March 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Arysta Lifescience, manufacturer of Midas, the controversial methyl iodide fumigant used in California’s strawberry production, recently announced that it is suspending further sales of the product in the U.S.
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May 3rd, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
If your mom loves to garden—or if you’d like to help her get started—pick up a container or two of Ecosource’s Organic Grow Your Own Seedling Starter Kits for Mother’s Day.
Nine USDA-certified organic varieties are available for last-minute shoppers (ground, 2-day or overnight shipping):
- Bell Pepper
- Heirloom Tomato
A Strawberry Kit is also available, but the seedlings are not organic.
Each kit ($15.99) contains instructions, an eco-friendly tray, high-quality soil, a reusable “greenhouse bag” and biodegradable seedling starter shells, all housed in a decorative container.
Users can start up to 10 seedlings and then transplant them into their gardens.
Ecosource founders Chad Callihan and Chuck Rose quit the corporate world and started the Decatur, GA-based company in 2006 to develop stylish, affordable and eco-friendly products.
“We’re not trying to be perfect, but we’re learning every day about how to make better choices for ourselves and the future of our children’s planet,” they state. “We hope that by sharing our experience, you’ll want to do the same.”
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January 12th, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
I picked up a new breakfast idea from the current issue of Health magazine:
- Toast 2 frozen whole-grain waffles.
- Top with 1/2 cup ricotta cheese.
- Slather with 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries (thawed).
The result is a cheesecake-like dish that takes only 5 minutes of prep time.
To keep things organic, I buy:
I’ve substituted fresh fruit (apples, pears, orange segments), but I really do enjoy the texture of the frozen berries, which drizzle juice over the ricotta cheese. It’s a healthful, filling breakfast “sundae” that’s rich in nutrients and flavor.
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September 25th, 2009 - Barbara Feiner
Cereal in a milkshake?
With the right ingredients, you can drink a hearty breakfast that offers protein, fruit and fiber.
Today’s recipe is great for busy morning breakfasts—a grab-and-go option for readers who tend to skip the most important meal of the day.
All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.
Strawberry Cereal Shake
Makes 1 serving
1 cup fat-free milk
1 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries
1/2 cup bran cereal with dates, raisins and nuts
1 tablespoon honey
- Place all ingredients in a blender container; cover.
- Blend on high speed for 30 seconds, or until well blended.
- Pour into a large glass. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Post Classic Cereals
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