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  • 5 Crazy New Reasons Organic Produce Is Really Worth Your Money (and How to Afford It!)

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    Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    In the quest for a healthier body and a longer life, U.S. consumers are filling their grocery carts with more organic produce than ever, and that number continues to climb every single year. While that’s a great thing for those that can and choose to do so, conventional produce still accounts for a majority of produce sold here in the United States, especially among those who believe organic is too expensive, or who aren’t fully aware of the benefits that come from eating organic foods.Not all things are 100% necessary to buy organic, such as paper goods and clothing. Even food and…
  • 15 Delicious Recipes That Prove Pumpkin Is King of Fall

    Organic.org
    Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    When it comes to favorite fall ingredients, pumpkin may very well be king. Double homage if it's tucked into a bowl of chili, and triple the points if it is slipped into some buttery dessert. No-knead pumpkin rolls and pumpkin muffins with eggnog will make your kitchen smell like fall and fuel your autumn spirit.Here are 15 recipes that prove pumpkin is the best – a great way to enjoy the chilly weather for dinner, breakfast and dessert.Pumpkin is one of those things that just keeps giving this time of year: You can transform their cheery orange faces into Jack o'lanterns, use the flesh of…
  • Best Herbs and Supplements for Stress Relief [Infographic]

    Organic.org
    Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Tired of living in the age of anxiety? Try one of these gentle, non-addictive remedies.
  • The Japanese Market Grows Organically

    Organic and Wellness News
    Melanie
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    By Catherine Kolonko It is estimated that one in five Japanese eat or use an organic product at least once a week, creating more demand than the country alone ...
  • Beyond Pumpkin: 10 Other Fall Foods to Eat Right Now

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    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Pumpkin gets all of the love when it comes to fall food, but fall flavors go way beyond that beautiful orange squash. Find these fall foods at your farmers market!Don’t get me wrong. I love pumpkin and pumpkin spice. But you can’t live on pumpkin alone, as much as we all may want to.Fall is such a bountiful season, and there are tons of delicious, seasonal fall foods that I could have listed below. The foods on this list are in season right now, and they’re some of my favorites to pile onto my plate. Cheers!10 Fall Foods in Season Now1. Arugula – Arugula gets a lot of love as a spring…
 
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  • Beyond Pumpkin: 10 Other Fall Foods to Eat Right Now

    Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Pumpkin gets all of the love when it comes to fall food, but fall flavors go way beyond that beautiful orange squash. Find these fall foods at your farmers market!Don’t get me wrong. I love pumpkin and pumpkin spice. But you can’t live on pumpkin alone, as much as we all may want to.Fall is such a bountiful season, and there are tons of delicious, seasonal fall foods that I could have listed below. The foods on this list are in season right now, and they’re some of my favorites to pile onto my plate. Cheers!10 Fall Foods in Season Now1. Arugula – Arugula gets a lot of love as a spring…
  • 5 Crazy New Reasons Organic Produce Is Really Worth Your Money (and How to Afford It!)

    Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    In the quest for a healthier body and a longer life, U.S. consumers are filling their grocery carts with more organic produce than ever, and that number continues to climb every single year. While that’s a great thing for those that can and choose to do so, conventional produce still accounts for a majority of produce sold here in the United States, especially among those who believe organic is too expensive, or who aren’t fully aware of the benefits that come from eating organic foods.Not all things are 100% necessary to buy organic, such as paper goods and clothing. Even food and…
  • Mushroom 101: How to Choose, Prep and Cook Mushrooms

    Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Mushrooms are in season right now and are such a great way to add local produce into your weekly menu.  From mild flavored white button mushrooms to portobello's earthy flavor, there is a mushroom that can be added to most any style of cooking.  The following is a rundown of how to select, prep, and cook these amazing members of the fungus family.Common Cooking MushroomsBeech mushrooms are petite with either all-white or light-brown caps. They have a crunchy texture that offers a delicately mild flavor that is both sweet and deliciously nutty.How To Use Them: Cook beech mushrooms…
  • Best Herbs and Supplements for Stress Relief [Infographic]

    Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Tired of living in the age of anxiety? Try one of these gentle, non-addictive remedies.
  • 15 Delicious Recipes That Prove Pumpkin Is King of Fall

    Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    When it comes to favorite fall ingredients, pumpkin may very well be king. Double homage if it's tucked into a bowl of chili, and triple the points if it is slipped into some buttery dessert. No-knead pumpkin rolls and pumpkin muffins with eggnog will make your kitchen smell like fall and fuel your autumn spirit.Here are 15 recipes that prove pumpkin is the best – a great way to enjoy the chilly weather for dinner, breakfast and dessert.Pumpkin is one of those things that just keeps giving this time of year: You can transform their cheery orange faces into Jack o'lanterns, use the flesh of…
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    Organic News -- ScienceDaily

  • Potential of autochthonous bacteria for use as biofertilizers

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Scientists are working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take-up of nutrients by plants, phytohormone production and phytopathogen control. The research is of great interest for farmers because bacteria-based biofertilizers constitute an alternative to conventional chemical fertilizers that are expensive and less sustainable from an environmental point of view.
  • More accurate model for greenhouse gases from peatlands

    3 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Scientists have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as they warm.
  • Pesticides more toxic for soil organisms in dry soil, at enhanced temperatures

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Soil organisms react more sensitive to marketable pesticides when exposed in dry soil and at enhanced temperatures. Both conditions may occur more often in the future due to climate change. Singularly and combined these factors lower the toxicity threshold of fungicides for springtails.
  • Live fast, die young: Soil microbes in a warmer world

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The mortality of soil microbes in warmer temperatures may affect soil carbon storage, scientists say. Soil microbes consume organic carbon compounds in soil, use some of it to make more microbes and release the rest to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. The efficiency with which microbes use their food to make new microbes affects how much carbon remains in soil, and how much is released back to the atmosphere. The accepted idea before this study was that microbes would become less efficient at warmer temperatures.
  • How to prevent organic food fraud

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labelled 'organic,' but whether they're getting what the label claims is another matter. Now scientists studying conventional and organic tomatoes are devising a new way to make sure farms are labeling their produce appropriately.
 
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    Natural Health & Organic Living Blog

  • 10 Shocking Facts about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Brandon May
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The term ‘air pollution’ likely conjures images of industrial smokestacks and billowing plumes rising into the atmosphere. While outdoor air quality (IAQ) has captured a lot of attention, the worst air quality you experience every day just might be in your living room. Trapped, stagnant air and poor ventilation combine to create a toxic cloud inside the home. Here’s 10 facts everyone should know about indoor air pollutants and how to protect children, the elderly, and everyone else from the serious health dangers they cause. Fact #1. IAQ is a Top 5 Health Risk The United States EPA…
  • 6 Reasons to Supplement with Tibetan Rhodiola

    Brandon May
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Considered more potent than ginseng, Tibetan Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb revered by the Tibetan monks as the supreme herb in traditional health modalities. Scientists have determined the majority of its power and potency comes from two compounds, salidroside and rosavin. Each compound helps encourage physical performance, cognitive function, stress response, and internal balance. Here are 6 reasons to supplement with Tibetan Rhodiola. 1. Nervous System Support Salidroside, one of the two main chemical compounds in Rhodiola, has shown positive effects for nervous system health. The…
  • What is Intrinsic Factor?

