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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing
Uploaded: Jun 14, 2019
Befuddling Recycling Conundrum….
“Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are evading our recycling systems and causing problems just because of their size. One of the biggest contributors is the bottle top, which makes the list of the Top Five Items most commonly found on beach cleanups world-wide.
graphic from Project Aware
I get it’s best to leave a plastic cap on a plastic water bottle, but what about a plastic top on a glass bottle? What about these?
Cap on? Cap off?
- Call your state representative
about SB54 / AB1080
Food Partiers! A bill is making its way through the California legislature to dramatically reduce the amount of single-use plastic. SB54/AB1080, or the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act
will require single-use materials to be recyclable or compostable by 2030.
SB54/AB1080 is the most comprehensive and bold action yet to tackle plastic pollution in California, and a chance to lead the way towards plastic-free coastlines. Please contact your CA state legislators
today and urge support of SB54/AB1080.
What is it worth to you?
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