On our recent trip to India (side note: you've seen this, right?), we got a wake-up call from environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva on the reality of these issues and how they can impact farmers to the point of suicide.
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If you're planning to carve a pumpkin this year, don't forget about the bonus snack that's built into every pumpkin: fresh roasted pumpkin seeds! Cheesy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Candied Espresso and Brown Sugar Seeds, and more ideas.
Hemp seeds are a bona fide superfood, but confusion about their connection to marijuana keeps many people from adding these nutty green treats to their diet. Do you buy products made with hemp, or cook or bake with hemp seeds or hemp seed oil?
To extract the seeds, squeeze the surrounding pumpkin flesh between your fingers. The seeds should slip out easily....
Has everybody been telling you to eat flax seeds lately? They may be on to something. Flax seeds have been making a comeback as nutritionists, chefs, and wellness experts are recognizing the powerful health impact this little seed can have. [Photograph: Sean Dreilinger on Flickr]
Remember the Svalbard Global Seed Vault that was in the news in February 2008? It's the doomsday bunker built by the Global Crop Diversity Trust whose goal is to house all the world's seeds in the Arctic safe from rising water levels and (gulp) nuclear war. You know, in case we humans really pull a stupid move. Anyway, this video from National Geographic takes us inside. It's a must-watch, folks.
There seems to be a lot of controversy over the proper way to eat sunflower seeds, and with baseball season starting up again, we wanted to get to the bottom of this issue. To begin, do you buy shelled or unshelled? Salted or unsalted? Do you put them in your mouth one at a time, or eat them by the handful?
Photograph by Wyscan on Flickr When I was young, and my dad and I would come back from the country weighed down with enough pumpkins to keep our New York apartment in a crowd of jack-o'-lanterns plus some, I used...
Southern Foodways appears on Fridays as part of our collaboration with the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization based in Oxford, Mississippi, that "documents and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South." Dig in! It's cold today and snowing (or about to snow) here in Mississippi. We don't get snow that often. In fact, if this forecast becomes reality it will be the first real snow Oxford has seen in five or six years. Truth be told, I'd enjoy a little snow, sort of. The Ole Miss students are heading out of town for spring break. March Madness is upon us. My yard is full of daffodils. The tulip trees have bloomed and the rest of the trees aren't...