This green diva has to weigh in on all the buzz and banter about the latest study from Stanford about the lack of nutritional benefit from eating organic food. There is a lot of evidence that I wasn’t the only one irritated and quite surprised to see how this study was spun into a pro-chemical pesticide and fertilizer piece.
What is up with the USDA? Call me crazy, but doesn’t USDA stand for United States Department of Agriculture? Does the USDA only recommend a daily meat diet? What silliness . . . first some thoughtful editor/writer posted a recommendation to consider joining in the Meatless Monday campaign and reduce meat consumption ONE DAY a week [...]
Earth Day is sort of like New Year’s Day for The Green Divas. It encourages us to reflect on the past 12 months and all of the various interviews and segments we’ve had fun producing. I thought I would assemble some of our audiences favorite podcasts. Here’s what you liked most this past year: [...]
Aside from being dubbed the Green Diva, I’ve also been called the salad queen (these may actually be different variations on the same title!). Since my earliest memories of food, salads have been and remain a favorite staple in my world. I was somewhat of a natural vegetarian, gagging on most meat and thus being [...]
I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about non-toxic nail polishes and removers lately, which is good because as beauty goes, manicures and pedicures (affectionately known as mani-pedis in this house) have exposed more women to nasty toxic chemicals than we want to think about. What if you could avoid carcinogenic toxins, such as toluene, formaldehyde [...]
. . . inspired by my grandson, who went apple picking for the first time this weekend, I decided that instead of doing chores all day Sunday, we too should venture out and pluck some crispy deliciousness from the orchard’s bounty.
Leslie Cerier, author, organic/seasonal/whole foods gourmet will be on with the Green Divas tonight to talk about her new cookbook, Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook. Seems like everyone is going ‘gluten-free’ these days, including me! Many people turn to gluten-free eating because of serious health issues, but there are some who are exploring it [...]
A dear friend, who not only creates and prepares some of the most delicious meals on the planet, but also writes exquisitely about food, wrote an enticing and slightly sexy piece about figs. I was inspired. Although when it comes to figs, I’m easy.
It’s still raining zucchini! Well, maybe not literally, but it can feel that way at this time in the year, when home gardens, farmer’s markets and fresh produce aisles abound with these versatile and prolific veggies. There is something kind of funny about these little green monsters. It could just be the word ‘zucchini’, which [...]
The fresh berry season is upon us – yipppeeee! Growing fresh berries may be the most exciting way to gather the little yummies – especially if you have a local bear that becomes familiar with your crop! Until our current house, I’ve always had some berry bushes and enjoyed the picked-off-the-bush freshness of berries [...]