Daily Archives: January 29, 2010

Alfresco dining — at a moveable feast

A beautiful story and picture from Gillian Telling and Andrea Wyner at Hemispheres. Here’s an excerpt from “A Movable Feast”:

Lovely photo by Andrea Wyner, from Hemispheres.

“….Ten years ago, as the executive chef at Gabriella Café in Santa Cruz, Denevan was using only locally harvested organic produce long before it became de rigueur. He’d regularly shop for the day’s ingredients at the farmers market, where he chatted up the farmers about their jobs and how they cultivated their crops. Denevan was familiar with farm life; his brother, a hippie 15 years his senior, owns an organic apple farm in nearby Santa Cruz, where Denevan worked during the summers as a teenager. (Bill Denevan was one of the country’s first officially certified organic farmers.) Continue reading

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Phantom of the raw milk house opera

This video of a song performed by Lyndon and Sylvia at the rally last week was posted yesterday along with the other videos from the verdict. However, the song and the performance are so good that I wanted to hightlight it again, just to be sure everyone saw and heard it. The kids were accompanied by their father, Paul. The raw milk lyrics to the song were written by their mother, Shirley-Ann Wood. Video by Marianne Else:

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Got Milk? Keep it Raw

So says this writer of a recent letter to the editor in the Surrey Leader. See excerpt below. Surrey is a suburb of Vancouver, where local raw milk suppliers Alice Jongerden and Gordon Watson of Home on the Range cowshare will be in court Monday defending people’s right to choose.

"A letter writer argues that exposure to dirt and grime is helpful to children, for building immunity to asthma and allergies...." Photo via Surrey Leader

“The doomsayers who are utilizing Louis Pasteur’s theory for labelling our raw milk products a health hazard almost make me feel I am lucky to be alive, considering that was the only kind of milk available to me for the first 17 years of my life.

They conveniently forget that he is also the founder of the science of immunology, and ignoring the fact that pasteurizing is the simplest part of the legacy he left us. Just heat the stuff to a certain temperature, and hope that the good bacteria will still be alive. Continue reading

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