A Cup of Tea and Tisane (Tisane Recipe)

Outside of water, tea is the second most popular beverage of choice in the world. Tea plants prosper in hot, rainy climates. This explains the water footprint of 5.5 gallons of water needed to cultivate the leaves in a single tea bag. The largest producer of tea is China followed by India and Kenya. I … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and Tisane (Tisane Recipe)

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Summer Pie with Crumb Top…easy, water-sustainable and delicious (Fruit Pie Recipe)

I am a big believer in Michael Pollan's Food Rules on dessert. I paraphrase the rule but it something like, only eat homemade dessert. Not only has this rule saved me hundreds of thousands of calories but it allows me to control the source of my ingredients. I volunteered to bring dessert to a dinner … Continue reading Summer Pie with Crumb Top…easy, water-sustainable and delicious (Fruit Pie Recipe)

The Grip of Severe Droughts

Ninety percent of agriculture worldwide is rain-fed, grown with green water. Rain-fed food requires no irrigation because the crop is sustained during the dry summer months with spring rainfall. But our global climate is moving us into unchartered territory. According to the United Nations World Water Report, our planet will warm anywhere between 2 and … Continue reading The Grip of Severe Droughts