Farming and Food Sustainability

My Secret to Health and Weight Loss 1

My secret to health and weight loss is one that isn’t mainstream yet, but it’s slowly growing in popularity. I still am amazed to find people every day that haven’t heard of it. CSA The wide variety of vegetables I receive has enabled me to get more veggies into my […]

Broccoli Salad


Why is Cow Dairy – Milk, Yogurt and Cheese Inhumane?

A few weeks ago I got a great question/comment from a reader asking, “Why is cow dairy – milk, yogurt and cheese inhumane? I’ll break down the facts. And I’ll share a few tidbits on why it’s not healthy to boot.   We tend to think of only slaughterhouses when […]

Know Your Vegetables Workshop

This weekend was the KYV Farm Know Your Vegetables workshop-what a great success!  With almost 30 people in attendance we all snuggled up, and since space was limited we unfortunately had to turn a few back-but don’t despair!  We will plan another soon. Click here if you attended the workshop […]

Take Action Against Monsanto!

On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits. In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has […]

Know Your Vegetables Workshop, Saturday, January 28, 2012

Know Your Vegetables What can you make with all your CSA vegetables? Are you storing them properly to prolong their freshness? How can you get your kids to eat them? To all existing, new, and future CSA members: Come join us at 1670 Borrow Pit Road, Switzerland, FL on Saturday, […]

Peas and Pasta Alfredo

Pasta Alfredo with Fresh Peas, Spinach and Eggplant 1

Attend a Farm-to-Table dinner and you’ll be inspired to make fresh dishes such as this Pasta Alfredo with Fresh Peas, Spinach and Eggplant. If you don’t have a Farm-to-Table dinner on the books, allow my recap of our recent one, hosted by the Floridian in St Augustine, featuring KYV farm, Terks Acres […]

Plastic Free Options from Pockets of Sage

An awesome local company that offers plastic free lunch packing options – Pockets of Sage! (Source) As a follow up to my post last week about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch I wanted to share an option for replacing your plastic sandwich/snack bags and grocery bags. I found Sarah from Pockets […]

Pockets of Sage

Free Range Yoga Success!

Before I get to my recipe of the week (featuring pumpkin!), I’ll share a bit from my weekend. On Saturday I hosted a yoga workshop we playfully named “Free Range Yoga” featuring Yoga Den and KYV farm benefiting Slow Food.  Considering the weather was cold and very breezy we had a […]

Update to the Farm to Table Dinner on November 15th

Update for the Farm to Table Dinner on November 15th. Due to popular demand, there will be a vegetarian option available for $25.00 prior to November 8th and $30.00 after.  The appetizer will be meatless and the main will consist of tempeh right from the Gainesville area.  The meat option […]

Farm to Table Event 9-15-2011 organized by….me! 1

You, my blog friends, are the first to hear of the most fabulous event ever happening this November.  If you are going to be in St Augustine or Jacksonville, FL I hope you can attend! November 15, 2011 Farm to Table Dinner at the Floridian, 39 Cordova Street St. Augustine, FL […]

What my plant-based meals look like

Ready live a plant-based lifestyle? If you’re wondering what the heck you’ll eat, here’s what a day in my plant-based life looks like. Maybe you’ll nab some inspiration! Very recently I’ve been getting lots of looks like I have three heads and then the question “Well then what ARE you eating?”.  If […]

Oatmeal with Fruit

Easy Tacos with Fresh Grilled Vegetables 8

Remember how I mentioned that most Florida farms are ending their farm shares for the summer?  Well there is one farm that is not only growing cucumbers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes and peppers, but giving her produce away to the homeless.  Talk about paying it forward!  I definitely see some great […]

Open Faced Omelette with Fresh Goat Cheese from Our Visit to Terks! 11

  Terks Acres  Saturday afternoon my mom, daughter and I got in the car and drove off into the balmy Florida afternoon heat.  We were on the way to Terks Acres, a goat farm about twenty minutes south for a tour of the farm from Sharon TerKeurst herself.  Old oak trees laden with Spanish moss […]

Rustic Spinach-Garlic Spanish Tortilla 14

Spanish Tortilla is simply a potato and egg omelet cooked with olive oil.     Ever since that spring day at the farm when we celebrated the warmer weather with a farm-to-table potluck, and I had the good fortune of trying a fellow member’s Spanish Tortilla, I have wanted to […]

A Visit to Timberlin Creek Inspires a Summer Veggie Baba Ghanouj 12

Last Thursday, as I stepped out of my car and grabbed my camera bag I was excited.  I was finally going to meet the award winner Kathleen Damiano and see her famous garden at Timberlin Creek Elementary School.  I signed in and waited up front for her to come get me.  As soon as […]

Purple Basil Vinaigrette 12

Another Saturday at the St Augustine Farmers Market. This time we went with a mission…. We saw some really cool gift ideas but that wasn’t what we were here for so we kept browsing. Saw some gorgeous flowers. ….but that’s not it either….. Visited Terks Acres Goat Farm booth. (I’m dying […]

Bring on the School Gardens! 3

Have you read the article by Mark Bittman, Do Georgia’s Child Obesity Ads go Too far? They have placed overweight children on billboards with the statements,“Chubby kids may not outlive their parents,” Or: “Big bones didn’t make me this way. Big meals did.” In the article he presents two differing […]

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada 16

Enjoy champagne mango, creamy avocado, sweet onion and tender lettuces nestled on top of crunchy pita in my Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada.  This one is going down in the favorites.   Today my daughter and I had our last CSA pickup for the season and what a […]