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  • How Unhealthy Is White Flour?

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    Brandon May
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    White flour is common enough that you’ve probably consumed it at some point in your life. Just because it’s common, however, doesn’t mean it’s good. In fact, it has a number of downsides and negative effects on your health. Take your pick — an overall lack of nutrients, highly-refined carbohydrates, or the gluten. What is White Flour? White flour is wheat flour that has been stripped of two main components–the bran and the germ. [1] The bran provides the fiber that is typically found in the whole grain, but when it is taken out of the wheat flour it creates a softer,…
  • Photo of the Day: Spinning the Fabric of Living Matter

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    Robin Strong Elton
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Plants do toil— they spin the fabric of living matter. -E. J. H. Corner, botanist & mycologist When I first started blogging on this site, I shared a photo every day with a quote. Sometimes the quote jived perfectly with the photographed subject matter; sometimes I had to explain the train of thought that linked them together in my mind. Sometimes I sort of meandered and made a new connection while I was writing— a weird little surprise from my subconscious. Anyway. I did this for a couple of reasons: a main focus of my blog was opening my (and hopefully your) eyes to “wayside…
  • Easy Red Lentil Kale Soup

    Fruitfully Living
    Luisa Rodriguez
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    This is one of my go-to recipes for a quick easy winter lunch, especially this winter. It has been so cold that almost the entire family (excluding my eight-year-old who hates soup) looks forward to no matter how many times I make it. It warms the soul and it is yummy too. The best part […]
  • How to make your own cake flour

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    rhonda jean
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    I started seeing cake flour being use on TV cooking shows about a year ago and I've seen bulk cake flour once but never bought it because of the additives it had in it. So when I was at the supermarket and saw an additive-free cake flour recently, I decided to try it. Cake flour has less protein (gluten) in it than plain/all purpose flour does so it gives a softer texture. If you over beat cake
  • 7 Homemade Ice Pops That Go Beyond Juice

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    Megan Stoll
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    It's time to break out that ice pop mold!Do you own an ice pop mold? Maybe you bought it for a special recipe once and now it's just taking up space in your cupboard? Now's the time to pull it out. It's hot out. And nothing beats the heat like something frozen.I'm guessing that the reason you're not using your ice pop mold very often is because you think you need to follow specific ice pop recipes to use it, and lack of time or lack of ingredients is getting in the way. I get it, I've been there. Epicurious has a lot of crowd-pleasing recipes if you want them, but the great thing about an ice…
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  • EU organic industry says no to new regulation By OWN News Network

    Melanie
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    John Portelli The intense discussions among national Ministers at the May 11 AGRIFISH Council meeting clearly demonstrated how difficult it is to reach agreement on an initial problematic proposal if ...
  • Fairtrade launches in Brazil

    Melanie
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    By Warren Beaumont Brazilian consumers now have the power to help farmers in Brazil and developing countries build better futures for themselves, by choosing products with the FAIRTRADE Mark in stores ...
  • Asia: A look at organic and natural C&T markets

    Melanie
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    By Annemarie Kruse Natural and organic cosmetics in East Asia are booming. According to a recent report by Organic Monitor, the Asian countries are amongst the fastest growing organic markets worldwide. And ...
  • EU organic industry says no to new regulation By OWN News Network

    Melanie
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:05 am
    The intense discussions among national Ministers at the May 11 AGRIFISH Council meeting clearly demonstrated how difficult it is to reach agreement on an initial problematic proposal if the sector’s ...
  • Snail cosmetics leave a trail at Vivaness

    Melanie
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    By Annemarie Kruse Snail based cosmetics by Italian firm Bioearth Snail mucus, believed to have superior skin-repairing properties is commonly used in Asian cosmetics. European consumers, however, tend to react squeamishly ...
 
