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Summer Ale….not what you’re thinking :)

The Northstar has a great selection of refreshing summer drinks and their ginger ale just so happens to be a fanboy favorite. I’ve always wondered how good it would be to have an endless supply of the cool beverage and today I decided to try and do something about it.

I searched for a quick recipe online and found this one. Looked simple enough, plus, I knew I already had mint, in the garden, evaporated cane sugar, lime juice, and water. The last few steps of the recipe required Katawi and I making a quick run to Whole Foods to pick up the club soda and fresh ginger.

I’m still finishing my first glass and overall pretty good. I will have continue to refine the recipe to taste but I love the mint, ginger, and lime flavors together. Mojito’s anyone ūüėČ

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When Big Business Eats Organic

An interesting article released by the NY Times regarding the organic foods industry and the acquisition of small organic companies by larger conglomerates.  If you thought your Earthbound Organic salad was produced by some small farm out west, think again.  Larger companies are becoming more aware of the higher margins that selling organic products command and they want in!  Just yesterday, I noticed a study conducted by the OCA which, yielded most disheartening results.

This has always fueled my reluctance for¬†the current coporate push behind buying and producing “organic” goods and services.¬† It is a consummate catch 22.¬† On one hand you’re creating goods and services that are meets and bounds beyond those services created by conventional standards, but on the other hand, in an effort to increase scalability, the visceral integrity that once existed with the organic products could become compromised behind of the guise of¬†a corporations strategic agenda.¬†

I’d hate for the latter to happen, but we’ve seen it too many times before.¬† My advice is to stay well informed and by local whenever possible.

When Big Business Eats Organic
TARA PARKER-POPE
NYT, March 19, 2008
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/when-big-business-eats-organic/