Urban Hippie / local organic farming

  • First fruits of my labor (or as we normally refer to them - tomatoes)!

    Happy Tuesday all!!! I hope you are enjoying your summer as much and I am. My little garden has birthed its first tomatoes and I couldn't be more proud. Our friend Jeremiah (who is a master chef - seriously) was over Sunday night for cheese and wine, so we picked the ripe tomatoes and ate them with a dash of salt! So wonderful! Look for an entry from Jeremiah soon, with a some yummy recipes. He is the only reason I think I have any knowledge of cooking. Under the tutelage of Jeremiah and my friend Joceline I have learned...

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  • Urban Garden update & the 4th of July!

    Well, I am so excited to announce I have my first RED tomato! Just in time for all the 4th of July celebrations (and boy was my neighborhood hopping with fireworks last night)!   First, the garden and then fireworks! This guy just turned red on the 4th of July. Want to give him a few days to vine ripen and then it's down in my belly with a little olive oil and salt! My husband and I had this wonderful basil mixed in with burrata (fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream). We put it on fresh garlic bread and it was amazing. Last...

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  • 'In Defense of Food' and why it will help your skin

    What's the largest organ?  Your Skin How often does is regenerate? Every 27 days Why is this important? Because it's not just what we put ON our body that matters, but it's also what we put IN our body that matters. I know this is probably not new news to you, but it's a critical part of creating beautiful skin. Your body needs good material to work with in order to create new, healthy skin.  "In Defense of Food" is a great book by Michael Pollan who also authored "The Omnivore's Dilemma." His whole philosophy about food and nutrition can...

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  • Kentucky Bluegrass, good friends and organic farms

    Hey all! As you know, your skin is as much about what you eat as it is about what you put on it. I don't think I can stress enough the importance of whole food eating. I am refraining from calling it "nutrition" because we have become focused on the nutritional value in something and lost sight of the beautiful food all around us.  While visiting friends in Lexington, KY over the past few weeks, I continued my journey to find fresh, local food. I did a little research on EAT WILD to find a local farm and I discovered PIKE...

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