Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Don't Mess with My Food!!!
(Oppose HR875 S425)

I'm not into politcs. I'm into good food. When I see a greedy chemical company wanting to mess with MY food and the food supply in the name of "food safety", I take it personally. Last night I was alarmed to hear a misleading and manipulative Monsanto ad on the radio. Knowing what I know, it sent shivers up my spine. It was my wake up call to do something to protect the food I love. This should be of interest to EVERYONE! Don't know who Monsanto is? LEARN!

Seriously take a minute to contact your congressmen and/or sign this petition. Our food is at risk. Protect organic, local, and Heirloom traditions, farmer's markets, CSAs, and home gardens. This sketchy legistation could put them all at risk.

My letter to my congressman:

I am writing about my concern and opposition for the "food safety" bills in Congress - HR 875, SR 425, HR 814, HR 759 and any others being introduced now. We need to protect traditional farming practices and traditional seeds. Please, please do not let the aggressive agri-businesses like Monsanto take the lead and underhandedly gain any further control over our food supply, traditional farming methods, or heirloom seeds. Our small farmers and local traditional food need our full support. We do not know the long term effects of genetically modified food or seeds. I don't think we should be playing God with our food. I'm not a scientist, but I do know seeds do travel and cross pollinate. We cannot allow sketchy laws that will ultimately penalize or fine our small or organic farmers for the practices of these experimental and greedy big businesses. There is too much uncertainly. GMO seeds may possibly have a devastating effect on the health of our nation. We cannot afford to take this gamble. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, and healthy clean traditional food, do NOT let any of these bills go through. Our local Virginia food is one of the best around. It has a rich heritage and tradition worthy of defending. Please stand up and defend it for us.
In Good Health,
Cindy -------

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pure Chocolate Ecstasy

I experimented today and have unlocked the most blissful chocolate experience...and it is sooo very easy. The ingredients are the key, must be high quality raw organic. I didn't measure but here's what I did: gently melt some cocoa butter til no longer a solid, remove from heat & stir in cocoa powder, and add a little honey and dates to sweeten. This is the best chocolate I have ever eaten. Mmm mmm yum! The cocoa butter makes it silky rich. The natural sweetness of the raw organic honey and dates give it that pure perfect sweetness without going overboard like white or cane sugar would.