dairy products from animals that are fed GMOs. I remain uttlerly convinced that is incredibly misleading, and I have not changed my stance about this one iota. As I explained in the other post, the type of feed that the animals are eating is of tremendous importance and MUST be considered when making the non-GMO claim for animal products. Yet, Chipotle refuses to do this because it would complicate its marketing message of being 100% non-GMO. While I find…
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  • Amazing Reasons Why I Love Organic Hair Products

    myGREENkart.com
    28 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    Photo credit: superfoodblog.co.uk Are you in search of the best brand or hands in hair care or management? Then I would suggest that you give a trial to Organic hair products. Organics Hair Products are the best products you can ever imagine to invest your cold hard cash on. I am not telling out of the love I have for all Organics Products though, but because I have invested a huge chunk of my time and time and money trying to find out which product brand to finally rely and rest upon. I have tried a couple of brands and labels all to no avail, not that these hair care brands aren’t good…
  • “Organic Shampoo” why is it preferable?

    myGREENkart.com
    20 May 2015 | 12:19 am
    Photo credit: makeup.me.uk Organic Shampoo Have you ever wondered what an organic shampoo is, or perhaps its key and major constituents? An organic shampoo is not an ordinary shampoo just like every other type of shampoo you see out there. And on the same occasion, it is not really a special product but rather a unique product of itself. Organic shampoos are often made from pure and Natural element and resources. But not all, it all Depends on certain factors like the brand, the purpose and the producer. Some of these organic shampoos are made from pure medicinal herbaceous plants and flora,…
  • Best Organic Henna for Gray Hair from India

    myGREENkart.com
    18 May 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Photo credit: hennablogspot.com Grey hair is often regarded and seen as a sign of old age for most people, but however 20% of all the grey adventure were researched no to be caused by old age but rather as a result of lack of some basic and necessary nutrients and Vitamins. This is normally referred to as Premature Hair Discoloration or wear-away and it’s a medical problem or challenge. Vitamins B-12 Is known as the chief cause of most premature grey while another notable cause is when someone is having a minor problem with his/her Pituitary or Thyroid gland. How the Henna Works Organic…
  • Are Osram lighting and Fixtures the Best Product to Buy?

    myGREENkart.com
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo credit: voltimum.ie Osram Lighting is indeed amongst the Top 10 best quality brands in the world, when you talk about quality and strength of a brand. Osram products are habitually used in so many offices and hotels all over the world with its massive and largest market in India and United States of America. The Osram Lighting Company focuses on developing a very effective, efficient, energy saving, best conservation and very affordable lighting experience for your best satisfaction. Are you in need of an Office Lighting, or Household Lighting? We at Osram have the best of the products…
  • 10 Best Natural Hair Care Products Online

    myGREENkart.com
    13 May 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Photo credit: hdw.datawallpaper.com Natural Hair Care Products Have you ever tried to purchase any natural genuine hair care product online and perhaps got an item you aren’t satisfied with? I have taken time out to read and peruse through several customer reviews online and has in conclusion decided to raise this topic. This I believe will ease some of us the stress of expending some significant sum of money on products which will not yield a better backend result. There are diverse hair care products out there which in normal circumstances will yield greater benefits and satisfaction to…
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  • My Favorites in May. First Wrinkles.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    I thought I should do a post like this, since I’m trying new stuff every month anyway. This was a delivery from IHerb and I’ll post the links to all of these products. Last winter was very tough on me. Montreal’s low temperatures, lots of snow and freezing wind exhausted and damaged my skin a lot. Winter had just finished about a month ago only and I’m making some attempts to recover my skin. I tried to apply my usual Almond Oil, but it just doesn’t work anymore like it used to. The small wrinkles under my eyes had became permanent and more pronounced this time.
  • My Elf Cosmetics Collection. Personal Review.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    16 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This time I would like to share with you my experience with makeup products from Elf Cosmetics. This brand offers a wide range of products of a pretty good quality for the lowest prices on the market. It is hard to bit that. A mascara or a foundation can be purchased at around 6$. Eye pencils, shadows and other things are even cheaper. The name of the brand is defined as Eyes Lips Face and is a cruelty-free brand that is very much loved in the vegetarian/vegan community. Before this moment, I didn’t realize I had an entire “collection” already. It turns out I bought several…
  • My facial Skincare Routine.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I know it is very hard to recommend some products you like to use to other people, even though you think they might be the best you’ve tried. We are all so different and our skin and bodies react in a totally different, unpredicted way. It is like Jenna Marbles was saying in one of her videos recently that she wanted to have curly hair when she was little. So she asked her classmate, who had curly hair, what shampoo she was using. And as a kid, Jenna was totally sure she would get the same hair. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and us, women, we get influenced very easily…
  • Monthly Vegetarian Calculator

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I have been a vegetarian for 5 years and vegan for soon to be one year. I can say that this has probably been one of the most important decisions in my life. I am proud of it and I have no regrets so far. Changing my diet habits hasn’t affected my health in a negative way, it has only brought improvements to the way I feel, to what I eat and to my lifestyle in general. For someone who is just thinking about going vegetarian, ethical arguments may not be enough, because there are still thousands of animals massacred on a daily basis anyway. But long term changes require a change of…
  • Have a hot vacation and protect your skin!

