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

Listen For Me on WBAI Eco-Logic Show Tonight

Listen for me on WBAI Radio (Pacifica Radio in New York City) tonight, Tuesday, September 12 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET (5:00-7:00 PM PCT) on Ken Gale's Live ECO-LOGIC program. Listen on 99.5 FM in the NYC area or stream WBAI.org here. The discussion will revolve around the impact of food on land and water. Other guests … Continue reading Listen For Me on WBAI Eco-Logic Show Tonight

Eat Less Water Pre-Launch Book Tour Starts in NYC

The Eat Less Water (ELW) book tour has launched beginning in NYC. More events in NY are planned, including a reading in the John Hozka Community Garden featured in my Gardens and Water chapter, and a cooking demonstration in a private home in Brooklyn. For more information on these and other upcoming books readings please check … Continue reading Eat Less Water Pre-Launch Book Tour Starts in NYC

Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

"Get the good chocolate for yourself," advises author Simran Sethi, on her newly launched chocolate podcast,  The Slow Melt.  Good chocolate demands you place the decadent morsel in your mouth to slowly seep into each pore of the tongue. And as Simran Sethi discusses both in her podcast and book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of … Continue reading Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Dear Mr. Scott Pruitt (President Trump's Nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency), On warm winter afternoons, my daughter Estrella and I head to the beach.  She sits in the matching beach chair beside me with her sketch pad and Harry Potter book. But the books are quickly tossed on the beach towel. Instead, she … Continue reading America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

I hosted an impromptu brunch for 11. Bell pepper, onion, kale, cheese, and butter leftover from last week's farmers’ market were perfect ingredients for a tasty omelet. Apples and bananas leftover from the week's grocery trip earlier in the week, and oranges from our backyard tree became the fruit salad.  The guests, already in my … Continue reading Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day with “Green” Water Food

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by eating food produced with GREEN Water. Not literally green, but food grown with natural rain and moisture. Water footprint researchers assigned colors to water to help differentiate the types of water sources: blue, green and gray. Blue water is sourced from aquifers, reservoirs, and rivers that scribble across the landscape. … Continue reading Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day with “Green” Water Food