October News From Sage Hill Farms~
Gardens are microcosms of our approach to living on this planet. If we heal the land, the land heals us. And then...we have a bountiful harvest of healing.-Marie Rodale
Changes are taking place rapidly, leaves are falling, colors are changing, nights are cold and days are warm with a cool splash...perfect~
Pumpkins and cantaloupe are everywhere; greens are showing in all the backyard gardens...squirrels are gathering the Black Walnuts for their winter stash.....the Season has begun.
Two is Better Than One~
Pairing the right foods may enhance the health benefits of both. The concept is called food synergy, and is the subject of a growing body of research.
(Example) Think red and orange for a dinner meal.....sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe and mangos.
To your choices then add some green ...collards, spinach or kale.
My Herb of the Month~
Sage....The name is derived from the Latin word meaning health or healing powers. Sage has been used as a medicinal herb far longer than it has been a culinary herb. It was indispensable in the Dark Ages. The ancient Greeks and Romans administered sage for everything from snakebite to promoting longevity. Sage was steeped in hot water, as for tea, before tea became known. Introduced to American palettes in the 1800’s, medicinal usage of sage declined as the culinary use increased.
Sage is my favorite herb, as was my mothers...Sage Hill Farms is named in honor of my mother.
A Yummy Fall-ish Recipe~
Sage and Apple Pizzas
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Preheat oven to 400*F.
Must Reads-and Do Share~
What is genetic engineered food? The link here will help you to understand and give you options and ways to avoid being an un-willing test subject.
Our Children Must Be A Priority~
Infant Formula Council (IFC): The Council supports the FDA's position that Monsanto's genetically engineered Roundup Ready soybeans are safe. Most of the major formula companies belong to this council.
Mothers for Natural Law urges you to write to the IFC and tell them you feel it is unconscionable to use innocent newborns as guinea pigs for untested, experimental foods.
Kellogg's: state that their products may contain genetically engineered ingredients, and that they believe these pose no safety hazard to consumers.
High Fructose often contains Mercury....and not just a little bit of mercury. “Mercury was found in over a third of processed food products tested, the source of the mercury is contaminated high fructose corn syrup,” in the Environmental Health Journal last year.
High-Fructose Corn syrup linked to Autism and Mental Retardation
Due to the mercury in HFCS, this common sweetener has been linked to “neuro-developmental disorders such as autism and mental retardation.” Autism has skyrocketed in the U.S. in recent years, and exposure to mercury in vaccines and now HFCS are considered to be some possible reasons why.
FDA Says Yes to Genetically Engineered Salmon - www.organicauthority.com
Places and People We Know and Love~
If you are looking for a place to educate yourself about gluten...this is it. http://glutenzap.com
Sandie Thompson is a well known Nutrition Therapist...and so much more. For some great tips on eating well for better health, and weight control, visit and take advantage of Sandi's knowledge. http://sandithompsonnutrition.blogspot. com (I have personally benefited from Sandi's advice and guidance.)
Tip of the Month:
Steep a handful of fresh Sage in a quart of boiling water for 10 minutes, strain and use to rinse dark hair. Brings out the red highlights and leaves a shine that is healthy and beautiful.
Whether it's Autumn or Fall to you...embrace and enjoy~