webuzz: obama, eco news and more….

Posted by on Aug 23, 2008 | 1 comment

  • Obama is going to announce his VP choice soon, if you believe what you read. My guess is it’s going to be someone not on the “short list” we’ve been hearing so much about from the media. But, everyone’s buzzing like bees to honey. The gossip quotiant is stifling.
  • Ever heard of triclosan? Well, it’s in a ton of things that may be in your body or in your home or both. And, it’s a toxin. Go read about it over at Eco-Chick.
  • Obama stepped in the eliminationalist trap.
  • The decay of the free thinking press in the land of the free.
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    the green the bad and the ugly

    Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 | 0 comments

    A few from Starre… my fav Eco chick.

    She has a new book out. Get it now. Thank you. Come again.

    Finally, go green with Twitter…

    Just watch your back. We live in uncertain times. And, I’m not talking about getting blown away by some sicko dip wad while eating your ding dong at the school cafeteria, but that sucks too.

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    fresh gold

    Posted by on May 14, 2008 | 0 comments

    What I see. morels.

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    word of the day: flexitarian

    Posted by on Apr 22, 2008 | 0 comments

    Starre has an interesting post (and video) over at her site Eco-Chick on Hannah Kaminsky’s vegan dessert cook book My Sweet Vegan. As usual, Starre has me thinking about all good things inside and out, and her post reminded me of an interesting article in Saveur a few issues back on vegan cookbooks and flexitarians.

    A flexitarian is someone who eats healthy, perhaps primarily fruits, veggies and grains, but also eats meat when they want to. Like me. From that article:

    A neologism, flexitarian, has even been coined to describe the sort of eater who adheres to a largely vegetarian diet while still savoring the occasional serving of meat, fish, or poultry. In The Flexitarian Table (Houghton Mifflin, $30), Peter Berley, a former chef at the New York City vegetarian mecca Angelica Kitchen, who earned praise for an earlier book, The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen (HarperCollins, 2000), makes this way of eating look like a balanced and sensible way to live. Berley is especially convincing because he’s actually lived this way for years, creating meals to accommodate himself, his wife, and his young daughter, all of whom occasionally eat meat, as well as his older daughter, a strict vegetarian.

    What’s remarkable about Berley’s book, apart from its deft juxtapositions of fresh ingredients and complementary flavors from different world cuisines, is its utter accessibility. It has nowhere near the number of entries found in either Madison’s or Bittman’s book, and that comes as something of a relief. With color photographs throughout, a seasonally based structure, and helpful menu suggestions, this is a book I’ve found myself hungrily returning to again and again. Preparations like the shaved vegetable and apple salad, a bracing, earthy mix of fennel, apples, radishes, and sunchokes, all sliced paper thin, are unfussy and versatile enough to pair with meat—a boon for those who don’t inhabit the extremes of the carnivore–herbivore continuum.

    The entire article is worth reading. As a devoted meat lover, I’ve found that good recipes for mainly vegetable and fruit dishes can make the transition to healthier eating much more enjoyable. And, of course, not eating meats all the time means they are much more enjoyable when you do.

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    the story of stuff

    Posted by on Mar 26, 2008 | 0 comments

    I’d seen this posted all over, so here it is here. The Story of Stuff… Here’s the trailer, and go watch the whole thing… it’s an eye opener.

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    thinking about squash soup

    Posted by on Nov 1, 2007 | 0 comments

    What I see in NYC. Will have to talk to sister Krista.

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