    Brandon May
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Intrinsic factor is the most obscure–yet the most important–glycoprotein in the human body. It has only one primary function that is essential for good health. Produced by the parietal cells of the stomach as well as the salivary glands, intrinsic factor has a brief, but very important life. Intrinsic factor is key for supporting energy, metabolism, and mental health by working with one nutrient–vitamin B12. Why Is It Important? To understand the importance of intrinsic factor, it’s necessary to understand the importance of B12. Vitamin B12 is involved in the metabolism of…
  • 5 Facts about Calorie Restriction

    Brandon May
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Calorie restriction is defined as a reduction of 30-60% of one’s regular calorie intake while maintaining a diet that provides enough nutrients to prevent malnutrition. Scientists believe calorie restriction stimulates a defensive state designed to help an organism survive environmental and metabolic adversity. This non-genetic strategy has been observed to encourage youthfulness and extend average and maximum lifespan in most living creatures. [1] Why Caloric Restriction? Many individuals choose to pursue the approach of calorie restriction for its supposed anti-aging effects. Calorie…
  • The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

    Brandon May
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The thyroid is an endocrine gland that has a massive influence on hormones. It produces two primary hormones called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). It also produces the calcium­-regulating hormone calcitonin, which regulates and balances blood and bone calcium levels. Suffice to say, a normally functioning thyroid is absolutely mandatory to experience good health. A healthy thyroid gland helps with well being, metabolism, and energy levels. Suffice to say, if your thyroid isn’t functioning properly, problems can result. The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders Though thyroid…
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    Tiny Farm Blog

  • Beef meets kale

    Mike (tfb)
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Yes, yet another thing to do with KALE! In a small fit of inspiration, I tore up a few fistfuls of baby Red Russian, and tossed ‘em int0 the pot with carrots, onions, grass-fed beef shank, salt, pepper, garlic and water, slow-cooked for quite a while, six hours or more, adding brown rice towards the end. Voila, Beef and Kale Stew. The kale contributes just a hint of seaweed taste, but maybe that’s just me. Anyhow, excellent. Will do again. Beef meets kale
  • Back to the market!

    Mike (tfb)
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    [From 24-May-2014] First day of the season at the outdoor farmers’ market. It’s not a particularly early start, the market goes outside on the first Saturday of May. In any case, here we are once again, this time around with lettuce mix and a bit of arugula from the unheated greenhouse, and baby kale from overwintered plants in the field. Nice day! Back to the market!
  • Fresh as it gets!

    Mike (tfb)
    21 Jan 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Continuing snowy white and frigid outside, and if it weren’t for the handy neighborhood supermarket, the last thing you’d be thinking about around here right now is fresh orange juice. The reality is, there’s plenty of it, legally speaking, at least: aseptic storage and flavor packs aside, fresh not frozen, not from concentrate, pulpy or pulp free OJ is in abundance, now as ever, and often on special, too! Fresh as it gets!
  • Catalogs!

    Mike (tfb)
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:48 am
    This year’s seed catalogs! Haven’t kept on the mailing lists for the dozen or more I used to get. I do always look around online, but for the hard copy, and the main seed ordering, it’s reduced to two, one main seed supplier and a backup. The more you know, the less you need? I like the sound of that! :) Catalogs!
  • Improbably early corn!

    Mike (tfb)
    11 Jan 2014 | 6:24 pm
    [From 5-May-2012] Fresh sweet corn at the beginning of May?! Wow, it’s a miracle! After a period of mild outrage when I first started tiny farming, as it sunk in how far and in what conditions most of our fresh food travels, the knee-jerk negative reaction to the sight of long distance food at the supermarket, and especially at the farmers’ market via the big resellers, thankfully faded away. Automatic anger is a waste of energy that could be put to better uses (weeding comes to mind). So seeing corn in big bins at the store as if it’s fresh from the field down the road,…
 
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  • Setting up your sewing bits and pieces

    rhonda jean
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    I love hand sewing much more than machine sewing. Next month, I'm taking a trip to the Blue Mountains to visit my sister. I have no doubt that we'll do a lot of sitting around while we talk, knit and sew. We have plans for two outings - to visit my nephews, Johnathan and baby Alanna, and to the Brett Whiteley exhibition in Katoomba. We'll probably go out for lunch and morning tea a couple of
  • RIP Gough, you really made a difference

    rhonda jean
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Image from here. I couldn't let this pass without commenting on it. One of my political heroes (I only have two), Gough Whitlam, died this morning, aged 98. Gough was prime minister of Australia when I was in my early 20s and did he shake things up! He brought Australia screaming and kicking into the modern world. He implemented indigenous land rights and established the Racial
  • Local Green Hero Award

