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!
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
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
Jonathan Bastian, the host of KCRW's newest show, The 805, interviewed me for the program aired on Friday, February 22. Listen here.
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
In my forthcoming book, Eat Less Water, I list the top five action steps to initiate in your kitchen to save water. Cooking meals at home as much as possible is one of them. When you cook meals, you control the source of your ingredients. Only then can you ensure the food you eat is water sustainable. Water … Continue reading Why Homemade Food is Better
I hit the send button for my completed manuscript for Eat Less Water (with a little help from my three children)! It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish. But as Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it's done." My book research extended from California … Continue reading Eat Less Water Coming to Bookstores Near You Fall 2017
Serendipity or destiny? I once called Chicago home. I attended University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. It is where I learned to be a researcher, labored over economic derivatives, and got over my fear of math (mostly). At the University of Chicago, I attended my first Creative Non-Fiction class. It is there amongst … Continue reading Sweet Home Chicago
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
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. I told this to my 8-year old daughter Estrella this morning before school. "Congratulations, it's your day," she said. I laughed at her response and wondered why then I wasn't served breakfast in bed. But this day belongs to all of us. We are water being. It fascinates … Continue reading Start Eating Less Water Today, World Water Day