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    I recently went on a vacation to Cuba and this post will be on the products I used to protect my skin from the sun damage. We all know how bad the sun is for your skin. Besides premature exhaustion, it can also lead too skin cancer. California has the highest rates of skin cancer due to the fact that they are constantly exposed to the sun. But even in Canada, where half of the year is winter basically, there are a lot of sunny days and you can’t leave your skin unprotected. So don’t go out without a good 20 SPF cream on. I was getting ready for my vacation and I thought “This…
 
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    Love God Live Organic - A Spiritual Truth And Organic Lifestyle Blog

  • 4 Ingenious Ways To Replace Carbs With Vegetables

    Danielle
    25 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    Vegetable NoodlesUse a peeler to slice veggies like carrots and parsnips into thin noodles.Read more »
  • 27 Reasons To Poop Like Angels!

    Danielle
    10 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    I've labelled this post stoop poop like angels just for fun! In a few of the supernatural movies that I've watched where Angels are present. They tend to perch on top of rooftops in a similar fashion to that of how humans are actually meant to sit to do a number two!The first time I found out about the natural/healthy way to sit when going to the toilet was years back when I went for a session of colonics. More on my colonic irrigation experience in a future post.This is where the squatty potty comes in. Cool name huh?As a proud squatty potty owner myself, I can vouch for the…
  • Uses For Acidic Water

    Danielle
    8 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    When it comes to acidic water, it's not commonly thought of as useful, or beneficial. However it does have it's uses.Read more »
  • The Best Natural Sunscreens

    Danielle
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    The sun is a beautiful thing man! I love it, but don't get enough of it living in the Northern Hemisphere. Everybody needs some level of sun protection. Even melanated people (darker skins).Not all sun protection is created equal though. When it comes to sun protection - and anything else for that matter. Natural is the way to go.Popular store bought sunscreens can actually harm your skin. I noticed this myself when I was on holiday last year. (You can read all about my travels here) It was baking hot and I was laid out in the heat with no shade. My skin slathered in just what I thought…
  • Weight Loss And Fat Burning Myths

    Danielle
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Calorie counting is pointless. Eating fewer calories does not guarantee weight loss.Read more »
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  • Food Waste-To-Energy Technology To Be Piloted In Canary Wharf | CIWM Journal Online

    mrjonmoore
    29 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    by Darrel Moore SEaB Energy has developed a unique, patented, micro power plant that turns food and organic waste into heat, energy and water directly on the site of where the waste is produced.This generates an attractive revenue stream, eliminates the need to transport food waste to distant processing plants and significantly reduces the site’s […]
  • The Great Yard Corn Experiment Continues. « Organic Gardening Made Easy

    mrjonmoore
    29 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    The business of corn, grass, birds and compost. I decided after years of failed attempts I decided that I was going to get serious and finally grow some corn. This spring I dug almost 100 holes in my front yard I filled half of them with premium garden soil, and the other half with store-bought […]
  • Curbing food waste (convictions) on the home front | Think About Eat

    mrjonmoore
    29 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    by whitneypipkin I often come home from interviewing a farmer or a chef or an environmentalist of some stripe and find myself convicted about where my food is coming from, how I’m cooking it and its impact on the world. As a writer, I don’t necessarily have to act on these convictions.If I acted on every […]
  • Experimenting with Compost | Green Guerrilla Sustainability

    mrjonmoore
    29 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    by Brie Bennett A couple of years ago I added an entire tray of compost from my vermicomposting bin to the newly trimmed lilac bush in my backyard. After a month or so, I saw the new growth and was amazed at the size of the leaves. They were monstrous! Jurassic Park-sized! It was incredible! Being […]
  • Eat (and grow) up your Greens | in the garden

    mrjonmoore
    29 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    By JANET BARKER Yes, the calendar says it’s winter and we’re not far away from the mid year solstice (at 2.38am on 22nd). Growth and germination will be slow this month, but if you were late getting started, you can still plant through the winter. Just stagger your plantings more widely to take account of this slower […]
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    Grow Our Way

  • When to Fertilize Your Lawn

    Safer® Brand
    12 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    What do you think of when you hear the word lawn? A rolling green carpet forming a picture-perfect frame for your home? A place for your children to safely play in peace? Whatever image the word lawn conjures in your mind, you’re not alone. Americans love lawns. According to NASA – yes, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – satellite data reveals that Americans grow more lawn space than corn and wheat. Between residential and commercial lawns, golf courses and other recreational facilities, lawns cover 128,000 square kilometers in America. That’s a lot of lawn! Use Safe…
  • Why Are My Plants Turning Yellow?

