As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul,

with all one's goodness and righteousness.

~Albert Einstein

So...Here we are, smack dab in the middle of Autumn. Now, it is time to be considering foods like roots and tubers, soups and stews. Foods that warm you from the inside.

It is important to look at the foods that are available in your local area during the change of the seasons. We really don't want to be eating foods that have flown half way around the country before landing in our market for a couple of reasons. First, the vitality of the food or life force is greatly diminished, so those are nutrients that you WON'T be recieving. Second, is the cost of fuel and labor for flying that food halfway around the country. Not necessary.

Below are a couple of links. One is to the San Francisco area Locavore group. They have done a fabulous job of sharing local everything. At the bottom left side of the site is a seasonal produce chart. Really nice. It is a great guide to help you if you live in the area, but also if you aren't, will help define what you should be looking for.

100 mile challenge: Okay, there are no excuses for action here. This site will assist you in finding foods in YOUR local area. Just go to the Get Started section and if you are curious, step 3 will give you your radius. It is a great challenge and if you are only able to begin with a small percentage of your foods coming from your local area, you are making a difference. With time and knowledge, you may be enjoying the majority of your foods right from your own backyard!

Enjoy! ~j

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