Saturday, October 11, 2008
Seems like the perfect breakfast to kick off a long holiday weekend. Enjoy!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Waters says she's thrilled that her cooking theories — fresh, local ingredients, simply prepared — have gone mainstream, thanks to health studies and the farmers' market movement. It's much easier to grasp this philosophy of food when you're at the farmers' market, she says. "When people become real and you learn about your compost and how easy it is to make, you feel like you're empowered to do an everyday act that's good for your family and friends and the environment."
While Waters' restaurant and cook-books are credited with launching the locavore movement in the U.S., her Edible Schoolyard project goes one step further. Started in 1994, it encourages students in Berkeley to help grow and shop for their lunches, and it has shown results not just in environmental awareness, but in tackling obesity. Now it's being tried in other cities. "Remember when Kennedy put physical fitness in schools?" Waters asks. "We had to exercise four times a week, and we all went for it. We need that kind of passion. Going into public schools and teaching [children] about the consequences of the food that they eat can have remarkable results."
Waters, 64, is generally hopeful, especially about Barack Obama. "We need a President to speak about the issues of food, nourishment and stewardship," she says, "and I have great hope that will happen." She is also optimistic about the Slow Food movement, which she says is banding nations together to find the best heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to plant for sustainability and nutrition — and, of course, taste. Because that's how Waters wins any debate about the environment.
Source: Time Magazine (article and photograph)
We all really need some good news! And I need to get back to taking pretty pictures.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
"Keating Economics: the Making of a Financial Crisis" is a documentary that shows why John McCain's failed philosophy and poor judgment are a recipe for deepening the economic crisis.
If you are still on the fence, you won't be if you will take 13 minutes to watch this informative documentary.
Please watch and share with your friends. Thanks!
Knowledge is power.
The first image is a very interesting chart that you can enlarge for better viewing with just one click. It shows the winning presidential candidates from the past based on height and weight. It is not at all scientific...just very interesting.
You know I will be watching the debates tonight and hopefully you will be too.
It has never been more important to be informed! Election Day is exactly 4 weeks from today!
Monday, October 6, 2008
1 elephant (medium size)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Cut the elephant into bite-size pieces. This will take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over an open fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. This will serve about 3,800 people. If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added, but do this only in an emergency, as some people do not like to find a hare in their stew.
My thumbs are not opposable, yet I oppose everything! A film by Will Braden.
'A hilarious parody of European existentialism, on a budget probably no pricier than a week's supply of cat food.' LA Weekly
'Will Braden gives voice to Henri pondering the ennui of his pampered life. 'Seattle Times'
If you liked the film, you must be a cat lover. Proceed to this post by Will Braden.