Lazy Bear Underground Restaurant UPDATE: Reservations are closed. Thanks! Surprise! We have dinners Friday, Saturday, and Monday of this weekend and next weekend. After a very busy December we've had a bit of a hiatus, hanging out at Indie Chefs Week in Austin, TX. Now we're back with a bunch of new stuff. What Plants Talk About ~ Full Episode Plants Talk AboutA world where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.2013-04-03 20:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse8234Dodder Vine Sniffs Out Its PreyThe parasitic dodder vine "sniffs" out plants from which it can draw nutrients. 20:00: Self-DefenseTo protect against herbivores, wild tobacco plants deposit sweet but deadly secretions. 20:00: When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!
This Paper Keeps It Fresh By Modern Farmer on February 19, 2015 U.S.-born Kavita Shukla first visited her grandmother in India when she was 12 years old. Early in her stay, she mistakenly swallowed a glass of unfiltered water while brushing her teeth. Worried her granddaughter would get sick, Shukla’s grandmother made her a mixture of murky brown spices and water and gave it to her to drink. Shukla never became ill.
Out of the Earth ~ Natural Raw Diet for Dogs Many of the commercial dog food companies would have us believe that they actually use human grade meat in the production of their food, when in fact the sources of this "meat" are not even fit for animal consumption.In some areas of North America this list can also include euthanized companion animals from clinics and shelters, roadkill, zoo animals, livestock which die from disease or disability.The "meat" is purchased from a rendering plant which also receives material from slaughterhouses such as hair, feathers, hooves and any part of the mammal which is condemned for human consumtion. This list includes tumorous growths, contaminated blood and any carcass containing high levels of drugs or pesticides.This material is then cooked. Grease rises to the top and is removed. This is the source of animal fat in most foods.
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz "The Art of Fermentation appeals to our personal and fundamental well being, with a thoroughly engaging account of wild, tamed, and unaccounted-for microorganisms. Based on theory, science, and practical observations, Sandor Katz casts thousands of dots onto the pages for us to connect with our own experiences and interests. There are things he writes in this book that are relevant to everyone.
IDEAS IN FOOD I posted this picture of a "dumpling" on Twitter last weekend and it generated quite a response. Many people felt that the word dumpling implied something small and I'll admit I was surprised when they set a plates of these in front of me. Of course looking back at the menu later I realized that they were actually, "pot stickers," shrimp and leek pot stickers to be exact. Of course those much smaller dumplings you can see in the back of the picture are the pork pot stickers so you can understand how there could be some confusion. Dumplings can be steamed, boiled or fried. Pot stickers are known as such specifically because of their cooking method.
7 Ways to Think Differently Every time I pick up one of Looby's books, I'm intrigued by the title but a little dubious about whether the book itself is going to apply to me. This one was no different. "Thinking differently? I'm good at thinking differently. It's thinking the same as anyone else that's difficult..."
Coconut Sugar: Sustainable and Healthy Sweetener Coconut sugar, also referred to as palm sugar, coconut palm sugar, or coconut crystals/nectar, is the one of the primary sweeteners I use in my home for baking. The reason is because it is not only delicious, but it is also healthy and sustainable for our planet. Made from the sap of cut flower buds from the coconut palm, coconut sugar and coconut nectar are a source of minerals, vitamin C, B vitamins, and some amino acids. Coconut sugar has been used as a traditional sweetener for thousands of years in South and South-East Asia.
Coconut Oil - Certified Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions Wet-milled Traditionally Made Coconut Oil How We Discovered this Unique Coconut Oil Fed up with steroids and asthma inhalers? Try the benefits of herbs as natural treatment for asthma (NaturalNews) Natural treatment for asthma helps reduce acute asthma attacks, manage chronic asthma and helps those with general trouble breathing. The benefits of herbs for treating asthma and the lungs has been shown repeatedly through the centuries worldwide. Asthma is a chronic upper respiratory disease affecting the lungs and airways.
2012 European Review 2012 was indeed the year of travel! I did my fair share, with trips to Copenhagen, Paris and Spain. The real globe trotter here is Jose. He has covered tremendous amount of ground this year with multiple visits to Belgium, France, London and Spain. Each trip was carefully constructed with each dining destination going through a fair of amount of deliberation. What we enjoyed most about all this travel are the fantastic people we met and dined with along the way! Odyssey Program Internship & Fellowship Young adults seeking an alternative learning experience enjoy living simply and very close to nature during seasonal sessions of The Odyssey Program. Participants (ages 18-28) spend their mornings working and learning important practical life skills in regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and ecological sustainability. Afternoons/evenings are spent studying and discussing inspiring ideas about the philosophical roots of our current paradigm and how shifting them can change our future. These young adults become Agents of Change as the Future Leaders of the Environmental Movement.