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Michael Simms: Elderberry Magic

In the Native American tradition, the elder is sacred. The soft whistling song I often hear in the branches has been heard by others as well. Elder’s long association with wind instruments suggests that the magical sound comes not from the wind but rather from the tree itself, as well as any instruments carved from elder branches.

July 16, 2022 · 11 Comments

Rachel Hadas: The Seeds

My former student sent me six or seven
little homemade packets—folded paper
labelled and taped. Inside each packet
she’d tucked a few heritage seeds:
squash, lettuce, kale, peas, more I am forgetting.

June 12, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rachel Hadas: Sourdough Starter

One batch of sourdough starter, it is said,
can trace its lineage generations back.
Each fresh loaf carries on the tangy smack…

May 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vegan Kitchen: Sweet Potato Taquitos with Cashew Cream

Recipe for Sweet Potato Taquitos Ingredients 2½ -3 cups chopped sweet potatoes (about 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes) 1 cup chopped carrots (about 3 medium carrots) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped red onion  1½ cups cooked black … Continue reading

May 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Derek Sarno | Wicked Stroganoff and other great recipes

Vegan chef Derek Sarno is on a mission to unleash the mighty power of plants, creating nutritious food from mushrooms and vegetables that’s full of texture and flavor — and good for the planet. (recipes included in this post)

January 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Henry David Thoreau: On Eating Animals

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilised.

January 8, 2022 · 3 Comments

Majid Naficy: Stroke

It was last week
Tuesday morning at seven
When in the shower
Your right arm became numb

January 4, 2022 · 4 Comments

Video: Happiness Family Farm

Rosata, her husband, Prosper, and son, Japhety, work year-round on their small farm to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for the Portland community.

October 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Erin Eberle, Anna Lappe: Eating in the Age of Climate Crisis

A recent analysis on land use estimated that livestock production uses 83 percent of the world’s farmland, yet provides only 18 percent of the world’s total calories.

October 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Brett Wilkins: Animal agriculture emits nearly 60% of greenhouse gases, according to new study

If people are concerned about climate change, they should seriously consider changing their dietary habits.

September 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Valerie Segrest: Cranberries are Good Medicine

Both Western and traditional medicine agree, cranberries are more than just tart and tasty.

November 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods

In this entertaining and informative talk, Brooke Goldner, MD tells how she suffered with lupus for many years until she developed a protocol that reversed her lupus and allowed her to live a full and healthy life. This protocol, as it turns out, also works on a multitude of other chronic diseases.

September 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michelle D. Holmes: Black Lives Depend on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Black Americans need science-based dietary guidelines in an acute way as they disproportionately benefit from federal nutrition programs that are mandated to follow the guidelines, such as school breakfast and lunch programs.

August 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Stephanie Hiller: COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement

Could this be the beginning of a new food economy?

May 28, 2020 · 4 Comments

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