    Safer® Brand
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    It happens to all gardeners. One day you wake up and realize your tomato plant’s leaves are yellow and you have no idea why. Don’t panic! We are here to help you answer that daunting question of “why are my plant’s leaves turning yellow?” Use the infographic below to understand what your plant might be trying to tell you through different types of yellow leaves. After the graphic, we’ll explore a little more in depth of why leaves turn yellow and brown, and how to give your plants the nutrients they need to stay green. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons…
  • How to Get Rid of Eastern Tent Caterpillars

    Safer® Brand
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    If you notice web-like structures between branches of your trees, including your ornamental and fruit trees, then you may be dealing with a common pest found all over North America: the tent caterpillar. These pests are actually the larvae of several types of moths that make their home in your trees and feed on plant leaves.  Tent caterpillars are aptly named for the conspicuous, silk tents they build in the branches of host trees. With severe infestations, they can defoliate your trees. By learning how to get rid of tent caterpillars and finding safe control methods, you’ll help save your…
  • How to Get Rid of Spiders in the House

    Safer® Brand
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    Have you noticed one too many spiders in your home? Perhaps they hitchhiked on a few boxes from the shed or maybe they’ve set up camp in the corners of your windows between the screen and glass. Whether it’s just a few or a spider infestation nightmare, here’s your guide to help recognize common household spiders to see if they are dangerous and the best way to get rid of spiders in the house. Spider Season Some spiders live in your home all year but remain out of sight most of the time. Many of these spiders mean you no harm — they just want shelter and insects to eat. Some spiders…
  • How to Treat Powdery Mildew on Plants

    Safer® Brand
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Though the weather across much of the country may indicate otherwise, spring is on the horizon. That means it’s time to at least start thinking about what to plant in your garden this year and which types of diseases your plants may be susceptible to. Powdery mildew is a relatively common fungus that many plants can contract. If you find powdery mildew on your plants, it’s not necessarily fatal, but you don’t want it hanging around. Fortunately, there are many options for powdery mildew treatment. What Is Powdery Mildew? Powdery mildew thrives in conditions opposite those where you’d…
 
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    Easy Healthy Meals

  • Why You Should Avoid Junk Food

    khairat
    27 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Junk food doesn’t seem all that bad at first thought. It is convenient for the busy, lazy, or on-the-go lifestyle. It is available almost everywhere you go. The options are endless and tasty, satisfying any craving that comes upon you. The increase in dollar menu items and more healthful versions of meals and snacks suggest that they are no longer as harmful to your wallet and waistline as they used to be. But in reality, these seemingly good qualities are just as bad as the food with which they are associated. Upon a closer look, it becomes very clear why you should avoid junk food.
  • Other Good Food Alternatives and Substitutes

    khairat
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Legumes: An additional Fiber-Rich Foodstuff My partner and I considered the absolute right place in this particular publication to talk about legumes (beans along with peas). They’re equally a vegetable along with a cause of protein, so that they are worthy of point out with every one of individuals sections. Although My partner and I decided to include these individuals with linens simply provide far more linens when compared with another type of foodstuff. Fifty percent a pot regarding legumes kidney coffee beans, african american coffee beans, pinto coffee beans, chickpeas, lentils,…
  • Meals Building With Protein and Fiber

    khairat
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Why your easy meals should consist more protein and fiber Fiber: Handling Your Unwanted Weight Fiber contains the probable to help you manage excess fat. People who take one of the most linens usually think about fewer, plus they acquire fewer pounds when they age. Exactly what I’m keen on in relation to fibril will be the organization this keeps. Meals items abundant with linens (Finding this Fiber) include the very same low-CD ingredients which can be the muse regarding Volumetric: fruit and vegetables, in addition to entire grains. Most of these plant-based entire ingredients…
  • Easy Healthy Meals Preparation on The Road

    khairat
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Consuming out has developed into a major component of our own everyday eating, as an alternative to something all of us accomplish just now and then. That’s the reason your own cafe foodstuff choices are consequently necessary for taking care of your weight and also diet. A person however can easily take pleasure in indulgences sometimes, and also achieve this without having experience responsible. Vacationing for many days and nights? Actually only 1 evening on your way could be hard in your diet plan. A person drop plenty of command more than if you eat, whatever you eat, and also…
  • Easy Healthy Foods Recommendations That you Should Know About

    khairat
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Super easy and healthy food recommendations Populate ones supper together with enjoyable helpings of very-low-CD Class 1 in addition to low-CD Class two ingredients. Opt for medium-CD Class 3 ingredients a lesser amount of regularly in addition to in smaller sized helpings. Control helpings of high-CD Class four ingredients. Lower-fat ingredients Fat will be loaded with CD. Minimizing absorption of unhealthy fatty acids will be very good nutritionally and can guide management energy. Learn to utilize a small amount of extra fat strategically to make sure you like ones healthy meals. Cook,…
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