Archive for June 19, 2011

San Ramon Farmers Market Has Moved!

Guten Tag!

Have you heard? The San Ramon Farmers Market has moved to a new location: Bishop Ranch 2, Bollinger Canyon Rd/Sunset Drive across from Whole Foods Market.  Every Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, year round now.
The opening day was on May 7th, when my husband and I checked it out ourselves. Of course the setting is not as pretty as the Forest Home Farms location, but there was enough parking and set-up space for the vendors.I think that there were a few more vendors than before, which hopefully will make up for the change in location.
Here are ten reasons why to buy local food/ produce:
  1. Locally grown food tastes better.
  2. Local produce is better for you.
  3. Local food preserves genetic diversity.
  4. Local food is GMO-free.
  5. Local food supports local farm families.
  6. Local food builds community.
  7. Local food preserves open space.
  8. Local food keeps your taxes in check.
  9. Local food supports a clean environment and benefits wildlife.
  10. Local food is about the future.
And now I am trying to get into the habit of supporting our local Farmers Market. See you there for breakfast with my cute market basket!
Gesundheit!
Angela

June 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

What is All the Hype About the Young Coconut Water?

There is always a new fad, if its for fashion, for foods, for drinks and in this case – for holistic and healthy drinks.

We are all trying to do the best we can do for our health and are constantly bombarded with new possibilities.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a Thai restaurant in San Francisco with some of my class mates and my friend Kathy ordered a “young coconut” as her drink choice. I had never paid attention if they had the young coconut on any menu before, but was pleasantly surprise how good and not too
sweet the coconut water tasted.
The next day I went to our local Asian market in Dublin (Ranch 99) to explore with my own young coconut. The price was right – $1.99 – but how would I open it? Well, thanks to you-tube I was able to watch a how-to video and successfully prepared my coconut.
As for all the benefits of this great “nut”, I guess you can either read a lot about it, or like me – just enjoy and have fun with this  unique natural beverage!
Here is the how-to-link  (video) for opening the coconut and all the health benefits: (Pro-coconut water)

And here is the more critical link, that it might not be all what is promised:

Gesundheit,
Angela

June 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Revitalizing Your Life (and your colon) Through Food – Raw Green Vegetable Soup

Here is a recipe I got from my teacher Patricia Cramer last year –
I made it several times in different variations, depending what I did have on hand at home.


The summer is the perfect time for light, cool, refreshing meals. A raw soup, which is completely uncooked, is extraordinarily nutritious and easy to make in your blender. It’s very important to include raw vegetables in your daily diet as they still have all of their natural enzymes and nutrients intact. Heating destroys some of these compounds. I also urge you to buy organic when you can. Your exposure to pesticides will be much greater if you’re eating a lot of non-organic produce.

RAW Green Soup

1/2 cucumber (with unwaxed peel)
1/2 to whole avocado
2-3 tablespoons miso (wheatless better) or pink sea salt or salt
1 whole lemon peeled and deseeded
Greens to fill the blender:

3-4 Kales peeled from stem
hand full of parsely or cilantro or dandelion greens, or whatever combo you like
ie…beet greens, chard, etc….
1 garlic cube (optional)
2-3 mint sprigs

Blend the heck out of it so that there is only heaven

GUTEN APPETIT!

June 19, 2011 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment


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