Hurray! We are now located at www.fieldtofoodie.com, thanks to my amazing sister. : )
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Are you tired of eating American "Cheese"? I sure hope so. In fact I hope you've never had the stuff. Did you ever notice how it says "CHEESE PRODUCT" right there on the bottom of the pack?
Actually American Cheese used to be real cheese. It was a blend of Colby and Cheddar cheeses. But now, it's made of... well I can't really find out ; ) I wonder why not...
Anyway, the real reason I'm writing about cheese is, FieldtoFoodie is hosting their first ever class on, you guessed it CHEESE MAKING!!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"The soil across the North American continent was exceedingly rich in bacteria and other organisms for thousands of years, and every civilization it supported enjoyed the bounty it produced. After World War II, however, these natural soil organisms were displaced as a result of chemical farming and pesticide usage by commercial agribusiness.Years ago, the food we harvested from the field was covered with beneficial microorganisms that "became part of us" when we ate the produce. Today, America's soil is essentially sterile. Pesticides and herbicides are believed to be the "total solution" in the natural world. They kill virtually every microorganism they touch, much as our overuse of medical antibiotics has reduced the humans gut into a burned-out minefield, destroying the good guys along with the bad guys.As we have stated, most people aren't exposed to large enough quantities of microorganisms from our soil, dust, air, water, and foods to achieve optimal health on a daily basis. One exception might be veterinarians who specialize in treating large animals. It is estimated they take in large amounts of microorganisms and animal dung involuntarily (primarily though the lungs) when exposed to large herd of livestock.One veterinarian in the Midwest spends most of his time tending large herds of livestock--on-site in the barns, feeding areas, and fields. Hies associate noticed he was virtually impervious to the usual strains of E coli and other contaminants in old food and even "chemistry accidents" in the clinic refrigerator. His immune system was like iron, and he very rarely suffered from colds or the usual respiratory complaints, conceivable from his exposure to a wide variety of microorganisms.For most of us, however, our overly sterile environment, which has virtually severed our healthy relationship to the earth, is seriously weakening our immune systems. And the sterility of our foods isn't helping our immune systems either. We have learned to increase "shelf life" by irradiating or chemically treating our produce and prepared foods to kill microorganisms. These modern, high-tech processing methods used by food manufacturers remove and destroy man of the most important life-giving nutrients in our food."
Saturday, February 6, 2010
On my list of things to do for today, my Mom wrote, "Plan the Garden". It's that time of year...
What am I planting in my family's garden?
Well, seeing that its me planning this puppy, the following:
3. Catnip (Don't really know why...)
2. Arugula (I love this stuff!)
1. Onion (One of my favorite vegetables : )
1. Orange Bell
2. Donkey Ear
1. Rattle Snake Watermelon
2. Snow Pea
3. Armenian Cucumber
4. Lemon Cucumber (These are really good for juggling : )
1. Big Italian
2. Baylor Paste
3. Red Zebra
We already have existing black berry (thorns and thornless) and blue berry bushes. They are just a little out of control, but that's going to change this year... : )
How about you? Do you have special veggies that you always plant? Anything I'm missing that you think I should have?