Archive for December, 2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Dragon Fruit – Give This Smoothie Recipe A Go.

Since my introduction to the Dragon Fruit last season, I noticed that I looked forward to the day when they’d be available again. I had so much Dragon Fruit Whole, Halved and Empty Shellfun with them last time.

If you have been a little timid in trying them yourself, then I hope this article will motivate you to give them a go. I’ll also share a delicious smoothie recipe I came up with that I think is a real winner.

We are fortunate enough to live in an area where Dragon Fruit can grow reasonably well. I’ve seen this unusual, cactus-like plant using other trees and shrubs as support and growing quite high. You might even describe it as a “vine-like” cactus. Only last year did I see one in full fruit and recognized it.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Feeding Cities – How and Why should I care?

When I was inspired by this topic, I remembered one of those “pearls of wisdom” quotes:
                                  “There’s no use hurrying,
                      if you’re headed in the wrong direction.”

New York City MontageIt seemed appropriate. When I think of that quote, I immediately get the visual of the hustle and bustle of city traffic, the ebb and flow of hoards of city workers attending their jobs and the seeming insanity of it all.

There’s a book out by Carolyn Steel, called “Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives”. I haven’t read the book but I have watched a talk given by Carolyn summarizing it (See TED Talk below).  It seemed a stimulating and thought provoking topic to add my own thoughts to.

So, I ask you to consider for a moment the above quote in the context of how you view the foods you eat and where those foods come from. Consider also, the busy-ness of your personal life and the end result of these choices regarding personal health, relationships, satisfaction, quality of life etc.