Book Reading and Organic Beer Tasting @ Book Catapult in San Diego

Join me tonight at San Diego's newest independent bookstore, Book Catapult on Thursday, March 8 at 7 PM. The water footprint of one bottle of beer is 32 gallons of fresh water. Come listen and taste how to save water with your beer choice. San Diego's first organic beer, Protector Beer will be available to … Continue reading Book Reading and Organic Beer Tasting @ Book Catapult in San Diego

An EAT LESS WATER Follow That Chef at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market & The Gourmandise School

Join me and Chef Heather Worrell of Farm and Flame THIS WEDNESDAY March 7 at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. We are participating in the FOLLOW THAT CHEF program, a collaboration between the Santa Monica Farmers' Market and The Gourmandise Cooking School. Participants are treated to a FREE cooking class led by chefs. The class begins at … Continue reading An EAT LESS WATER Follow That Chef at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market & The Gourmandise School

Water And The Future Event Feb. 24 @ 8PM at Boston Court in Pasadena, California

Red Hen Press writers Florencia Ramirez and poet Tess Taylor share the stage on Saturday, February 24 at 8PM with musicians Alexander Miller and Patricia Cloud for an evening of readings, music, and discussion on the importance of water in this age of heavy consumption. The evening is designed to be a conversation about water … Continue reading Water And The Future Event Feb. 24 @ 8PM at Boston Court in Pasadena, California

Let’s Bake Organic Bread and Change the World Together

Join Chef Heather, from Farm & Flame catering/food truck and me, Florencia Ramirez, at the Farm and Flame commercial kitchen to bake and break bread together this Thursday, January 18 from 6:00-8:00 in Westlake Village, CA. Upcoming class on Wednesday, January 31 in Downtown Oxnard's Fresh & Fabulous. On Wednesday, Heather and I met at … Continue reading Let’s Bake Organic Bread and Change the World Together

Cooking Up a Storm With Edible San Luis Obispo & Wine Country

The movement to eat less water is growing. Later this month I will cook up a storm in a San Luis Obispo, California kitchen. I will be joined by organic dry farmers John DeRosier, featured in the Wheat & Water chapter and Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farms. It will be a tremendous evening of food, … Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm With Edible San Luis Obispo & Wine Country

Tamale Cooking Class: Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic

Sign up for a Holiday Tamale class here. All great tamale makers (tamaleros) have no written recipe. Their cookbook is visceral; they know how much ingredients to use by the look, feel, and taste. When I asked the organic farmer featured in the Produce & Water chapter, Nelida, for her tamale recipe, she said, “Chop … Continue reading Tamale Cooking Class: Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic

Eat Less Water National Book Release PARTY & READING November 1, 2017 at Leashless Brewing

It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish Eat Less Water (ELW). But as Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  The official release date is on November 1, 2017, and I want you to help me celebrate with a glass of organic beer.   Join me on … Continue reading Eat Less Water National Book Release PARTY & READING November 1, 2017 at Leashless Brewing

Eat, Drink and Make a Difference

The average home price in Half Moon Bay is $1,110,200 and forecasted to rise by 2% this year alone. With a minimum wage of $10.50 in California, it's hard to imagine how individuals and families working in farms, restaurants, and shops catering to the tourists that pour into the idyllic seaside city make ends meet. … Continue reading Eat, Drink and Make a Difference