    rhonda jean
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
    I'm pleased to tell you that I won the Green Lifestyle Magazine's Local Green Hero Award yesterday. Other winners in the People category were David Holmgren, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Ben Dessen, who won the Junior Local Hero Award. I applaud David and Ben for the fine work they are doing. They're both leaders in this field. There was also a large group of organisations and
  • Weekend reading

    rhonda jean
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I'm busy here at the moment so there'll be fewer posts in the coming weeks. Be patient with me, I'll be back to a more regular schedule when I can be.  Thanks for your visits this week and if you commented, I appreciate the time you took to connect with me. It does make a difference to read those comments. It's like you're waving back to me from the great unknown. After reading the
  • When do you step away and say, that's it for today?

    rhonda jean
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    During the week I had a question from a young woman, Ms J, asking: As with all of us life tends to increase its demands at different times, whether it be work, additional family members, sickness etc. I was wondering at times like that, what chores do you tend to leave for when things settle down again? Well Ms J, you're right. I doubt there is anyone who can say everything goes smoothly,
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    ChewsWise Blog - Samuel Fromartz

  • Interview: Growing ancient wheat in the South of France

    Samuel Fromartz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ronald Feuillas in front of a young field of ancient wheat in southwest France I was  happy I got the chance to tell this story of Roland Feuillas, who grows and mills ancient varieties of wheat in the south of France. He also bakes the bread in the village of Cucugnon, not far from the border with Spain. The story, which  references windmills, a 16th century wheat, Jesus Christ and Terre Madre,  begins in this podcast at minute 1:30 and finishes around 8:15. Then the show segues into the remainder of the interview.
  • The world through a slice of bread

    Samuel Fromartz
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Long-termentation baguette Russ Parsons, the food editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wrote a terrific review of  In Search of the Perfect Loaf. He seemed to really get what I was after: celebrating the craft of bread making and all that it entails and also looking at the myriad ramifications of bread, which can be sliced in so many ways. Here are a few excerpts:Fromartz is much more than an obsessive cook. He’s also a fine reporter and writer. And “Perfect Loaf” is much more than a book about baking bread.In true bread baker fashion, Fromartz takes what might seem like…
  • Slow Food Interview -- In Search of the Perfect Loaf

    Samuel Fromartz
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sesame seed batard Reprinted from Slow Food BlogSep. 23, 2014By Megan Larmer, Manager of Biodiversity Programs at Slow Food USASam Fromartz’s book In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey was recently published by Viking and it’s already causing a stir. Mark Bittman tweeted it “bread book of the year.” The Washington Post described it as a "brilliant memoir." Alice Waters and Daniel Leader of Bread Alone have been singing its praises. He travelled through Europe and the US, working next to artisan bakers and perfecting his craft, but in…
  • A bread revolution underway? Here's what it looks like

    Samuel Fromartz
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Whole einkorn bread by Mike Zakowski, the Bejkr, in Sonoma, California I heard a comic say last night that instead of offering gluten free loaves, she would offer free gluten -- which is actually what I've been doing when I offer bread samples at book talks. And with those samples of free gluten I've found that people have been given permission to enjoy bread at a time when it's so often maligned.Then again, I'm not simply talking about bread, but rather all the facets of what it takes to make Great Bread like the loaf pictured above. The Wall Street Journal highlighted this in a piece by Jim…
  • Country loaf bread recipe - pain de campagne

    Samuel Fromartz
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Image source: Washington Post When I was interviewed for the Washington Post about In Search of the Perfect Loaf, I actually didn't have a recipe on hand that would work for the paper. Most of the recipes in the book are made with sourdough, the ingredients are measured by weight, and I explain them in detailed steps that run several pages in some instances. So what to do for a newspaper with limited space? I came up with this recipe, which still uses whole wheat, whole rye and white flour--classic components of the pain de campagne loaf. I also knew I wouldn't be able to use sourdough,…
 
