Category Archives: Green Living

Organicology Conference

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the first day of the Organicology Conference in Portland. The purpose of the conference was to bring together practitioners of organic agriculture for “the study of a sustainable food future.” I spent most … Continue reading

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Coming to Ground Film + Connecting with Local Food Systems

I cannot remember exactly when my interest in sustainable and healthy food systems began, but it has grown as a result of reading books like In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and watching compelling documentaries such as Food, Inc. I gave up shopping … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table Cookbook Signing + Reception

One of the things that made Portland an attractive city for my husband and I to move to is that it is fast becoming a foodie destination, especially in regards to the farm-to-table movement. One can easily have a meal … Continue reading

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Carrot Mango Gelato

Last week I attended a Raw Food cooking demonstration at my local Whole Foods. Chef Stacey Dougan and RAW Mixologist Shane Stewart showed that you can get pretty creative in whipping up tasty raw food dishes. To add to the challenge, everything … Continue reading

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How to Preserve Tuscan-Style Pasta Sauce

My parents’ garden has an abundance of tomatoes (and basil) at the moment. The past two summers we have canned homemade salsa, but this year I wanted to try something different. Enter homemade pasta sauce. Rather than bring out all of … Continue reading

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