Culinary Delights, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

Is Your Garden Flourishing? It’s Never Too Hot to Prep for the Winter Months

 

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Hunkering in place has done curious things to me. I have begun to push seeds into the soil. I planted cranberry beans once rescued from the UCSC Farm and Garden and grown again by a beauty named Faith. She once lived next door and sprouted many seeds.

My friends, Mary and Dan, gave me worms. If I take care of them, they’ll give me castings for my garden.

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Getting out in the garden feels like a reprieve, and I am appreciating outside space more than ever. Continue reading “Is Your Garden Flourishing? It’s Never Too Hot to Prep for the Winter Months”

Culinary Delights, Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

There are no Bones about it! New Research Shows Organic Meat is Better for you and the Environment

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Photo by Victoria Shes on Unsplash

Just when it was okay to begin ending of our social distancing and meet up, social and racial unrest erupted. Curfews and military violence take the headlines. For good reason, we’re all a bit more rattled, not only our bodies but now also our souls.

As we sift our way towards some semblance of normal, it’s important to take care of ourselves by eating right. Does that include eating meat? Continue reading “There are no Bones about it! New Research Shows Organic Meat is Better for you and the Environment”

What is Organic

Faltering on The Home Stretch? Why Life Under Lockdown Is Stressing Us Out

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All over the country and the world, the COVID-19 lockdown is carefully drawing to a close. It’s not because people are no longer dying from the disease—they still are. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus pandemic is a long way from being over and continues to rise globally.

In many cases, it’s because of the sheer lobbying power of corporations forcing the hands of the world’s governments and politicians to reopen the economy. The lockdown measures are being eased despite medical scientists and epidemiologists arguing to the contrary (at least in some countries).

Whether you agree that lockdown measures should be drawn to a close or not, lockdown measures will likely be relaxed where you live in a matter of months, weeks or even days.

Do you have mixed feelings about this? I do! Continue reading “Faltering on The Home Stretch? Why Life Under Lockdown Is Stressing Us Out”

Culinary Delights, well-being, What is Organic

Putting the Myths About Veganism on the Chopping Block

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As we look at a world that is becoming increasingly frayed around the edges, it’s not surprising that more of us are looking at the possibilities offered by a plant-based diet.

There’s no getting around the environmental impact of eating meat, along with the downright cruel nature of factory-farmed animals. Being a carnivore raises both ethical and health concerns.

Even with all these facts, many people are reluctant to make a change in their diets to a more plant-based approach.

Part of the reason is simple animal magnetism—many of us enjoy the taste of meat. We’re reluctant to give up our culinary preferences.

Which is understandable, for sure.

For some of us, the reluctance to adopt a plant-based approach is based on one of the myths about veganism.

So, perhaps, it is time to take a look at some of those myths and bust them. Continue reading “Putting the Myths About Veganism on the Chopping Block”

Culinary Delights, well-being, What is Organic

You Are Important! 3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Yourself Well

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Right now, we may very well feel that keeping sane is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve. Whether we are still in lockdown or trying to make a better life for ourselves, we must remember that when we go without, we often struggle.

We have to remember that when we are struggling for the benefit of staying safe, improving our resilience, or just staying healthy, there’s a lot to be said for treating ourselves along the way.

A lot of people feel guilty if they do something nice for themselves. But I find there are good reasons for everyone to treat themselves well. Continue reading “You Are Important! 3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Yourself Well”