Posted on July 15, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
SAVOR THE REIGN OF REGIONAL FOODS
Consider Boston cod, Georgia peach pie, Florida’s Indian River grapefruit, wheat from Kansas, heirloom tomatoes from Colorado,
Michigan sour cherries, Texas pinto beans and California wines.
While the definition of American cuisine is difficult to pinpoint, it definitely exists in regional form, say the Americans polled by the James Beard
Foundation. It’s the particular tastes of the places we call home.
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Posted on June 1, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Shifts toward sustainability in the wedding industry are now allowing brides and grooms to achieve the wedding day of their dreams in budget-friendly ways.
Couples are using the big occasion as an opportunity to nurture their personal and financial well-being, protect the environment and support their communities. We may all be inspired by their example in choosing these top sustainable alternatives to standard wedding practices.
There’s No Place Like Home ~ From venues to menus, couples are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their budgets by keeping celebrations “all in the neighborhood.” Backyard weddings are helping guests cut back on travel, and caterers are responding to clients’ demands for more locally produced food. Wedding favors and decorations come from local artisans and shops.
Floral Options ~ Conventional cut flowers are expensive, plus, they’re grown with pesticides and have a huge carbon footprint, so couples are instead decorating with living succulents and paper flowers. Many will eschew the floral look altogether by using soy candles, fruit and found objects for table centerpieces and bouquets.
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Posted on April 17, 2010 by Natural Awakenings
Ten Reasons to Take Back the Plate
We’re all cooks now. Or at least, we should be. The word is spreading about healthy home cooking and its connection to sustainable, local food. Here are 10 reasons to help you get cooking with conviction.
1. It’s economical
Home cooking saves money. At a restaurant, you’re spending dollars on the cost of running somebody’s business.
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