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November 14, 2012



There is nothing like local food. I try and get it all the time. Because of climate change here (and everywhere) we are growing stuff we couldn't before because of lack of warmth. Now all things are possible apart from your delicious Hawaiian fruits, etc.
Good times.
Love the salad!
I made a hot salad of spinach, chick peas and sundried tomatoes tonight. Incredible.


"...markets are a huge boost to the food security of this island. They have encouraged more people to grow food which they consume or sell." How good to hear this good-food story. We'll miss Portland Farmers Market at Portland State when it closes in December. Everyone should be so lucky!


I react the same way when I go to Europe or other foreign countries. The food there tastes so alive and good. I try very hard to avoid purchasing processed foods here and try to buy local produce...but by the winter months I do not have much choice. We go tomato-less pretty much all winter. Fresh eggs are super.


Hurrah for the local food movement. Did you ever see the movie on Cuba and their local food resulting from the US embargo. Quite amazing what folks can do with a local food system when there is no longer a commercial food source. -- barbara


Hi Hattie - 'pomelo' is grapefruit in Spanish. Is pummelo just another way to spell it or is your fruit something entirely different? The salad looks delicious anyway.


wisewebwoman: I love inventing salads, and obviously you do too!
Naomi: This doesn't mean most people don't eat a lot of imported food. But less and less all the time.
Barbara: Do you know the name of the movie? Like Cuba, the Big Island was mostly in sugar cane once upon a time. The last operation closed down in the early 90's. Now it's mostly agricultural land.
Natalie: Pommelo or pomelo is a different fruit: an ancestor of the grapefruit. Wikipedia says grapefruit is a hybrid of the orange and the pommelo. Pommelo is a little dry, to it does best combined with other ingredients.

Henry Hank Chapin

Would be good with some Haagen-Daz vanilla ice cream.


Now you cut that out!

Poppa Zao

Barbara is most likely referring to The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006). It's available on DVD and online:





Oh thanks!

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