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  • 4 Tips For a Zero-Waste Picnic

    Megan Stoll
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Hot sunny days are made for wandering around and just enjoying the weather. Picnics are an essential part of summer as they combine two guilty pleasures: good food and basking in the sun. However, some ideas are better than others. The concept of zero waste can be a challenge, so here are four tips for a successful zero-waste picnic!1. Choose Reusable TablewareChoose rigid, resealable plastic containers that you can use again on your next picnic. Personally, I much prefer to buy one sandwich box than dozens of disposable plastic bags. For utensils, you could bring your usual ones from home or…
  • 7 Homemade Ice Pops That Go Beyond Juice

    Megan Stoll
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    It's time to break out that ice pop mold!Do you own an ice pop mold? Maybe you bought it for a special recipe once and now it's just taking up space in your cupboard? Now's the time to pull it out. It's hot out. And nothing beats the heat like something frozen.I'm guessing that the reason you're not using your ice pop mold very often is because you think you need to follow specific ice pop recipes to use it, and lack of time or lack of ingredients is getting in the way. I get it, I've been there. Epicurious has a lot of crowd-pleasing recipes if you want them, but the great thing about an ice…
  • 21 Vegan Barbecue Dishes

    Megan Stoll
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. Just see the alluring assortment of meat-free options below for proof, then prepare to cook up a veggie-packed storm all summer long.1. BBQ Tempeh Bowl Smoky-sweet, blackened tempeh triangles, sweet citrus, caramelized skillet sweet onions, buttery diced avocado, tender sweet potato cubes and a few…
  • 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…
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  • 'Seeing' molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    For the first time, researchers have directly seen how organic molecules bind to other materials at the atomic level. Using a special kind of electron microscopy, this information can lead to increasing the life span of electronic devices, for example.
  • Benefits of strip-till surface after five-year study

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    After just five years, soil organic matter content was 8.6 percent greater in the strip-till plots when compared to the no-till plots. Furthermore, bulk density was reduced by 4 percent and penetration resistance, the force a root must exert to move in the soil, decreased by 18 percent.
  • Food safety expert explains food labels and their regulations

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    A food safety specialist explains some terms on food labels that are federally regulated and which lack a clear definition.
  • Organic farming needs direction to be sustainable

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Americans prefer U.S.-grown organic broccoli

    9 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    As a good source of protein, Vitamin A, calcium, iron and fiber, broccoli is so full of nutrients, some call it a “super food.” It’s also popular at the supermarket, whether it’s grown in America or overseas. But Americans are willing to pay $1 more per pound for U.S. organic broccoli than that from China and Mexico, and up to 32 cents more per pound than that grown in Canada, a study has found.
 
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  • Do Probiotics Reduce Cold and Flu Risk?

    Brandon May
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Your immune system is an intricate, highly-involved structure responsible for defending your body against attack from infective material, like bacteria and viruses. A number of components strengthen immune health, including probiotics. Recent research has shown certain strains of beneficial bacteria could be helpful against cold and flu. Probiotics, an important aspect of diet that is greatly under-consumed, is perhaps one of the best dietary strategies helpful for supporting immunity. Fortunately, there are easy ways to incorporate probiotics into one’s lifestyle during the cold and flu…
  • Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health

    Brandon May
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Bisphenol-A has seen its share of media attention, and none of it has been very positive. It’s a known endocrine disruptor still being used as a softening agent in plastics. You’re probably already aware that BPA disrupts reproductive health, which is contributing to hormonal imbalance in both women and men. BPA lines many aluminum cans and water bottles, and it has the tendency to leach into the contents of the container. A new study has exposed another startling health effect of BPA consumption–prostate cancer. Why Men (and Everyone Else) Should Avoid BPA According to a professor…
  • Lactobacillus brevis: The Health Benefits of Probiotics

    Brandon May
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    By now, many people are familiar with the multitude of benefits that probiotics offer, but are they right for you specifically? Many people are confused when it comes to picking a probiotic, especially when it comes to choosing the right strain of bacteria. There are many different beneficial strains of bacteria out there, and all them have specific effects. Before diving in, however, you might need to know a little bit more about probiotics (the lactic acid family) and the particular strains that provide the best results for particular situations. The Mind-Blowing Benefits of Probiotics Most…
  • How Unhealthy Is White Flour?

