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Monthly Archives: September 2011
There’s a rally in Austin this Sunday, October 2, to support the requirement to label foods that contain GMOs. The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) is supporting the rally. FARFA makes a good point about the FDA’s having allowed GM crops to … Continue reading
After finding a good, local source of freshly ground flour and corn meal, I made cornbread, in an iron skillet, of course. I used the cornbread recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The organic whole wheat flour and organic … Continue reading
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Georgia and Rick Bost will open a new restaurant, Georgia’s Market Downtown, in early November, located at Main and Prairie. The Bosts are the owners of Georgia’s Farm-to-Market grocery store and cafe on the Katy freeway and … Continue reading
There’s more than one way to eliminate the small raw milk dairies. There is a war on raw milk, but those attacking raw milk don’t always carry guns. The costs of producing safe raw milk were just too high for … Continue reading
We really enjoyed the two days at the conference in San Antonio’s Pearl Stable September 12-13–the presentations, panel discussions, wonderful lunches, and of course, the movie Farmageddon. Monday’s keynote speaker was Dr. John Ikerd, author of Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common … Continue reading
I have just learned about an important event coming up soon. There will be a Rally for Real Food in Austin at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2011, from Noon to 3 PM. The rally is promoting a … Continue reading
Many Texas organic farmers have been devastated by the wildfires that are raging across the state. Generous Iowa organic farmers have donated “2 truckloads of premium certified organic hay for certified organic producers” to help the Texas organic farmers, but … Continue reading
Piero Sardo has written an excellent post about the high cost of the efforts of the experts to ensure the safety of our food by sterilization, i.e., pasteurizing milk, irradiating meat, etc.. Sardo is the president of the Slow Food Foundation … Continue reading
I’ve learned from a reader that there are two coffee shops in the Houston area that serve unhomogenized, lightly pasturized milk with their coffee. They are Pearland Coffee Roasters and Catalina Coffee Shop. If you really like your coffee, you might … Continue reading
Blue cheese dressing I like blue cheese salad dressing but have been avoiding it because almost all commercial brands use soy oil as the base for salad dressings, including mayonnaise. Someone recommended using raw sour cream as a salad dressing, … Continue reading