Entrepreneur and fearless baker extraordinaire Suzanne Peters spoke at our September meeting. Last time, she did a live demo of her popular coconut flour muffins. Today she shared her story and experiences with gluten-free baking, and how she deals with the challenges of being gluten-free. Continue reading
Did you know that all olives in the Northern Hemisphere are harvested in November and December? The next time you pick up a bottle of American or European olive oil, note the harvest date rather than the “best by” date. This was one among many nuggets of wisdom from our guest speaker, organic olive oil farmer Michael O’Brien of Paso Gold. After generously treating us to an enormous salad of roasted San Marzano tomatoes and Persian cucumbers from his farm, Michael shared his story and gave us an insider’s look at the olive oil industry. Continue reading
Some bonds are so strong and loving that they survive the tests of time and distance. Such is the relationship between two sisters, Gosia Reed and Monika Kozdrowiecka, co-founders of Virgin Raw Foods and the guest speakers at our September meeting. The sisters shared their incredible journey from humble beginnings in Poland to a successful supplement business in California. Their relentless search for healing foods led to the creation of Bee Panacea, a delicious blend of highly-prized superfoods that has improved the health of countless customers.
This month, we had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Anais and Jordanne Dervaes of the Urban Homestead, a family-operated city micro farm and sustainable living resource center. The Dervaes sisters generously spent their evening enlightening us on the growing urban homesteading movement and providing a glimpse into their lifelong journey toward self-sufficiency. Continue reading