Isn’t it wonderful to finally be able to open the windows and let the fresh, Spring air blow out all the stale air accumulated over the winter? Along with a good spring cleaning of floors, windows, bedding, etc., now is also a good time to refresh your kitchen pantry.
The weather has been near perfect the last few days, with warm temps and clear skies during the day and cooler temps at night. Even though it’s not scorching hot outside, it still seems like a good idea to limit oven and stove use to keep from heating up the kitchen. So here are some no-cook recipes to make on nights when you don’t want to turn up the heat.
This article comes from cornucopia.org:
90% Sprout Contamination Conventional, Not Organic (Linked to Factory Farm Livestock Production)
AP 6-6-11: “In a surprising U-turn, German officials said initial tests published Monday provided no evidence that sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany were the cause of the country’s deadly E. coli outbreak.”
Quotations attributable to Mark A. Kastel, Codirector and Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin:
Sneezing, watery/itchy eyes, congestion, runny nose…could be a bad cold except at this time of year, it’s probably seasonal allergies. After a long, cold winter we finally get to enjoy balmy weather and sunshine, but then have to endure the accompanying hay fever symptoms. It’s not fair. Sigh. But here a few suggestions for ways to naturally alleviate the discomfort:
Even though our co-op continues to thrive and sales figures are up every month, people still remind us quite often that they believe we are high-priced and out of reach. The implication sometimes is that we are trying to price gouge. Sometimes it’s difficult not to react defensively to this oft quoted accusation. But in all honesty, it’s true that many products we carry ARE more expensive than at other stores. But rarely is the complete picture ever considered when shoppers make such comparisons. The most popular comparison is between our store and Meijer. While this debate deserves a thorough discussion, which we will do in future posts, today we are simply highlighting the many opportunities to be a smart shopper at Oryana and save lots of money on everyday items!