Eating Like the Ancients

I have been actively exploring the eating habits of my grandparents and parents.  I remember inventively asking my Grandma, before her death, about her eating habits.  What I found out was that they had very little meat, when they did eat meat they feasted, but for the most part their daily diets were various grains,Continue reading “Eating Like the Ancients”

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Drosophila: 4 Things That Attract Fruit Flies

My quest to grow food at home began with wanting to get healthy.  Getting healthy began with the hope of eating better and losing weight.  To get to the point of growing food at home, I set out to compost, in particular to compost with worms.  So by extension I knew I was going toContinue reading “Drosophila: 4 Things That Attract Fruit Flies”

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Urban Farming- A Revolution or a Fad?

I am a loss as to what to call this.  The folks in the video call what they are doing an “urban homestead” and in other instances I have seen “urban farming” and just plane ol’gardens.  But calling it something is important especially if there are certain key characteristics that set it apart from theContinue reading “Urban Farming- A Revolution or a Fad?”

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Ramadan Day 11- “During Ramadan, we’re kind of forced to sit as a family”

I recently was interviewed by Mona Shadia for her column “Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C.” about Ramadan and Sahoor (the really early morning meal to start off the fasting day). She’s a is a reporter for Times Community News. An Egyptian American, she was born and raised in Cairo and now lives in OrangeContinue reading “Ramadan Day 11- “During Ramadan, we’re kind of forced to sit as a family””

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Day 12- 70 Day Challenge- Abs Diet

I think I fell off the blogging roll.  Even doing a simple post is pretty taxing.  I will leave out the update for the past several days and continue to update you on my progress once I catch up.  But here is the link to the 70 Day Challenge and also the link where youContinue reading “Day 12- 70 Day Challenge- Abs Diet”

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