California grown: the benefit (and fun!) of creating your own edible garden!

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by HylaryL

California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening There are few things more delicious than freshly grown produce. From incredibly crisp lettuce to tree-ripened apricots to moist, crunchy carrots...enjoying a mouthful of flavor straight from the ground is enchanting! So why is it that so many of us eat produce that has been shipped for weeks from around the world and has lost most of the luster it had when it was freshly . . . more »

First Lady Michelle Obama: White House Backyard Homesteader!

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 by HylaryL

American Grown First Lady Michelle Obama might be one of the busiest women in the nation, but she still has time to think about ways to make sure her children eat healthy and nutritious foods. In her new book, American Grown, the First Lady discusses how she and her girls planted the first White House vegetable garden since the time of Eleanor Roosevelt! In an interview with . . . more »

Are you a locavore?

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by HylaryL

The Locavore's Kitchen If you're interested in cooking, health and the environment, locavore is a word you should know! What is a locavore? Anyone who strives to eat locally grown food can consider themselves a locavore. A lot of the fruits and vegeatables you find in the supermarket is grown hundreds or thousands of miles away and shipped great distances to reach the produce department. The San Francisco . . . more »