You Have a Right To Know What Goes in Your Body & What You Eat — IMPORTANT

August 28, 2012 by  
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I would like to share this important message from my Organic farmer, since I couldn’t word this any better.

 We believe you have a right to know what’s in your food.

Our parents started farming organically in 1976 on the farm that we (Thaddeus, Freeman and Noah) run today. They distrusted new agriculture “tools” like pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and had a pretty good idea that those technologies did not bode well for a healthy food supply.  At Farm Fresh To You, we provide you with fresh, seasonal, quality produce that continues our parents’ legacy with what we call “beyond organic” growing practices that go much farther than required by our organic certification.

We believe in connecting you to the farm that grows your food because

this gives you, as a consumer, the information you need to make an

educated choice about what food you eat and feed your family.

This transparency is the core belief of what we do.

For this reason, Farm Fresh To You is supporting Prop 37

on the November 6th ballot.

 

Prop 37, also known as the Right to Know ballot initiative, simply requires that genetically engineered food (GEs or GMOs) be labeled. Accurate labels allow consumers to make informed choices about what they buy and eat.

 

Did you know that most developed nations already require labeling of GMO foods – all of  the European Union, Japan, China, South Korea and Russia, to name just of few of the more than 50 countries that have this requirement.

We’re very excited to see strong support among Californians for Prop 37 despite big agriculture and business conglomerates contributing millions of dollars to oppose the proposition.  This is the first time in our company history that we’ve publicly declared our support on a ballot initiative.

 

As you consider your position on Prop 37, we thank you for allowing us to share ours and encourage you to vote yes on November 6th.

 

PROP 37 – It’s not a ban.  It’s a label.Prop 37 requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. It’s about a right to know.  

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Gluten Free Yogurt Pretzels by Glutino

August 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Products

Manifesting thoughts into the physical world is a wonderful thing, especially when it comes to gluten free yogurt-covered pretzels.

I was walking through the grocery story, eyeing some yummy looking yogurt pretzels in the bulk bins area, but I knew I couldn’t have them.

Lo and behold, when I came to the snacks and cookies isle, there it was, my very own gluten free yogurt pretzels put out by Glutino!

Glutino makes lots of tasty sweets. I’d say their sweet stuff rocks this world. They have all kinds of crazy good cookies. That is what Glutino does best.

The yogurt pretzels hit the spot.

Pretzels are junk food, my dear friends, and eating them in excess will cause weight gain, so don’t make a habit out of eating these. The yogurt gluten free pretzels are perfect for a party or special treat.

If it is you alone purchasing these bad boys, I recommend putting them in a jar to keep fresh so you don’t feel the need to eat them all at once.

Yogurt Gluten Free Pretzels INGREDIENTS are: cane juice, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, yogurt poweder, soy lecithin, corn starch, potato starch, palm oil, sugar, sea salt, cellulose gum, sodium bicarbonate, yeast extract, sodium acid pyrophosphate, citric acide, sodium hydroxide. ALLERGIES, CONTAINS: soy and milk, possibly nuts.

How to Make a Homemade Ice Tea Float

August 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Recipes

Summer is coming to an end, but it is still hot in some places, and anyway, ice tea is always good.

I love a scoop of vanilla ice cream in my coffee and I also love root beer floats.

If you want something with way less sugar and caffeine, how about an Ice Tea Float? It is a fun treat to spice up your day.

Lacking milk and sugar to sweeten my tea, one day, I used a scoop of Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream and now I must highly recommend it to you!

Making ice tea is easy and it is a pleasant drink to have around the house. It has less caffeine than coffee and is less hard on the stomach.

To make a nice big batch of ice tea… choose your favorite tea. Mine currently is Earl Grey with Bergamot.

Boil a pot of water measured to the amount of the recycled glass jar you will be using.

After the water comes to a boil, shut off the fire or heat. Put in 5 tea bags without the strings or tags. Stir.

Without regard to the ice cream part, if you like sweetened ice tea, I put one spoon of sugar per tea bag, so in this case, 5 spoons of sugar. I use organic brown sugar and sometimes organic white sugar.

[If your ice tea is already cold and you want to sweeten per individual glass, Agave is a good liquid sweetener to use, or if you are diabetic, use a tiny bit of Stevia, which is natural (they say) and has no sugar content.]

Covered, let the hot water and tea bags steep for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until water is dark.

Pour tea into the glass jar. Let cool an hour on the counter. Then put into the refrigerator to chill. This may take several hours.

When glass jar is cold to the touch, you may drink it. Or you can add ice cubes if it is still warm and you really want to get at that tea.

I usually add a touch of milk, but it is also really tasty without it.

If you are going for the Ice Tea Float, add a vanilla ice cream scoop, which tastes great with black and green teas, but maybe not so good with fruit teas.

 

 

Gluten Free Flours

August 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Products

What Gluten Free Flours Can I Use to Replace White Enriched Wheat Flour in my Recipes? What’s in Gluten Free Flour? What are the Ingredients?

Other than in bread, pizza crusts, and buns, I don’t miss white wheat flour at all.

When prepared well, I prefer the taste of gluten free flours much better in pancakes, cookies, and pastas.

At WholeFoods or online, you can buy these gluten free flours:

GLUTEN FREE PANTRY ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

is the best and easiest all around to slip into and replace wheat flour in any recipe.
INGREDIENTS: White rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, guar gum, salt.
http://www.glutino.com/our-products/gluten-free-pantry/beths-all-purpose-gf-baking-flour-us/

BOB’S RED MILL CORNBREAD MIX

I also use this a lot in pancakes. I use 1/2 of Bob’s Cornbread Mix and 1/2 Gluten Free All Purpose flour to replace the white flour in the recipe. The cornbread mix makes things a little thicker and fluffier than regular gluten free mix. The cornbread is also great on its own. And Bob has a Gluten Free All Purpose Flour too.
INGREDIENTS: whole grain cornmeal, potato starch, whole grain
sorghum flour, evaporated cane juice, whole grain corn flour, tapioca
flour, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate,
cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), sea salt, xanthan gum.
http://www.bobsredmill.com/gf-cornbread-mix.html

ARROWHEAD MILLS GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE BAKING MIX

I use the Arrowhead Mills Brown Rice Flour, but I haven’t tried this All Purpose Flour yet. They also have a Pancake Mix and other mixes. Sounds good. Organic ingredients!
INGREDIENTS: organic whole grain brown rice flour, organic potato starch, rice starch, organic potato starch, rice starch, organic whole grain sorghum flour, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch), sea salt.
http://www.arrowheadmills.com/product/gluten-free-all-purpose-baking-mix

GLUTEN FREE BISQUICK

is so yummy, I worry about how healthy it is. You may find Gluten Free Bisquick in main stream grocery stores. The biscuits from this mix are the best!
INGREDIENTS: Rice Flour, Sugar, Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Xanthan Gum
http://glutenfreeordie.com/products/gluten-free-products/coronary-over-the-new-gluten-free-bisquick-pancake-mix

** TIP: Recycled tomato sauce glass jars are excellent for getting your flours out of the plastic bags and into glass for safer storage and easier usage. Makes it more attractive to look at as well. **

HERE ARE MY PANCAKE RECIPES

the easy one
http://glutenfreeordie.com/recipes/gluten-free-breakfast/the-fastest-easiest-gluten-free-pancake-recipe

the fancy one
http://glutenfreeordie.com/recipes/gluten-free-breakfast/gluten-free-blueberry-chocolate-chip-banana-pancakes