Would you eat this because it looks fresh and green?

June 11th, 2015

Are you looking to eat fresher, healthier and more natural? We have relied on a system of trust when it comes to our food, we now know where most of our fresh food comes form but we are still struggling with having fresh foods labelled that are Genetically Modified.

Growers of this type of food are terrified that smart consumers like you and me will flat our refuse to buy their food if it has a label disclosing GMO’s. Guess what? They are right. Most of us will not buy it then. The simple solution is to start farming without the use of GMO’s.

Support this movement for real honest food that is grown locally, organically or at best naturally without the use of science and bad chemicals that hurt our bees, the environment and ultimately do damage to our bodies. Labels will give us the right that I though we had, and that is to know exactly how are food is grown, by what means and   naturally where it originates from.

You tell me what is the visual difference between a genetically modified apple or one that is organically grown. I bet you can’t, so why not label them so we can tell the difference?

Eat fresh* Eat local*Eat healthy

Stacey

Wild about my weeds!

May 15th, 2015

Wild Dandelions

As much as we dislike weeds, particularly the dandelion, the pretty yellow flowering plant is not only delicious eaten with my favourite oil and sea salt but has many health benefits too. We eat them until they begin flowering, once the flowers appear, the season for wild dandelion is over.

Picked fresh from local strawberry fields…

Not to worry if you want to eat this weed, dandelion is available at farmers markets, markets and grocery stores that carry fresh greens for most of the season. Farm grown, not wild. And the best advice I can give you is to look for Organically grown.

Have a look at the health benefits that this weed is loaded with.

1. Bones- Great for your bones, very rich in calcium.
2. Antioxidant- Rich in Vitamin C, Luteolin that protects bones from aging that is due to free radicals-bone density loss, weakness and frailty.
3.Liver- Acts as a stimulus to promote proper digestions and liver function, also help reduce chances of constipation. Dandelions also aid  in eleiminationg toxins from the kidneys and urinary tract.
4.Diabetes- Dandelion juice helps remove excess sugar from the body lowering blood sugar. It also helps diabetics in particular by stimulating insulin production.
5. Skin- The sap or milky substance that comes form the dandelion has anti fungal properties to help treat diseases like eczema, ringworm, acne  or itches in general with no side effects.

These are only a few of the natural health benefit by adding a locally grown weed to your daily diet.

They are so easy to prepare. Wash, boil until tender, season with oil and sea salt.

Eat the weed,

Stacey

A perfect time to start fresh

April 30th, 2015

Forget the cold, the snow….it is gone now.

This is the best time to start sourcing your food locally, before you know it there will be an abundance of it, needless to say it is way more delicious than imported varieties. Healthier, yes.

Organic produce and fruits are more readily available at a fair price, often the same or pennies more. Organics are definitely worth trying if you have not. Healthier, yes.

We need to eat more fruits and vegetables, so choosing locally produced and organic varieties makes sense when you thinking of eating fresh. What matters is how your food is grown, where it is grown, if there are any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides used in the process.

This is a perfect time to start fresh…

 

Stacey

eat fresh*eat local*eat healthy