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Guess what this plant was supposed to be. Clues: It's a common herb, one that people seem to love or hate. It does not normally look like this, so the image is actually not much help. I don't know what went wrong, but whatever it was -- bad fertilizer, old seeds, radiation -- it went really wrong. To see what it's supposed to look like, check out the image below the fold. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 7:30am
Beta vulgaris ‘Touchstone Gold’
Pardon me while I climb onto my soapbox for a minute. Most Americans don't eat enough vegetables. Every once in a while, a story surfaces documenting this shortcoming, but not much changes.
That's really too bad, because there are so many delicious vegetables with real health benefits. Beets are a good example. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by MontanaMaven on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:07pm
I’m reading Tom McNamee’s succulent, savory and savvy book on Alice Waters. It’s called “Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution.” Berkeley, California in the 1970s is certainly trippy. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 2:05pm
Two great things about making banana bread -- well, three actually. One, you can use those too-ripe bananas instead of throwing them away. Two, you'll get several days' worth of healthier-than-a-doughnut-and most-cereals breakfast bread. And third, sometimes it's good to do something that occupies your mind -- without making you want to scream -- and produces a positive result. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 2:01pm
The largest heritage produce exhibit ever, with heirloom vegetables from all 50 states. Discussions and workshops on seed saving, home gardening, marketing, food politics and farming with recognized experts. Includes a Trade Show with more than 250 vendors, and poultry and livestock exhibit, too! Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 10:30am
For some reason, I have a feeling comfort food is going to be very popular during the coming months. But not just any comfort food. It has to be easy to make and inexpensive. It should keep for a few days (leftovers, yummmmm!). And the ingredients should all be real foods -- no substances with names that sound like answers to a chemistry pop quiz. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 3:37pm
UPDATED BELOW WITH EXCELLENT INPUT FROM MsExPat:
While we wait for the economic recovery to materialize (should be here any day now, right?), we still have to eat. So here, courtesy of my Jamaican neighbor, is a very simple recipe for what's known there as "peas and rice." It's cheap, keeps really well, and you can stockpile most of the ingredients in the disaster preparedness kit, which, I hope, we all have. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 10:34pm
A free, call-in event (pre-registgration required, see link below) organized by the Organic Consumers Association and Natural News, with live discussion. Topics include the myth of "coexistence" between organics and GMOs, and how grassroots action and truth-in-labeling can start to drive Monsanto's genetically engineered crops and foods off the market. This is the first in a series.
It is an action-oriented effort to help educate the public about the GMOs in foods that are being sold right now, in grocery stores and even health food stores across America (and around the world). Please note the time listed above is Central Standard. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 1:52pm
Submitted by twig on Sat, 12/18/2010 - 9:46pm
Help save seeds! Come to 2011's first monthly meeting of the Seed Library of LA!
If the weather is cold, dress warmly. The meeting is indoors at Venice High School, but budget cuts mean unheated buildings. Read below the fold...