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A New Greenhouse Design for Growing Vegetables in Dry Areas

I learned about this new development in dryland vegetable farming. It’s a greenhouse that is being developed in Ethiopia. The system is sort of a combination of condensation collection and greenhouse all in one. One of the challenges in drylands and desert, which is an increasing one for all of us in most places...

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What is companion planting?

Companion planting is planting two different types of plants together, so that they benefit from each other. One recent example paired alyssum, a flower, with lettuce. Traditionally-grown lettuce prices shot up in 2014 because many of them were overcome by aphids, tiny insect predators that can easily take over and destroy many crops. But...

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How Fast Can You Make Vegan Ice Cream?

How Fast Can You Make Vegan Ice Cream?

When I was doing research for my book, The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites), many people were complaining that the recipes out there called for cooking and cooling, then chilling, then churning. That meant waiting at least several hours before you could have ice...

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Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

If you are able to be in San Francisco this Saturday night, I highly recommend attending the book launch party for Miyoko Schinner’s new book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. Miyoko is a character, very down to earth, funny, and an amazing chef. I had the pleasure of eating her food, including vegan sushi and more...

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Why You Can’t Make Ice Cream Like the Stores Can

Why You Can’t Make Ice Cream Like the Stores Can

I just read another article about how the commercial ice cream manufacturers make ice cream. In particular, how they have their freezers set up. The University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery has three different freezers. Each is set at a different temperature, to achieve a different effect. One for churning, one for hardening, and one...

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Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

I just got back from the 2012 HSA (Herb Society of America) Educational Conference. This year it was in Austin, Texas. I was excited to taste the food with herbs AND the food in vegan-friendly Austin. Here is a quick report on what happened during my time there. I took a pre-conference tour to...

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A Different Take on Kinako Mochi

We just celebrated in another new year, and in typical Japanese tradition, I made some mochi. No, not in the traditional way, pounding with heavy mallets in a large wooden tree trunk bowl. But the modern, high-tech, low sweat way: an electric mochi machine. Pretty ingenious. You add the soaked mochi rice, turn it...

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Dairy Free, Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Dairy Free, Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe Need a satisfying dessert to take to that holiday get-together? This dairy-free, vegan pumpkin ice cream has no dairy products and can be made with either sugar or agave nectar. Agave won’t cause spikes in your blood sugar, so most people with blood sugar issues, like diabetics, can eat...

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Now Available: Recipe Book for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream

Now Available:  Recipe Book for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream

You won’t have to wait any longer to try the recipes from my upcoming cookbook, The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites). Try some of the recipes from the book, The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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