Weekend reading: Joel Bourne’s The End of Plenty

While celebrating the Fourth of July, why not take time for some thoughtful reading.

Joel K. Bourne, Jr. The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World. WW Norton, 2015.

Here’s my blurb for this one:

The End of Plenty takes a thoroughly researched and exceptionally thoughtful and balanced look at the consequences of industrial farming. Joel Bourne’s courageous conclusion: to feed the world’s burgeoning population, agriculture must change and population increase must stop. His book should convince every reader of the compelling need to address world food problems through more skillful and sustainable agronomy, but also through education, especially of women, and universal family planning.

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.foodpolitics.com/2015/07/weekend-reading-joel-bournes-the-end-of-plenty/

Central Saint Martins’ bright young jewellers

Central Saint Martins' bright young jewellers

In the late June heat, scores of graduates gathered inside the imposing Granary Building behind London’s King’s Cross, home to the famed Central Saint Martins school of art and design. These bright, young jewellers, at the end of their degree courses, were present to showcase an intriguing array of jewellery designs, from those that […]

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.adorn-london.com/jewelry-inspiration/central-saint-martins-bright-young-jewellers/

A Week in Meals | July


The produce: Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Berries, Cherries, Eggplant, Sweet Corn, Peaches

The Pantry items: A bit of everything- now is a good time to reassess and stock your pantry!

The star of the week: Sweet Corn and Tomatoes!

I think it’s safe to say that summer is in full swing. Temperatures in Sacramento have been hot (104˚ hot) and with the babe about to hit 2 months old, we’ve been planning to get out of the house more and take a few day trips around Northern California (recommendations are welcome- I’m thinking Petaluma, Santa Cruz, Napa, Yosemite, and Big Sur for starters).

Of course, travel is only a small part of why I love summer. Produce-wise, July is overflowing with goodness. Tomatoes and Sweet Corn are everywhere, berries can be picked by the bucket, and the farmers market is the place to be. Our fruit drawer is packed full of stone fruit for snacking and berries for breakfast toppings (our favorite) while nearly all our meals are cooked on the grill. It feels natural to eat well in July (even when we lived in Illinois!)

Beyond these meals, it’s also a great time to jump into canning! I’m hoping to make pickles, salsa, and some jam. If you’re not sure where to start, I have a basic guide to help you get inspired!

Summer Veggie Omelette | @naturallyella
Roasted Corn and Ricotta Enchiladas


B: Summer Veggie Omelette

L: Three Grain Grilled Vegetable Salad

D: Roasted Corn and Ricotta Enchiladas with Chipotle Tomato Sauce

corn cakes with zucchini salsa 2


B: Zucchini and Sweet Corn Hash Egg Skillet

L: Roasted Corn and Ricotta Enchiladas

D: Corn Cilantro Cakes with Roasted Zucchini Salsa

Three-Grain Grilled Vegetable and Feta Salad
Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Cilantro-Tahini Sauce


B: Summer Veggie Omelette

L: Three Grain Grilled Vegetable Salad

D: Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Cilantro Tahini Sauce

Buffalo Crumble Salad | @naturallyella


B: Zucchini and Sweet Corn Hash Egg Skillet

L: Buffalo Crumble Salad

D: Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Cream Cheese and Herbed Millet

Zucchini Ribbon, Lentil, and Pesto Salad
Zucchini Bread Pancakes


B: Zucchini Bread Pancakes

L: Zucchini Ribbon Quinoa and Pesto Salad

D: Buckwheat and Tomato Stuffed Zucchini

Peach and Blue Cheese Rye Crepes


B: Three Grain Breakfast Bake

L: Buffalo Crumble Salad

D: Savory Rye Crepes with Peaches and Blue Cheese

grilled cheese 2
Roasted Eggplant with Cumin Spelt and Fig Chutney


B: Baked Raspberry French Toast

L: Roasted Tomato and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

D: Roasted Eggplant with Cumin Spelt and Fig Chutney

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SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://naturallyella.com/2015/07/02/a-week-in-meals-july/