Saturday, September 15, 2012

Health: Super Foods

Here is a link to super foods whose components help fend off cancer.  I think these items are tasty and consider them to be a mainstay of my diet anyway.

- sesame seeds
- fruit and berries including citrus and dried fruits
- black and brown rice
- shitake mushrooms
- wild caught fish
- cruciferous and dark leafy green veggies
- ginger
- fiber includes fruits, whole grains, beans, & veggies with lentils containing very high amount
- tumeric
- allium such as garlic & onions
- wine

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Small Batch: Ice Pops Paleta

here is a more recent video of their fundraising activities from kickstarter to refinance losses from Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fact vs Fiction: Organic Benefits

The organic produce market in the United States has grown quickly, up 12 percent last year, to $12.4 billion, compared with 2010, according to the Organic Trade Association. Organic meat has a smaller share of the American market, at $538 million last year, the trade group said.
 - statistics from an article on the NY Times website/Sept 3, 2012

Reports on "The Stamford Univ study" that I have read have done nothing to document the seeds used (heirloom, hybrid, GMO) nor the farm size (small, medium, mega) - both factors - in my opinion - that contribute greatly to the quality of the end results for fruits and vegetables.

Learn more about heirloom seeds here:


The Stamford Study:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Italian Farmhouse Recipes: pasta frolla and pizza dough

Pasta Frolla

1.5 cup plus 1 tbl AP flour
7 tbl unsalted butter room temp
2 large egg yolks
.5 cups sugar
pinch fine sea salt
zest of 1 lemon, minced
ideal temp 65-68 degrees F

Pizza Dough

1. 1/3 cups luke warm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
.5 cup olive oil
4*4.5 AP flour
1 tsp fine sea salt