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    FoodieTots.com

  • Carrot Coconut Soup {Vegan}

    foodietots
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Fall’s first cool weather means a return to soup season — and we’re celebrating by cooking this creamy vegan carrot coconut soup together. Soup making is a great time for kids to practice their knife skills, especially with a soup like this that will be pureed, thus masking the irregularity of the veggie cuts. Now that she is a very grown-up four, the foodie tot was glad to take over the task of peeling carrots. I also took advantage of the time to work on her garlic peeling and chopping skills — again, because the garlic didn’t need to be finely chopped. (If it…
  • Dr. Praeger’s Little Bites for Foodie Tots

    foodietots
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    This post is sponsored by Dr. Praeger’s. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in the press over a recent study that called the family meal stressful and unattainable. I’ll spare you my complete rant on the matter, but suffice to say that even yours truly takes short cuts when needed to get a healthy meal on the table on even the busiest of school nights. And I’m grateful to have a handful of real food products to fall back on from companies I can trust, like Dr. Praeger’s. I first purchased their Little Bites way back when the foodie boy was first starting on…
  • Back-to-School Lunch Box Taste Test

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

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

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

  • Cooking on the Clock: 5 tips for speeding up meal prep

    Suzanne Schilling
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    When it comes to creating a savory, amazing meal on a weeknight, most people think you have to stay home from work to cook for a few hours, but it's more than possible to put together sumptuous dishes in the same amount of time it would take to heat up a frozen pizza. You just have to put the right strategies in place. Here are five tips on getting speedy without sacrificing taste:1. Create a real pantry. Most of us don't do long-term menu planning, and that's fine, but being aware of what's available in your house and stocking your cupboards with go-to items can be a boon for quick meals.
  • Hunting for Dinner: Squirrel and dumplings

    Jamie Carlson
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    It's been almost two years exactly since I wrote my first article for Simple Good & Tasty, about taking my mother squirrel hunting for the very first time. Over the past two years, I've received some very good feedback about that article and best of all, I ended up meeting Mike Pugsley.A career musician in his 50s, Mike has been an avid shooter for most of his life but only hunted a couple times 20 years ago. He was interested in getting into hunting and doing some research online when he came across my squirrel article, in which I noted that I frequently take new hunters out and introduce…
  • Mallmann on Fire: Red and golden beet salad with radishes and soft-boiled eggs

    Elizabeth Millard
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    In honor of an upcoming Twin Cities visit by world-renowned chef Francis Mallmann, we provide this selection from his new book. Behold, the power of fire. This is one of the few fresh vegetable salads you can put together all through the winter. It is a favorite at my restaurant in Garzón, even in the summer. Very crunchy, very fresh. The eggs make it a complete light meal. I first had it on a trip to Australia with a number of other chefs, including David Tanis. If you don’t know David, he has had a very interesting life: For many years, he spent half the year as the chef at Chez Panisse…
  • Smitten with Squash: Glazed Brussels sprouts & butternut squash (with a bit of food history thrown in)

    Amanda Paa
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    On a chilly October morning, a stroll through my favorite farmers market yielded a large sack of winter squash from a lone man in the last row, his cheeks cherry red from the harsh wind. Unsure what to do with these odd-shaped ugly ducklings, I knew I was yearning for comfort food, seeking solace from a constant internal roar brought on by a chaotic job. Winter squash were not part of my cooking routine, but I sank into a rhythm as I peeled away the sandy brown rind of a butternut squash. As I revealed its gorgeous burnt-orange flesh, appreciation for the beauty of this squash struck…
  • Eat Your Medicine: Five common herbs that pack medicinal clout

    Elizabeth Millard
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Although I grow an array of vegetables every season, sometimes I still look across our fields and imagine lush medicinal gardens boasting fantastically named choices like feverfew, juniperus, damiana, or blackwort. Maybe, I think, I could even pull off some false unicorn? Then I realize that with the amount of wild plants bordering the farm — stinging nettle, evening primrose, lambs quarters, and plantain in abundance — along with culinary herbs, I really do have the medicinal garden of my dreams.Many herb books make a distinction between culinary and medicinal herbs, but the truth is…
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    Natural Health Ezine

