Monthly Archives: May 2011

Who Controls the Harris County Health Department?

We’ve just learned from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance that Harris County Health Department’s lobbyists (paid for with our tax dollars) have forced the addition of an amendment to the food bill SB 81 that deleted the words “or … Continue reading

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Zucchini Lasagna

I tried a new recipe this week and it turned out so great that my family thought I should share it.  We love meaty, cheesy lasagna, but, unless you can make your own pasta from soaked, freshly ground flour, what … Continue reading

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Baked Custard

We all want a treat sometimes. I do too, but I want it to be nutritious as well as delicious whenever possible.  Well, here’s one that’s both and we don’t need to feel guilty enjoying it–Baked Custard.  My family and … Continue reading

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The Bias Against Raw Milk Continues

A recent article on Time, Inc.’s RealSimple online network claimed to be about the “Health Benefits of Milk.”  The article included 6 types of “milk.”  Half of the 6 types weren’t even what most of us think of as milk … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Helped Defeat HB 75 To Allow Raw Milk Delivery

An April 21, 2011, KHOU.com article reported four illnesses in the Dallas, TX, area that were caused by drinking raw milk.   The article says that “four people, three of which [sic] were children, become seriously ill after drinking raw milk, … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From the Exploding Chinese Melons

Many sources are now reporting that the cause of the widely reported exploding melons in China is the application of growth chemicals, specifically forchlorfenuron.  Apparently the farmers, who were first-time users of the chemical, either applied too much of it … Continue reading

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Texas House Bill 75 About Raw Milk Delivery

A message from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) says that HB 75, which would have allowed delivery of raw milk to farmers’ markets and other agreed-upon locations, is dead for this year–it did not get out of the … Continue reading

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Help For Fire Ant Bites

This may not fit exactly with real food, but, in Houston, we have a problem with fire ants, and when they sting, they can hurt for days.  I got a fire ant bite a couple of weeks ago while weeding … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day Brunch at Georgia’s Farm-to-Market

I had a great time celebrating Mothers’ Day at Georgia’s Farm-to-Market brunch with my husband, daughter, and son.  We all enjoyed the food buffet–tender, tasty brisket from pastured beef; roast chicken from pastured chickens; lemon bass; lamb stew; salad bar; … Continue reading

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