How To Drink Tequila & Save Water

1 liter of tequila= 65 gallons of freshwater Come learn how to save water and drink tequila. Come learn how to save water with all your favorite food and beverage choices. On Sunday, February 25 from 6-8 PM, join me and Don Adolfo Murillo, maker of Tequila Alquimia for an EAT LESS WATER book reading…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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What Does An Omelette Have To Do With Clean Water?

Half the world population will experience freshwater shortages, referred to as water scarcity by 2030. Water scarcity is at our shore now. Supply and quality are the two leading causes of water scarcity according to the United Nations. Ask the people in Central Valley California who don’t have running water today. Or the people of Flint, Michigan who…

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The True Cost of A K-Cup

      The top complaint of organic food is cost. I admit that I too get sticker shock on organic food at times. A recent example was during a farm visit at Hawaiian Cloud Forest Coffee Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. A pound of coffee cost me $28 before shipping. But is…

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2016 Is The Year I Finish My Book Eat Less Water

Five years ago I had an idea to write the book Eat Less Water. The idea arrived while I was reading another book, “When The Rivers Run Dry.” The book written by Fred Pearce, introduced me to the concept of water footprint and virtual water and educated me to the fact that globally 7 out…

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How To Decorate With Less Water

The non-edible stuff in the average home has a water footprint of 200,000 gallons of water. Purchasing used furnishings is the reduce, re-use, recycle H2O model to home decorating.

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7 “Better” Ways to Save Water in Your Home Landscapes

Our definition of saving water needs to broaden to include strategies to keep water. This is especially true in our garden landscapes. While paving over grass with cement or replacing with artificial turf or stones saves water by reducing or eliminating the need to water, this strategy fails to KEEP any water, arguably more critical.…

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This Earth Day Hug a Sustainable Farmer

Farms keep getting larger and more specialized, but it is the last thing our Earth needs. We need more small to medium scale farmers who incorporate methods that enrich the soil, increase the nutrition of our food and use less water.

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Dr. Seuss Approved Green Eggs

My kids left for school in their pajamas. Today, the school cafeteria served green-dyed eggs and ham  to celebrate America’s favorite rhyming doctor. But I like to think Dr. Seuss, author of the Lorax, would prefer the green eggs I ate this morning. The eggs I scrambled  came from a new vendor at the Oxnard…

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