Early in Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (University of California Press, 2010) former Texas Agriculture Secretary Susan Coombs declares that, “it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food.” Based on what we now know of the dreary state of our children’s cafeteria fare, there must be at least that … More Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist: A Review of Free for All
[My Dandelion Cafe is one of the drop-off spots for breastfeeding mom’s.] Amanda Pacheco didn’t intend to start a movement. But in September, when one of her friends died suddenly, leaving behind a 6-week-old baby, Pacheco rallied dozens of breast-feeding moms to donate breast milk to her friend’s daughter, baby Sara. Before long, Pacheco had … More Breast-feeding: Orlando-area moms form nonprofit to provide donated breast milk to needy babies – OrlandoSentinel.com
Shoot, I couldn’t help myself. Maya keeps gulping it down like moonshine and I was wondering what the fuss (no pun intended) was all about. It’s light like ricemilk, but much sweeter, and at the most-perfect-temperature-you-never-knew-you-cared-about-before-because-you-never-had-it-this-exact-right-temperature. One of my friends raised an eyebrow when I reported this and they thought it best not to mention … More Breastmilk is delicious!
Woman, this mercury retrograde is hitting hard this time around. My car is broken, my fridge is broken, my backdoor is coming off the hinges. I’m really seriously trying to focus on the positive here, but days like this it is sorta difficult. The economic blip we are in is definitely making for a grim … More One of *those* days
Really, truly. Wednesday nights I usually go the market but this evening, after a week of rain, I was pooped and had to take a nap. So I woke up hungry and needed to eat NOW, if you know what I mean. So, one quick glance at my ingredients yielded me another stellar cast iron … More Eating Mindfully
Well, I keep writing about food, so I must be HUNGRY!! I just finished an awesome late night snack – polenta topped with a local egg & diced tomato with slivers of raw organic cheddar and some salsa verde to round it out. All organic, of course. Cooked in my new cast iron skillet, which … More Delici-oh-so!
While I don’t think I need to worry about this for at least another…hey, when do babies start eating real food? Well, whatever, this article is a good run-down on all the organic brands of baby food. Apparently the best tasting and least expensive (by major leaps and bounds) was the homemade variety. Shock.
So, I’m fairly well informed about nutrition, as I do own an organic cafe geared towards healthy eating and all, so it’s been interesting looking at the information on nutrition during pregnancy. I’ve come to realize that a lot of the information about nutrition and relaxation and what to avoid toxicity wise, etc is basically … More Thoughts on Food