25May

Ending Food Deserts in Our Country

“We heard stories of nurses who would actually buy food, bring it into the health center, and distribute it to their clients, because that was the only way for them to get food,” Perry says. This NPR article provides a clear understanding of the dilemma in a simplest terms. One of my concerns regarding the […]

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22May

The Sacred Table, a meaningful food ethic

In this video interview Rabbi Mary Zamore discusses her book, The Sacred Table, that supplies the basic how-to’s of creating a meaningful Jewish food ethic and incorporating these choices into your personal and communal religious practices. The book is a collection of opinions and voices expressing current thought on the spirituality of food, gratitude, eating […]

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21May

Does organic food turn people into jerks? – NBC article

‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like ‘You didn’t bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn’t bring your own bag.’ It was like a ‘Portlandia skit.’ They were […]

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20May

The Recipe Box Urban Garden Update 5-20-2012

The Recipe Box Urban Garden is taking shape. Seedlings are growing nicely now that there is good sun and no more signs of frost here in Northeast Ohio. A wonderful bulk plant buy through the Neighborhood Progress, Inc. has brought nice strong plants to the garden. It’s very exciting. Here are a few pictures!   […]

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17May

Starting Something

It seems like this is the year to start new things. Besides deciding to jump offline and return to college, I’ve totally embraced the local emerging urban agriculture movement. Between studies I’ve been attending workshops and walking tours offered by the local producers and the Ohio State University extension office representatives. I’m very excited, to […]

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26Apr

Seeds of Change Organic Seed Packets Giveaway

Teach your kids where food comes from – start a garden! Are you a teacher? Here’s a giveaway just for you ~ Seeds of Change is awarding schools (grades K-8) nationwide with 25 million Seeds of ChangeĀ® 100% certified organic seeds to support and encourage “sowing and growing” organic school gardens. Learn about this special […]

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26Apr

Zion’s Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe was passed down to my mother from my grandmother. This side dish is usually a Thanksgiving dish, but we have it with any meal. I love it so much–I made it myself!! Ingredients 3 Cup mashed cooked potatoes 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup melted butter 2 eggs well beaten 1 tsp vanilla (but […]

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20Mar

Zion’s Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

A few months ago, my sister and I were on the computer looking for something else, when we said, “Mmmmm that looks good–we should make that”. Two weeks later, we did just that! Fun Fact: The coco powder and the butter milk will make a brownish red for your whoopee pies. Ingredients: 2 cup all-purpose […]

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16Mar

White rice and diabetes risk

A study researching the link between white rice and the risk of Type 2 diabetes at Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health discovered that people who ate three to four servings of white rice a day were more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who ate one to two servings a week. The […]

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