The painting “Viva La Mujer,” by artist Chuy Rangel was leaning against the wall behind a door, forgotten for more than five months. Since moving to our new home I didn’t know where to hang her. As I contemplated International Women's Day and the women who inspire me I remembered the painting. I stopped what … Continue reading Viva la Mujer!
Maybe we are each born with a certain kind of soul. A friend shared with me a confession: her mind never stops singing. From the moment she wakes in the morning, a jazz track plays in her head. “Like a broken record,” she said. “Do you sing?” I asked her. “Not anymore... I wish the … Continue reading Write With Me in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
EXCITED to be featured on Rootstock Radio, a podcast that highlights individuals and organizations who work to improve the food and farming system in our country. The interview is now LIVE and available at the Organic Valley website and THIRTY stations on Public Radio around the nation. You can also listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you … Continue reading Organic Valley’s Rootstock Radio interview with Florencia Ramirez available now
SPECIAL CYBER MONDAY (and TUESDAY too) PRICING: BUY ONE GET 2ND FOR 1/2 PRICE FOR ADULTS and $5 dollars off for children SIGN UP Sign up for an Eat Less Water Holiday Tamale on Thursday, December 6 from 6-8:30 in Downtown Oxnard here. Last December I spread masa with over a hundred tamaleros (tamale makers) in … Continue reading EAT LESS WATER TAMALE COOKING CLASS IS BACK: VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, ORGANIC
The most effective place to save water is in the kitchen. It is why you often find me in my kitchen or in nearby home kitchen as part of the Eat Less Water Kitchen Table Book Tour. Invite me into your kitchen now from the Desk Yogi site with a FREE three month trial. Recently … Continue reading Invite me to your kitchen via Desk Yogi
Meat and dairy production is the largest users and polluter of water on the planet. If you make one change in your diet, EAT LESS MEAT AND DAIRY and SUPPORT DAIRY FARMERS AND RANCHERS who ROTATE their animals on ORGANIC pastures. In my book I describe what the very best in animal production looks like … Continue reading Plant Based Monday- Organic Berry and Greens Smoothie Recipe
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
Jonathan Bastian, the host of KCRW's newest show, The 805, interviewed me for the program aired on Friday, February 22. Listen here.
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
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