Monthly Archives: December 2010

Should We Eat Less Meat To Save the Environment

I found this interesting book that sounds like it has some ideas common to Joel Salatin on working with nature and operating a small, smart, and profitable polyface farm.  The book is “Meat” A Benign Extravagance Simon Fairlie presents in-depth … Continue reading

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Upside Down Leftover Jam Cake

Here is a yummy way to use up your leftover jam.  If you like pineapple upside down cake then you are in for a treat. It’s also brilliantly easy, because you go through all the same steps you normally do … Continue reading

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Handmade Organic Chocolate Chip Biscotti

They suggest dipping these in dessert wine…  I don’t need the wine to have a reason to eat these. Ingredients • 2 cups all-purpose certified organic flour • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic, fair trade cocoa powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1 … Continue reading

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Rob Zombie Organic Coffee Is Fair Trade

Rob Zombie is offering fair trade coffee beans?  Rock on dude! Choose From French Roast Organic Or Peru Organic Whole Bean Coffee You can see it here:  http://robzombie.shop.bravadousa.com/Dept.aspx?cp=30708_41622    

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Should You Buy Organic At The Grocery Store

Is organic safer than conventional?  Do you have kids you want to protect from toxic residues? The easiest question to answer is whether organic foods have less pesticide residue than conventionally grown foods. The answer is a pretty clear yes. … Continue reading

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Cranberry Chutney Marmalade In A Jar

I love the sauces in a jar recipes.  Here is another good one with pictures! makes 2 to 2 1/2 pints 1 cup orange juice3 cups fresh cranberries1 orange, seeded and finely chopped1 tart apple, cored and minced12 dried apricots, … Continue reading

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Soy Food Products Associated With Asthma Problems

Soy should not be considered a “health” food.  If you have asthma you should read this entire article…  You may be interested to know that epidemiologists consider soybean dust to be an “epidemic asthma agent.” Read more here:  http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/soy-and-the-lungs.html  

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Organic vs Local For Carbon Emissions

The concepts of “Organic” and “Local” tend to get scrambled when talking about climate change and the impacts of farming.  Again, without having to consult any experts, it is obvious that for us, carrots produced in Lantzville contribute significantly less … Continue reading

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Share Your Organic Garden Weed Problems

Some good weed problems are showing up in the comment section of this blog post.  Check them out and contribute if you can!  Next spring we should should get a great article to help solve tough weed problems.     Gardeners, … Continue reading

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Cracker Barrels Adding Electric Car Charging Stations

Cracker Barrels in Tennessee are going hi tech and adding electric charging stations at multiple locations.  This is a great example of a private company driving innovation in infrastructure.  This will reduce dependence on foreign oil and reduce emissions in … Continue reading

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