    Brandon May
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    White flour is common enough that you’ve probably consumed it at some point in your life. Just because it’s common, however, doesn’t mean it’s good. In fact, it has a number of downsides and negative effects on your health. Take your pick — an overall lack of nutrients, highly-refined carbohydrates, or the gluten. What is White Flour? White flour is wheat flour that has been stripped of two main components–the bran and the germ. [1] The bran provides the fiber that is typically found in the whole grain, but when it is taken out of the wheat flour it creates a softer,…
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum: The Health Benefits of Probiotics

    Brandon May
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    There’s a lot of confusion out there about what makes a good probiotic, so let’s take a closer look at one of the most important around: Bifidobacterium bifidum. This bacterial strain is one of the most popular, commonly added to commercial yogurts and probiotic supplements. Its effectiveness for supporting digestive health could explain its popularity. Let’s discuss more about this powerful, beneficial bacteria. Bifidobacterium bifidum: Health Benefits of Probiotics After years of bacteria-bashing by the mainstream medical establishment and the push toward excessive use of antibiotics,…
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  • Living better with less

    rhonda jean
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    It was really wonderful receiving so many comments on Monday's post from people I've "known" for a long time. Thanks you to all who commented. It made my day. = = = ♥︎ = = = We quite frequently read about how people lived through the Great Depression and how many thrived in those demanding conditions. The lack of money, jobs, food and housing certainly made life difficult for almost everyone
  • Never give up

    rhonda jean
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    I love getting feedback and comments. I guess everyone who blogs does because it's the only way we know people read what we write. I am lucky that I have regular readers here and some of them have been with me since I started. Over the years, comments reveal readers to me bit by bit and every time a new comment comes, it adds more to my idea of who you are. One of the reasons I keep writing
  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    This is our lavender laced Barnevelder. Of all the hens we have for eggs, I like Barnevelder eggs the best. I didn't have much time for reading anything other than my manuscript this week but here are my offerings. I hope you enjoy them.  Take care, friends. ♥︎ Look who I just found is blogging regularly again: Gooseberry Jam. I promise you this blog is as beautiful as the person who writes
  • My favourite place #4

    rhonda jean
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    This is a weekly feature for readers to show us their favourite place at home. This week we have Sue and Ale. Thanks for sharing your homes with us, ladies. Our first place this week is in Wales, it's Sue's place.  She says: I have attached two photos of My Favourite Place. It's the polytunnel !! We waited a long time to be able to erect it after our move to North Wales (UK) as being so
  • How to make your own cake flour

    rhonda jean
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    I started seeing cake flour being use on TV cooking shows about a year ago and I've seen bulk cake flour once but never bought it because of the additives it had in it. So when I was at the supermarket and saw an additive-free cake flour recently, I decided to try it. Cake flour has less protein (gluten) in it than plain/all purpose flour does so it gives a softer texture. If you over beat cake
 
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    Organic Chemistry News -- ScienceDaily

  • Protein machines make fluctuating flows unconsciously

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Protein machines, regardless of their specific functions, can collectively induce fluctuating hydrodynamic flows and substantially enhance the diffusive motions of particles in the cell, an international research group has demonstrated.
  • How to look for a few good catalysts

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers to how liquids spread across a surface. Non-wetting surfaces promote chemical reaction rates, new research confirms.
  • Sugar in your cuppa not just about a sweet tooth

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea and coffee, not just by masking it but by influencing the fundamental chemistry.
  • Breaking reactivity barriers

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    A phosphorus-based ligand facilitates palladium-catalyzed coupling of challenging building blocks, scientists report.
  • Imaging probe yields double insight

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers report.
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  • International Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway

    foodietots
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    Is your counter overflowing with summer fruits and berries yet? I always have big plans of preserving them but the foodie tots tend to devour them before I have a chance, so I usually wind up making a tiny batch of syrup or jam. But today 8/1 is International Can-It-Forward Day with Jarden Home Brands, and I’m looking forward to picking up some tips for putting up a few bigger batches before the end of the season. Jarden Home Brands is the licensed marketer of Ball brand canning jars, and they sent us some of their newest products to try out. My daughter was especially excited to see…
  • Squash Blossom, Zucchini and Gouda Frittata #SundaySupper

