They are also high in protein and whole grains, and have a list of ingredients that even I can remember off the top of my head. Recipe to come in my book, Cooking for Emotional Wellness, due out this fall!
Today the weather cleared and we were able to put in 16 more beds at the Edgewood Community Garden, which sits on the corner of the parking lot of Edgewood-Highlands Elementary School. The workers toiled quickly in the hot sun and managed to build and install 8 4-bed units in less than two hours!
You can also see pictures of the progress of our patch of garden. Everything seems to be coming along nicely, although one head of spinach appeared to been gnawed off, probably by a hungry little creature. Other than that, I am impressed at how easily this garden is starting its life.
We also cleared another half bed today and planted seeds for beans, cabbage, radishes, and squash.
This is an interesting piece for the way it calls on us to shift our approach and pay doctors and other health care professionals to engage patients in prevention. I have to ask, though: what would the rate of reimbursement be for doctors taking patients for walks?
I have developed my own argument for how health care can be an important way to invest in economic development in our country. More to come on that shortly.
There’s more to the story than just a few bad potatoes (and bad potato jokes). Read on:
From Steve Stycos:
PAWTUXET VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET OPENS SATURDAY
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opens Saturday May 12 for its year with the addition of a coffee vendor, a fisherman and a new bakery. In addition, returning farmers will have a variety of salad greens and spinach, plus plants.
Our newest vendor is LeFavorite Bakery, located in Governor Francis Shopping Center on Warwick Avenue in the plaza across from Ocean State Job Lot. The bakery offers a variety of breads including Italian, rye, seven grain, pumpernickel and sourdough, in addition to pastries, muffins and cookies. The Rhodes Elementary School PTA will also be holding a bake sale Saturday.
Customers looking for a beverage to go with their LeFavorite Danish, will be able to purchase a variety of cold and hot teas, coffees and expresso from Presto Strange O Coffee Truck. Owners Jay and Jeff Case of Warwick will also offer coffee beans from Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, hot cider from Jaswell Farm in Scituate and cookies, brownies and biscotti from The Cakery in Woonsocket. To save on trash, please consider bringing your own coffee cup to the market.
The Local Catch of Galilee will also rejoin the market for its first full season. Captain Richard Cook was pleased by the support he received last fall. He provides a wide variety of seafood, including scallops, oysters, clams and a variety of fin fish caught by Cook and other local fishermen.
Returning vendors will be led by vegetable growers Bob and Ingrid Fratantuono of Rocky Ledge Farm, the Xiongs, Christina Dedora and Kim Morin of Blue Sky Flower Farm and Frank Martinelli of PV Farm. In addition, Shelley, Peter and Joe Conti Of the Virginia and Spanish Peanut Company, beekeeper Bernie Bieder, Donna Dunn of Rhode Island Spa Products and Fred and Kathy Weber of Wedgewood Flowers will be at them market this spring.
The market is open Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 in the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet parking lot, on Rhodes Place in Pawtuxet Village.
Thursday May 17: 6:30 PM: Horseshoe crab walk at Stillhouse Cove with Save the Bay Habitat Restoration Coordinator Wenley Ferguson. Short walk during a spring moon tide to watch horseshoe crabs mate and review the cove restoration. Meet at the cove’s south end at the junction of Ocean Avenue and Narragansett Boulevard in Cranston. Rain date Friday May 18 at 6:30 PM.
Saturday May 12 the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association is sponsoring a Stilllhouse Cove Cleanup from 9 to 12. Bring rubber boots.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s is selling T-shirts to fund nutrition education initiatives in schools. You can see the shirt at http://www.teespring.com/realfood.
If you haven’t received one in the mail, the annual issue of The Pawtuxet River Rag is out with market and other environmental news. Free copies are available at the recycling table.
See you Saturday at the market.
Maybe it’s a sign from above that we should all just stop eating beef. For what it’s worth, eating beef is also associated with higher rates of several cancers including pancreatic and breast cancer, and many other of the reproductive cancers. Eating hamburger also may involve eating pink slime. So all in all, I’d say it’s been a bad year for beef, and perhaps it will go on to be a bad decade for beef. Those of us hoping to take steps to improve our health can only hope. From CNN.com: S. Korea curbs U.S. beef sales after confirmation of mad cow disease.
You may remember the video we posted a few weeks back about Pink Slime. I’m happy to report that we were part of the national momentum of disgust that has prompted the right response from our state: School removing ‘pink slime’ from the menu | Turn to 10.
How about the colors on these — very anticipatory of spring! The yellow is made from organic orange beets and white onion. I roasted the beets for about 20 minutes in some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Then poured on pickling juice which consisted of about 3 tablespoons sugar, half a cup of rice vinegar, and a cup of water.
The purple is made from red cabbage. I added a small bit of onion, and some salt and then began the fermenting process of letting it sit. I made pressure on the cabbage to keep it fermenting by folding up some outer leaves of cabbage and putting them in the top of the bottle. As the cabbage ferments, it continues to shrink, so then I added some carrot to keep the pressure up.
Most of us know someone who is a cancer survivor or is currently fighting this ravaging disease. I've taken a strong interest in cancer prevention and survival largely because I'm shocked over and over at how confused many healthcare providers and consumers appear when it comes to cancer and nutrition. I've met several people who tell me that their doctors believe there isn't a connection between nutrition and cancer.