This year we learned that four tomato plants are way too many to have for a family of three. As you can see, we were overloaded with grape, heirloom and cherry tomatoes. Time to make some marinara sauce and freeze some for the winter!
On the right of the photo is Amy's Kitchen "cheese"less pizza with roasted artichoke. I recommend purchasing it and then adding your own soy sausage and extra veggies.
Say Goodbye to "Cheap" Meat
Time's Bryan Walsh is not mincing words here: "We don't have the luxury of philosophizing about food. With the exhaustion of the soil, the impact of global warming and the inevitably rising price of oil -- which will affect everything from fertilizer to supermarket electricity bills -- our industrial style of food production will end sooner or later. As the developing world grows richer, hundreds of millions of people will want to shift to the same calorie-heavy, protein-rich diet that has made Americans so unhealthy -- demand for meat and poultry worldwide is set to rise 25% by 2015 -- but the earth can no longer deliver. Unless Americans radically rethink the way they grow and consume food, they face a future of eroded farmland, hollowed-out countryside, scarier germs, higher health costs -- and bland taste. Sustainable food has an élitist reputation, but each of us depends on the soil, animals and plants -- and as every farmer knows, if you don't take care of your land, it can't take care of you."
With periodicals as mainstream as Time Magazine beating the war drums this loudly, it's tempting to hope that our country's state of denial is finally starting to lift. Do your part! Share this link! Better yet, go vegan!
"AND THE ICE POLES ARE WATER"
AUGUST 11, 2009 1:52 PM
Ever wonder how the frontman of the Psychedelic Furs visualizes the apocalypse?
Wonder no more, thanks to this beautiful video interpretation of Richard Butler's California made in collaboration with Jon Carin of Pink Floyd.
DOGS AS INTELLIGENT AS HUMAN TODDLERS
AUGUST 9, 2009 9:46 AM
New Research Shows You're Not Just a Deluded Anthropomorphist
Though proud guardians are often derided for holding the intellect of their canine companions in high esteem, there is new evidence to suggest that this respect is well justified. Thanks to Emily Schreur for the great photo!
THE WASHINGTON POST IS TALKING SENSE
AUGUST 4, 2009 10:57 PM
Ezra Klein Joins the Litany of Truth-tellers About Meat-Culture
While denial and shoulder-shrugging even among otherwise discerning people are still par for the course when it comes to reckoning with the fallout of meat-culture, it's hard to deny that the winds of change are a blowin'. They're gusting near to gale force, for instance, in this recent article from the Washington Post by celebrated progressive blogger Ezra Klein. Thanks to Amelia Hicks for the tip!