    foodietots
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    We’re dishing about Farmstand Food this week for Sunday Supper. To me, the beauty of eating farm fresh food is that it tastes amazing with minimal effort. Take this frittata, filled with summer zucchini and their blossoms, cheese and fresh herbs — quickly prepared and on the table in under 30 minutes. The word farmstand conjures up memories from my childhood of a place we used to frequent on Oregon’s Sauvie Island. I grew up just across the highway from this 32-square-mile mecca of farmland. The island itself is just 10 miles from downtown Portland, and we would often make a…
  • Farmstand #SundaySupper Preview

    foodietots
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    The first local sweet corn hits the farmers markets here in the DC area right around the 4th of July, and it quickly becomes peak season for all of our summer favorites — berries, peaches, corn, peppers, tomatoes, melon, squash and so much more. The inspiration is boundless, and while I was quick to sign up to co-host this week’s Farmstand Food Sunday Supper, it took me a while to decide what to make. But it was the beautiful bounty of baby zucchini — and their blossoms — that won my heart this week. Check back on Sunday to see what they became. And, here’s a…
  • Hermione Voyage: Celebrating France in Alexandria

    foodietots
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:59 pm
    The Hermione, a replica of the tall ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette and aid from France to assist General Washington in the waning days of the American Revolution, docked in Alexandria last night at midnight. If the boy wasn’t still in school, I’d have taken the kids down to watch its arrival; but alas, we had to settle for heading to the waterfront this afternoon. We didn’t have tickets to board (very limited tickets are available each day at 8:30am), but there were activities and re-enacters on the dock and you can walk right up to the ship for a close-up view.
  • Cheesy Crab Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

    foodietots
    6 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. It’s no secret that cheese is a favorite ingredient in the foodie tots kitchen. Whether we’re enjoying a comfort food mac-and-cheese night or a nutritious after school snack of apples and cheddar, you can bet that our cheese drawer is rarely found empty. And here’s a little secret: cheese is often an easy way I can encourage the kids to try a new or previously unpopular vegetable. The boy was first turned on to salad by the…
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  • Grilled Salad: Welcome to your new obsession

    Mike Shannon
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    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…
  • Seasonal Pick: Garlic scape chimichurri

    Christina Vanoverbeke
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Ah, summer. Farmers markets are hopping, CSAs start up again, and access to über fresh and local produce is finally easy once more. Except that in the first days of summer, the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and squash we love to gobble up aren’t ready yet. Instead, vegetables and herbs that may be less familiar — pak choi, fiddleheads, ramps, and garlic scapes — still grace the stands. I’ve learned two tricks over the years when it comes to approaching cooking with new foods and both have served me well. First, ask the vendor. What is this? To what is it similar? How do you like to…
  • Kitchen DIY: Mastering quick pickles

    Taya Kaufenberg
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Whenever I make up a batch of quick pickles, I think about my grandmother, who had such a lush, amazing garden, and the food preservation skills to match. She had little in the way of finances, so she was always very frugal about using whatever was on hand so we could enjoy the tastes of her garden throughout the long, cold Minnesota winter months. I remember zucchini, squash, tomato salsas, even fruit pickling. If she grew it, she canned it.When I grew up and became a chef, I never forgot the way my grandmother would make sure to use produce wisely so that there wasn't any waste, and of…
  • Eat Your Weeds: 3 foraged plants that are ready for dinner

    Elizabeth Millard
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Although there are numerous fresh herbs this time of year — and it's only going to get better from here until those first wintry flakes — what you find in your garden or farmers market is only part of the medicinal and culinary mix of options. In other words, try eating some weeds. What many people consider weeds could be the start of a beautiful herbal relationship. Once you start recognizing these once-reviled weeds, you'll begin to see your yard in a whole new way. Here are three that are often saved from my lawnmower's wrath, with many making their way into our…
  • Seasonal Pick: Strawberry rhubarb baked oatmeal

    Taylor Ellingson
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    I went to the farmers market last weekend for the first time this year with three things in mind: tomato plants, rhubarb, and donuts.  I came home with two out of the three.  The tomato plants and rhubarb were a breeze to find, but sadly the donuts were all sold out.  Despite my donut fail, I was excited about my other two finds. I’ve been dying to get my hands on some fresh rhubarb, and there was plenty to be found at the farmers market. Since I returned home sans donut, I was pretty hungry for breakfast.  I decided to put my rhubarb to use and whip up an oatmeal bake.I absolutely love…
 
