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Focus on Local–Ojai Olive Oil

Ojai Olive Oil   I sure didn’t appreciate the beauty of the olive tree when I had one in the front yard of our first little house.  It was pretty, but I had no idea what was hiding in those little orbs.  The nutritional value of olive oil is vast.  From this website I learned that olive …

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Producer Spotlight–Gaia Farm Tour

What a Gorgeous Farm!     Have you ever wondered how those herbs get in the extracts, the tinctures, the capsules, the bulk boxes, and the tea bags?  We had the amazing opportunity to visit the Gaia Farm in North Carolina recently.     With the morning sun gently shining, we looked out over the …

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Let's Kick Off the Summer with Grass-fed, Organic Meats!

 It’s Good For You, Good for the Animals and Good for the Planet! While many people are choosing to go vegan or vegetarian, many others enjoy eating meat.  And if that includes you, how do you know the best meats for you, the animals, and the planet?     If you are confused by the …

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What's the Big Deal About Organic?

I May Be Preaching to the Choir, Here You may already be convinced that eating organic foods is the best thing for you, your family, and the planet.  But just in case you aren’t, here’s some information and some reasons why choosing organic makes a lot of sense.   First, a Definition of Terms “Organic” refers …

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Should you get on the Paleo bandwagon?

Eatin’ Like a Caveman… or Woman… There has been a lot of chatter about the Paleo Diet lately.  Have you wondered what it is all about?   Well, it is basically eating what our cave ancestors in the Paleolithic Age ate.   Meat       Free-range or grass-fed beef, pork, lamb, poulty, fish and …

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Reduce Your Waste for Earth Day!

It’s a Beautiful Thing When I was a teenager I went to visit my sister who was living is Seattle in a darling, tiny house.  She had strings of sweet peas lining the whole side of her garage, and I thought she had created paradise within sight of Lake Washington.  And to go in her …

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It's Almost Spring! Time to Get Your Hands in the Dirt!

Nothing Like Getting Dirty!      I love going into garden centers and seeing all of the little plants; It takes me back to when my mom and dad (with a lot of forced kid labor!) would plant a great big garden each spring.   And checking out all of the neatly lined-up packets of …

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Halloween Recipe Winner #2… Organic Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

We Love our Recipe Winners!        The bats are flapping their leathery wings against the Autumn breeze which carries the distant howl of a werewolf. Meanwhile, in an ancient castle teetering menacingly on a jagged cliff, a congregation of witches, ghouls and beasts guzzle down potions from bubbling cauldrons and laboratory beakers and …

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