Tag Archives: food

Plant a Garden, Save the World

Grow some of your own food.  Learn to garden.  These things are some of the most important things an individual can do, and some of the reasons I spend lots of my own time and treasure with the Citizen Gardener … Continue reading

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Gardening, Food, and Sustainability Presentation

I was asked to give a 15-minute presentation about Sustainability and Gardening. Here is the slideshow for that presentation:

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State Fair of Texas 2011

One of my favorite things about living near Dallas is going to the state fair every year.  It is the largest fair in the USA, and I look forward to going every year.  This time, we sampled fried cookie dough, … Continue reading

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Food Deserts in DFW Area

The image is a screenshot from the USDA website “Food Desert Locator“.  Go to the website for the interactive map, where each area is clickable to see the statistics. From wikipedia.org: A food desert is any area in the industrialised world where … Continue reading

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Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

It is a topic so important that two posts were made about it on the same blog today! EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (click for original article)  The graphic below the result of their findings:

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YouTube – Grocery Store Wars (2005)

  via YouTube – Grocery Store Wars (2005).

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Your Grocery Bill Will Double in 2011

Can you afford to spend double at the grocery store? I’m hearing news like this from multiple sources. The inflation number published by the US government is not realistic of real cost increases. (can’t afford to pay social security increases, … Continue reading

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Cantaloupe is in Season

My cantaloupes are ripening, and this is my favorite thing about having a garden.  They are great.  This picture is of the biggest fruit I’ve seen.  You might think it is difficult to eat this much cantaloupe for a family … Continue reading

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Local, It’s What’s For Dinner

Amber suggested that a picture of the cooked food was much more appropriate blog fodder than just the raw food. After lots of cutting and cleaning, here is what she fed the family with tonight. Fried Okra (Glenda Style), sautéd … Continue reading

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More CSA Food

I went by and picked up another distribution of food from our CSA after work today. Looks like lots of good food, and we haven’t even got to the good stuff yet. Armenian cucumber (which is actually a melon), okra … Continue reading

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