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees

    Cooking Up a Story
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In an effort to save the honeybees, a veteran researcher, Lynn Royce, looks at tree hive bees to uncover the clues that may help their populations Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Alan Kapuler: Kinship Garden and Greenhouse Tour

    Cooking Up a Story
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Research scientist and public domain plant breeder, Alan Kapuler, takes us on a tour of his greenhouse, he refers to as Kinship Garden. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • More About the Canning Process Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this newsletter edition, Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, talks about the overall canning process, a food swap, favorite posts, what you may have missed on social media and more. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Marisa McClellan: More About the Canning Process

    Cooking Up a Story
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, talks about the canning process. High acid foods & the purpose of adding sugar. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Eggs 101 Bi-Weekly Newsletter

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    20 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this issue, eggs 101 labeling on egg cartons, how to make dungeness crab, past favorite posts and this week's social media list. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
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  • Photo of the Day: Spinning the Fabric of Living Matter

    Robin Strong Elton
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Plants do toil— they spin the fabric of living matter. -E. J. H. Corner, botanist & mycologist When I first started blogging on this site, I shared a photo every day with a quote. Sometimes the quote jived perfectly with the photographed subject matter; sometimes I had to explain the train of thought that linked them together in my mind. Sometimes I sort of meandered and made a new connection while I was writing— a weird little surprise from my subconscious. Anyway. I did this for a couple of reasons: a main focus of my blog was opening my (and hopefully your) eyes to “wayside…
  • Eastern Cougar: No Longer Endangered. That’s Not a Good Thing.

    Robin Strong Elton
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us. E. O. Wilson When I was a kid, there was a riddle that went along these lines: A hunter is approached by a cougar, a mountain lion, and a puma. He has only one bullet left. What should he shoot first to ensure his safety? The answer then was that it didn’t matter; a cougar, mountain lion and puma are all the same animal (technically the puma is a subspecies of the…
  • Natural and Organic Skin Care: Baby Mantra

    Robin Strong Elton
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect— But tell me the truth. -Shel Silverstein When Jacob was a baby he was clever, cute, and perfect in every way like babies should be, but he had horrible eczema: you can see the patches on his cheeks in the photo above. They call eczema “the itch that rashes” and “asthma of the skin” and it’s heartbreaking to witness as a parent; he was clearly in distress all the time, scratching,…
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    livingmaxwell: a guide to organic food & drink

  • The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope: Maggie Jones and Alex Buckley, Founders of Bitsy’s Brainfood

    Max Goldberg
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    On a recent episode of the Living Maxwell Show on Periscope, I interviewed Maggie Jones Patton and Alex Buckley Voris, Founders of Bitsy’s Brainfood. Bitsy’s Brainfood makes great organic cereal and smart cookies for kids, and Maggie and Alex started the company because when they went to the grocery store to shop for kids, the healthy aisle wasn’t any fun.  So, they decided to create fun products for kids that were organic, healthy, and packed with fruits and vegetables as well. Aside from making great products, Maggie Jones Patton and Alex Buckley Voris are two of the…
  • The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope: Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and CEO of Runa

    Max Goldberg
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:58 pm
    The other day on the Living Maxwell Show on Periscope, I interviewed fellow Brown University alum Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and CEO of Runa. Runa is a fascinating organic company that sells a brand of tea called guayusa. Guayusa (pronounced gwhy-you-sa) is found in the Amazon, and it not only has more caffeine than coffee but essential amino acids as well, providing a burst of energy. What makes guayusa truly unique, however, is that it doesn’t contain any tannins, so it doesn’t have the astringency that you’ll find in every other tea. Runa is also making a huge impact on…
  • Eco-Friendly Fridays: Why Natura paint by Benjamin Moore is Something that Every Homeowner Should Consider

    Max Goldberg
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    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 want my readers to know about. — When people think of having a non-toxic, green household, the first thing that generally comes to mind are cleaning supplies. While the type of products that we use to clean our clothes, floors, and bathrooms are unquestionably important, the kind of paint that we put on our walls is equally as critical. Maybe that is why the Natura line from Benjamin Moore, the company’s most…
  • Organic is in Serious Danger – Here’s What You Need to Know

