Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The difference between pastured and commercial eggs - New York healthy food | Examiner.com

The difference between pastured and commercial eggs - New York healthy food | Examiner.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nutrition course for teens

I'm absolutely signing up for this course on teaching teens (I have two...well, one's a tween) nutrition. It's not that I don't, somehow, interject my beliefs on nutrition, at least once a day; or show them how to cook something to make it more nutritous, but this course is seperate from me. Yeah, and sometimes kids learn differently from others than they do from Mom:  "Mom says that all the time", is an anthem running through their heads, but not necessarily a deep learned skill. Even homeschooled children are sent to other parent's homes for that very reason.

It's also good to support others who are spreading this most vital message to our children:  Our children will be the teachers, mothers, and lawmakers one day. Information about real food, butter, healthy animal fats, pasture raised animals; and packing your body with nutrient dense foods before having children, once you are pregnant and while you nurse, are skills for life. Teaching this information now may produce a different outcome for your children's children--basically, your grandchildren!

Hope you'll give it a look!  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Raw milk for sale in PA

I just returned from a visit to Pennsylvania, where my parents live, and also where I bought raw milk.... in a STORE.  I had to pinch myself, really; how come I can't buy this in a store in New York?  Oh yes, a little thing called legality.

It is still a complete, unimaginable perplexity to me to realize that an amazingly healthy food/drink like milk can be deemed illegal in this state, or any state for that matter.  The fact that it is not boiled to death should have no bearing on it's sale, in my opinion.  It is only a choice of whether you like your milk with nutrients in it or not; the same way some like their milk with chocolate in it or not.

I realize that there are many people in total ignorance about the topic:  My father won't touch the stuff for fear of needing a serious dose of antibiotics shortly after consuming it.  It is something that took me a moment to get used to when I started drinking it.  Fear put in our minds by authority figures can be debilitating, sometimes.  However, the powers that be are totally aware of both said fact and that they have no claims to back up their fear mongering.  So the practice of controlling this healthy substance continues.

I could be walking to the corner store to buy my wholesome raw milk--because it is my choice, because it is my right to make up my mind about what enters my body, and because no one has stopped it from going from our local friendly farmer to my local store;  unfortunately, that is not the case in my home state of NY because it is illegal here.

I support every effort to make raw milk available to all who are astute enough to want to buy it.  I support the right for farmers to sell that choice to consumers.  Here's to a future returning to the land of milk and honey....a land rich in health!  

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nourishing Nancy: Eat Drink Local a fun event on the North Fork


Eat Drink Local a fun event on the North Fork

Now that's why I enjoy living out on the East End of Long Island....the cool events and the great local foods!  From September 26 through October 6, edible magazine has put together an event called Eat Drink Local to celebrate the local harvest.  With the fall colors, the cooler weather, and all the wonderful autumnal eats, a celebration is definitely in order.

There's something about this time of year that gets me back in the kitchen after a summer of barbecues and eating out.  It's time for the roasts, the meat loafs and the roast chickens.  I start thinking succotash and pumpkin pie and apple cider, and all these can be gotten locally by me:  the North Fork is brimming with artisanal foods and organic farms selling all kinds of seasonal items.

So while Eat Drink Local is going on, I'll be in my glory sampling all that the season and my area has to offer.  Slow down, eat locally and enjoy the season!