Plant Based Monday- Organic Berry and Greens Smoothie Recipe

  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

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

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

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

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

Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?

  "I don't want to go to a fermentation festival," complained Joaquin, my ten-year son. "I don't like kimchi or sauerkraut," he groaned. I reminded him of other fermented foods, which don't involve cabbage he likes, like salsa, pickles, kombucha and chocolate. He wasn't convinced, but he and my youngest daughter, Estrella had no choice … Continue reading Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?

4 Tasty Earth Day Recipes to Save the Planet

Food is a delicious gift from planet earth. Celebrate Earth Day with a feast of flavor. I offer you links to four recipes to eat your way through your Earth Day, including chocolate cake for dessert. But these recipes are a bit different than the standard. These recipes are designed to be action steps to … Continue reading 4 Tasty Earth Day Recipes to Save the Planet

The Water and Organic Food Daily-Subscribe

What if your newspaper gathered articles most important to you? It is what Paper.li does. Paper.li curates online content relevant to you from media outlets of all shapes and sizes. My newspaper is a collection of articles on organic food and water issues delivered to my email inbox daily. Today's paper includes articles such as … Continue reading The Water and Organic Food Daily-Subscribe