  • Essential Oils Used in Thieves Blend

    Sharon
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    This article, Essential Oils Used in Thieves Blend, was originally published at Natural Health Ezine. There are various recipes and blends for Thieves oil in circulation today. In addition, the origins of the original Four Thieves Vinegar (or blend) vary wildly. However, the common consensus today is that the essential oils of rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, clove and cinnamon are the basis of any Thieves blend recipes. All of these essential oils possess the antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that make the blend popular for use against cold, germs and any other nasty diseases that might…
  • Making Natural Perfumes at Home

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

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

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

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

  • My Top 10 Organic Food Products from Seed Food & Wine Festival in Miami

    Max Goldberg
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    After Natural Products Expo West, Natural Products Expo East, and Fancy Food Show, I always name my Top 5 Organic Food Products for each trade show. Having just gotten back from the phenomenal Seed Food & Wine Festival in Miami, the country’s first plant-based food and wine festival, I was considering doing the same but in some ways it felt a little strange to do so. Seed Food & Wine Festival was not a trade show but was an event open to the general public. Furthermore, this festival felt more like a celebration rather than a critical showcase to impress buyers from retail…
  • Whole Foods launches Responsibly Grown, a Phenomenal Produce Rating System

    Max Goldberg
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    In my Wednesdays at Whole Foods column last December, I wrote about how the company would be rolling out a very innovative produce rating system in 2014. Well, the wait is over. After three years of exhaustive research, planning, and collaboration with suppliers, scientists and issue experts, Responsibly Grown, as the program is officially known, was just announced this morning. And my enthusiasm about this initiative back then has been echoed by many industry leaders today. THE PROGRAM Responsibly Grown is a produce rating system that assesses growing practices that impact human health…
  • Will GMO-Labeling Ever Happen?

    Max Goldberg
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
      Yes, will GMO-labeling ever happen throughout the U.S.? While I try to be as optimistic as possible and believe that it is a matter of when, not if, before GMO-labeling laws are put into place, here is the reality of what is going on. – A federal GMO-labeling bill doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction at all. This is largely because the ag-biotech lobby has spent close to $600M on campaign contributions and lobbying to make sure it doesn’t happen. Furthermore, President Obama has done absolutely nothing to push for GMO-labeling, even though he made a campaign…
  • What is .ORGANIC and Why You Need to Know About It

    Max Goldberg
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
      If you’ve been reading my recent emails to the Organic Food Industry group on LinkedIn or if you watched my video recapping the Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014, you probably noticed that I mentioned a company called .ORGANIC (“dotORGANIC”). And if you’ve been a little confused by it, I completely understand why. .ORGANIC is doing something that has never existed before – the company is offering organizations in the organic industry a .ORGANICdomain name. In the past, all of us have had the option of using a .com,…
  • Wednesdays at Whole Foods – Shopping from the Couch, Apple Time, Mini Golf, and Wine Bonanza

    Max Goldberg
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    On the first Wednesday of every other month, I have a column called Wednesdays at Whole Foods. It showcases the most interesting news, products, store events, and happenings at the company. SMART MOVES As the competition heats up in the organic retailing world, Whole Foods Market has announced some very compelling initiatives that will surely enhance the customer experience. - Home Delivery Whole Foods Market recently agreed to a partnership with Instacart, which will enable shoppers to have products delivered to them in as little as one hour. Additionally, customers will soon also have…
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  • The Bravest Thing I Have Ever Done!