    Max Goldberg
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    I don’t want to be an alarmist and make things out to be worse than they are, but we are truly on the precipice of organic disappearing as we know it. Why? The very dangerous H.R. 1599 (also known as the DARK Act – the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act) just passed a House subcommittee and is expected to go to the House floor for a vote any day now. Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN), ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, has said quite confidently that it will pass in the House and the only question is whether it passes in the Senate. If the House does…
  • The Living Maxwell Show on Periscope: “Live” from the Whole Foods Market Holiday Bazaar in NYC

    Max Goldberg
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Last week, I attended the Whole Foods Market Holiday Bazaar here in NYC, and it was a fantastic afternoon! The Bazaar was a preview of many of the holidays items that will be out later this year, and several of the company’s department heads were also in attendance. I had the opportunity to interview Doug Bell, Global Wine Buyer, and Cathy Strange, Global Cheese Buyer, both of whom shared their industry insight, offered very useful advice about cheese and wine, and took questions “live” from viewers. If you’re unfamiliar with Periscope or want to know how it works, I…
 
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    Fruitfully Living

  • Surviving Long Runs with a Toddler

    Luisa Rodriguez
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you are like me and like to run, the only way to make that happen is to tow along the baby or toddler. Running when my little girl was a baby was a lot easier because she would sleep most of the time. However, I soon found out that running with a toddler was a whole different story. […]
  • Crystal, China, or Pottery

    Luisa Rodriguez
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    I am reading a wonderful book by Frank and Ida Mae Hammond called Kingdom Living for the Family. It has helped me reshape how I think about my relationship with my husband and how God created us differently and gave us different functions. However, I was touched by the authors comment on I Peter 3:7 “Likewise, husbands, live with […]
  • Parenting with Grace and Truth

    Luisa Rodriguez
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    During a small group discussion last night, I was reminded how God may at times be displeased with us and will correct us, but his acts of mercy and forgiveness are even more pronounced. This morning as I reflected on that discussion, I remembered a wonderful verse that embodies that sentiment.  John 1:17 says, “But the […]
  • Easy Red Lentil Kale Soup

    Luisa Rodriguez
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    This is one of my go-to recipes for a quick easy winter lunch, especially this winter. It has been so cold that almost the entire family (excluding my eight-year-old who hates soup) looks forward to no matter how many times I make it. It warms the soul and it is yummy too. The best part […]
  • What does the Bible tell us about vaccines?

    Luisa Rodriguez
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Nothing. I know there are a lot of parents out there that are struggling with this decision. Some of us vaccinate but we may question one or two vaccines. It is not easy being a parent today. We have to constantly make decisions for our kids on what they can watch on TV, on what […]
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  • Organic, FairTrade Clothing

    Danielle
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    I'm a modest dresser and I love finding pretty summer dresses like the one I'm wearing in the photo below at The Carshalton Lavender Fields.I received this beautiful dress courtesy of Nomads Clothing - A UK based organic and fair trade clothing company. I think it's amazing that they produce only fairtrade and organic clothes. Not many people think of buying organic clothing. You'd be amazed at just how many irritants are lurkingRead more »
  • #ReduceYourRisk Of Developing Cancer With Natural Vitamin Supplements!

    Danielle
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    How would you like to #reduceyourrisk of developing 5 of the most common cancers?In this day and age, sadly the risk of developing a life threatening cancer is on the rise. Thankfully there's a new breed of vitamins in town. Tailor made and scientifically proven to help prevent the chances of developing 5 of the most common cancers!Read more »
  • I've Written A Book!

    Danielle
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    I was so relieved when the first copy of my first ever book landed on my doorstep.Read more »
  • 3 Amazing Facts About Water

