Culinary Delights, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Change Yourself Change The World

The Earth is a Living Whole system
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From where I write, I see a forest dying—the legacy oaks drawn in gray lay down in droves, limb by lumbar. The madrones tilt and fall—even the redwoods tumble.

Not to sound like a privileged one during this time of war, future famines, and geopolitical unrest.

But I am sad and afraid right here and now as Climate Change transforms my world.

I have lived on this finger-ridge for 5 decades, and never have I witnessed native trees dying in such fever—especially at the tilt of the Earth defining this season.

We can all look outside and see that we must act swiftly if we’re going to prevent the worst of the climate catastrophes from coming.

While the outlook isn’t t positive, there are things we can do to bring the change we need to help turn the tide.

I believe one of the things holding us back is that we look for someone else to come up with solutions.

We can change the world by first changing behaviors and thoughts.

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Culinary Delights, What is Organic

My German Grandmother Boiled Her Chicken

How to cook a chicken?
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My grandmother was a small German woman born in the 1890s; she never drove a car nor microwaved a meal.

However, she taught me to ferment cabbage into sauerkraut, pickle gherkins and beans, mash freshly harvested potatoes and bake wonderous kuchens and kolaches.

She also boiled her chicken.

Those were the days of innocence and wonder. I remember the beauty of her deep brown eyes. They are mine now – and never questioned the pale boiled bird she served forth.

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Culinary Delights, well-being

Being Good in the Kitchen Will Help You Be Good in Bed

How to be Good in Bed?
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Don’t get me wrong, the theme of this article isn’t what your naughty mind has conjured up. I’ve been sick with flu-like symptoms and may, at this point, be an Omichondriac. I’ve been forced to spend endless hours in bed, trying to make myself comfortable and amused.

It afforded me time to ponder why I’m so good in the kitchen yet so poor at resting in bed. Both are healthy, nourishing activities that require certain skills.

Fostering these skills will help you cook and take a needed respite from life—all from the comfort of home.

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Culinary Delights, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

It’s Never Too Late to Start an Organic Food Business

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When I started working in the organic business, it was a small niche market. Thanks to living in Santa Cruz, California, an original organic hot spot, not many knew the farmers like I did.

Last year was unprecedented with far-reaching consequences for humans and our health, the environment, and the economy. Those concerns continue today—our lives remade by the global pandemic and unprecedented climate behavior.

Organic food sales and home delivery businesses are thriving as a result.

According to the Organic Trade Association’s Industry Survey, organic food sales surpassed $56 billion in 2020. It grew 12.8% percent—the highest rates recorded in organic in well over a decade.

The global online food delivery market is expected to grow from $115.07 billion in 2020 to $126.91 billion in 2021.

Since both organic food and delivery services are booming right now – it may just be a good time to activate your inner entrepreneur and start an organic food delivery service.  

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Culinary Delights, What is Organic

Poultry in Motion? Five Reasons Keeping Chickens Are a Good Idea

I once kept over 100 chickens. I was young and hen-tranced with the fancy breeds: Polish, Cochins, Plymouth Rocks, and Silkies. The poor little chicks would arrive in the mail, surviving transport only from their yolk sack. Once they had become full-feathered, I would show them at fairs and come away with a ribbon. They were pets; they gave me food and much more…

If you are always looking for ways to make a good contribution to the world, you might never have thought that keeping pet chickens would be a way to do it.

Chickens are dinosaurs, dating back to prehistoric times, and managed to survive the great meteor extinction, long enough for us to domesticate them. We keep the chickens safe, we feed them a balanced diet, and some of us even take them to the fair!

Why is keeping chickens so great? Here are five reasons to keep chickens if you want to foster a sustainable future for you and the planet.

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