    Luisa Rodriguez (Fruitfully Living)
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I was recently asked, “What is the bravest thing you have ever done?” As I quickly reflected on my life, I knew right away what the answer was. I have done some pretty crazy things. Some of them, in hindsight, I probably should not have done. However, ever since I was a little girl, I […]
  • Top 5 Things We Forget to Pray For

    Luisa Rodriguez (Fruitfully Living)
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    We have all have a list of things that we routinely pray for. And I would even venture to say that that list includes things like financial security, safety for ourselves and our kids, and the health of our loved ones. However, as I sat and listened to an amazing sermon this past week, it made […]
  • Life Lessons From a Speech Therapist!

    Luisa Rodriguez (Fruitfully Living)
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    When my daughter was about 18 months old, her pediatrician was concerned about her lack of vocabulary. Obviously nobody was expecting her to recite Shakespeare, but my kid was not saying anything at all other than Starbucks, Mama, and Dada. Yes, embarrassingly enough, Starbucks was her first word, but that is another story. Anyway, he recommended […]
  • Organizing Your Prayer Life

    Luisa Rodriguez (Fruitfully Living)
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    How many times have you told someone that you will be praying for them and then you forget to do so? At least I know I used to forget a lot. I, therefore, came to the realization that I needed to organize my prayer life. One of the simplest ways to do that is to keep a […]
  • A Minister to My Family

    Luisa Rodriguez (Fruitfully Living)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Sometimes spiritual epiphanies come after a struggle. Mine came after an argument with my husband. Without getting into too many details about our disagreement, the root of the argument stemmed from my frustration that my current family situation kept me from doing “God’s work.” As I prayed to God for guidance, he kindly spoke to […]
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  • Buy Quality Vegetal Hair Dye Online with Special Diwali Offers

    mygreenkart
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Vegetal Bio Hair Colour   Perfect attempts need to be made when you try to find the ultimate Vegetal hair dye that would suit for the best purpose. It is your own important choice which proves to be very important when you try to get the perfect one for you. You have to look forward to get the right source on whether you would really be able to find the best one that would prove to be very useful. If you manage to make your perfect choice, then it would really be able to make you feel glad of your own choice which you have made for you by finding the right one for you without any worry.
  • Enjoy Perfect Organic Products from Mygreenkart Online Organic Store

    mygreenkart
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    ORGANIC PRODUCTS When you wish to get hold of the perfect organic products, then you have to ensure that you make your best efforts to research online for the best one. This would for sure help you to get the right idea whether you would really be able to find the right one that would bring a big smile to your face. If you really wish to get the best organic products that would fulfill your requirements then you have t make sure that you visit Mygreenkart that would help you to find the perfect one that would help you to get the best satisfaction out of it.  So you have to make your own…
  • Hurry! Buy Khadi Beauty Products Online at Discounted Offer

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    20 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Khadi Beauty Products at Discounted Offer When you try to make your ultimate selection to buy the perfect quality Khadi beauty products, you have to get the best source online. It is important to make sure that perfect attempts are made to look at the best site that would prove to be the perfect one. For this looking at the testimonials is also very important if you really wish to get the perfect idea. If you are still not sure whether you would be able to get the perfect one for you, it is important to get in touch so as to get hold of the right information and make your doubts get cleared…
  • Brighten Up The Festival With Multicolor Diwali Light Set

    mygreenkart
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Multi Color Diwali Lights This Diwali, decorate your home like never before with gorgeous multi color Diwali light set. These Diwali lights are available in a variety of colors and types to suit your taste and preference. It is also made from tough PVC material and beautify your house. You can easily order these online today and get ready for the compliments of people who will visit your house. This would prove to be your perfect choice where you do not have to get tensed at all. Make your best choice online Go for different types of Diwali lights available like the super bright 90 LED string…
  • Is Any Organic Store Available Online which can Meet Your Daily Needs!

    mygreenkart
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Find the most trustworthy organic store: It is important to have trustworthy store from which we can buy fresh products for daily needs. Today, we can hear that every food product available in our nearby shops is contaminated which harms the health. The best solution is to start using the natural products of branded companies. The second thing is to have the famous store which can give you guarantee of freshness. Mygreenkart is one of the most popular organic stores which provide the opportunity to buy varieties of organic products online. This store is developed with the motive of promotion…
 
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