Saturday, May 30, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Here are a few fun weekend inspirations.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
This lemonade is a beautifully aromatic with a subtle Moroccan flavor with cinnamon and a gorgeous deep pink color.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Farm to table.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
The weather has been so beautiful, warm and sunny that it made me forget the long winter in one swoop. It is cooling down a bit and there will be a few days of rain but that is ok because the wildfire danger with the dry brush and leaves from last season is very high at the moment. In one week the world went from naked and brown to green lawns and budding green trees. Summer, basically. It is graduation weekend, the good weather might even stick around long enough for commencement photos, and then the town will be empty of undergrads and it will return to its summer languishing pace.
The farmers markets are officially starting again, riding through town brings the aroma of steak on the grill to my nose, and graduation and good-bye-for-the-summer get-togethers happen everywhere.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
This morning I read somewhere that now Prince William made it official and single-handedly registered his new daughter, Princess Charlotte, at the registrar. Love the unabashedly "Occupation: Prince of the United Kingdom". It looks like there is really a job description of prince and princess, instead of it being a title.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
We have a streak of early summer --- temperatures are up in the 70s! happy dance. Poor students, they still have finals week ahead. But I am sure they will come up with creative ways of learning in the sun.
So, what’s on the food calendar for May, up here in the Northeast?
- fava beans
Here are few food inspirations, mostly for myself. Pesto panzanella salad.
Friday, May 1, 2015
So, this is a little bit of anti-sponsored information (I could probably be paid to not post it), but I came across this campaign on Facebook this morning. The anti-GMO movement is not new, however, what was new to me is that Quaker, of the beloved Quaker oats, seemingly the mothership of healthy food, actually used genetically modified organism as ingredients. Say, what? Bye-bye, Quaker oats. Will look for an organic alternative at Wholefoods.
Today, it is unclear which long-term effect GMO foods have; however, it makes common sense that since they were engineered to withstand the use of herbicides and pesticides better, they are often doused with those, which cannot be healthy for the food, nor the environment or the people living close to those crops (graphic pictures…)/ People start to have higher rates of autoimmune diseases, cancers at young age, so this is not unrelated. Why do the companies do it? Of course, to have a higher crop yield, sell more roundup and who cares about the consumer. GMOs and Monsanto are banned in many European countries, but in the US Big Business tries to shut up the consumer, and the government is not much (responsible) help either in protecting the consumer.
This is a petition to write to Quaker and PepsiCo and ask them to at least support labeling of genetically-modified organisms in consumer products. So far they have spent millions (like Monsanto) to block legislation. ---
So, if you care what you eat and what the environment looks like in 20 years for your kids, consider signing the petition. (—> link)