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 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
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
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 … Continue reading 2016 Is The Year I Finish My Book Eat 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.
"We communicate who we are with our clothing," begins the trailer for The True Cost, a newly released fashion documentary. According to the documentary, what we communicate with our fashion apparel is more than we think. Just like our food choices, our fashion choices matter to water systems around the globe. The water footprint for … Continue reading 4 Ways to Wear Less Water
What uses less water? A soy burger made from irrigated soybeans or a pasture-raised burger? The answer may not be what you think.
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 … Continue reading Dr. Seuss Approved Green Eggs