    Danielle
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    Did you know that drinking too much water can cause damage and even death! Read more »
  • 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 »
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  • Why organic? | poshveggies

    mrjonmoore
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:11 pm
    When people hear word ‘organic’, they often tend to think it’s just a hippy way to produce food that involves no machinery. Instead, they envision Amiches wearing rags with dirty nails, weather-beaten faces and pitchforks. Another popular opinion is that organic food is unreasonably overpriced. Some people go a bit further. They think that organic […]
  • Some things new | susan sink

    mrjonmoore
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    By susan sink I’ve planted new varieties this year throughout the garden. It’s fun pulling up a different colored carrot, watching the cabbages develop, and I’m enjoying the long, straight Longfellow cucumbers in additi… Source: Some things new | susan sink
  • Building the Polytunnel: The Frame. | ridgewaygarden

    mrjonmoore
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    By ridgewaygarden So, the ground cleared, prepared and the frame raised into position, we are a whisker away from a fully functional polytunnel. Granted the poly part is missing, but the tunnel side is good. And yes, I do need to make doors (what could possibly go wrong there), but it will be done and […]
  • The Good and Bad of Garlic | ridgewaygarden

    mrjonmoore
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    We planted a reasonable amount of garlic out last autumn, it being a staple of most meals, and have had mixed success. The Purple Wight, which we have grown before, is a good reliable variety and seems to come up good whatever the conditions. But the other varieties, Solent Wight and Wight Cristo, not so […]
  • Mystery Squash | Shady Character

    mrjonmoore
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    by Grower There’s a mystery squash in the garden and  can’t quite bring myself to pull it out. I crammed four bush squash and three (originally four) gourds into one of the twelve garden beds following the early spring planting of spinach. As they were growing I noticed there was an extra cucurbit among them. […]
 
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  • How to Kill Weeds Naturally [Video]

    Safer® Brand
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Are weeds choking your garden or invading your lawn? Pulling weeds one by one is usually the task gardeners hate most. Many homeowners revert to using harmful chemicals to get rid of those pesky plants, but there are other all-natural weed killers that are better for the environment and your family. Many of them you can even find around your home! Watch the video below on how to kill weeds naturally and ways to keep weeds from growing in the future. All-Natural Weed Killer Prevention is key for a happy weed-less lawn and garden. Buy clean lawn seed and compost when first getting your yard…
  • 24 Amazing Benefits and Uses of Neem Oil for Plants

    Safer® Brand
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    When searching for a safe and effective product to control insects and disease in your lawn and garden, look no further than neem oil. It’s a powerful organic solution to your most difficult-to-manage infestations. What is neem oil? Neem oil is a natural byproduct of the neem tree. The oil is harvested from the trees’ seeds and leaves. While it has been used as natural pesticide for hundreds of years, you’ll also find it in many products you use in your home, including: -Cosmetics -Toothpastes -Dog shampoo -Soaps People in India have been using the neem leaf for its medicinal properties…
  • 20 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How to Fix Them

    Safer® Brand
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you’re one of the three million people who planted a home garden this year, you’re most likely growing tomatoes. Nine out of 10 gardeners grow tomatoes, and that number would be 10 out of 10 if the holdouts would taste a fresh garden tomato and compare it to a grocery store purchase. Nothing beats the taste of a fresh home-grown tomato! Many gardeners who grow tomatoes, however, are frustrated with the progress of their plants. The plant may not set fruit. Or your tomatoes may ripen, but have ugly, spongy black spots at the bottom. Worse still, your plants may look great in the evening…
  • What Do Moths Eat and How to Keep Moths Away

    Safer® Brand
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    If you’ve ever pulled your favorite wool sweater out of storage only to find it riddled with holes, you know the aggravation that a tiny little moth can generate. Clothes moths and their cousins, the household pest known as the pantry moth, can infest even the cleanest homes and create untold damage. The key to eliminating both pantry and clothes moths is understanding their life cycle and taking steps to kill them based on where they live, breed, feed and hide.  What Do Moths Eat? There are actually two types of clothes moths distributed worldwide: the webbing clothes moth (Tineola…
  • How to Get Rid of Crabgrass the Easy Way

    Safer® Brand
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:03 am
    Throughout North America, homeowners confront an annual scourge that can turn a lush, smooth emerald carpet into a weedy mess: crabgrass. Specifically, large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) — which also goes by the name hairy crabgrass — and smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum) can invade lawns, flower beds and vegetable gardens, rapidly becoming a nuisance. When one plant can produce an estimated 150,000 new crabgrass seeds from each plant, you know it’s trying to take over your yard! What is Crabgrass and Why Not Just Let it Grow? Crabgrass and other unwanted weeds steal valuable…
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