Category Archives: organic

work exchange and waterfalls

by KalaLea on March 31, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

Before arriving in Bahia, I did some research on Chapada Diamantina, the glorious national park in Bahia. After my WWOOFing gig in Seabra, I had plans to visit Vale do Capão, a measly hour and a half bus ride southeast.

Vale do Capão … Where the earth is red, the people are green and the water is free. You read correctly, several times I was told that many of the residents do not pay
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the number 9

by KalaLea on March 15, 2011 • Posted in News

During a staff meeting yesterday, I asked a hand full of women if they knew how to tell organic produce from conventional produce. Five out of five said, No, how?

The number 9.

Go get a piece of produce and check the label or code on the sticker. If it contains five digits starting with the number 9 then according to the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), this item was produced organically without the
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The Meatball Shop

by KalaLea on February 6, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

A few days ago, I received a text that read:
Hey K, can u suggests a cool spot to eat on the lower east side that is not too pricey?

My immediate response to this message was:
The Meatball Shop

He loved it and you will too! And rumor has it that they’re opening 2 more spots soon: (one) in Williamsburg and (two) in Greenwich Village. Yippee!

Warning: there may be a wait of up to
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Fleisher’s Meats

by KalaLea on January 21, 2011 • Posted in Kala's Favorites

In November 2010, I visited the New Amsterdam Market in the South Street Seaport. There I met Bryan of Fleisher’s Grass-fed and Organic Meats. After a long discussion about what constitutes organic standards in meat production, he insisted I try some of their bacon (yes, pork). Days later, I served this bacon at a small brunch in my home and I must say that I think about that bacon every day. Check out their site
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What’s in Season: Spring

Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


  • Homemade #salad dressing #redonion #EVOO #oj #applecidervinegar #chives #parsley #chilipowder #honey #saltnpepper (teeny bit) #wdiet - last one week in fridge #wholefoods
  • A better example ... Thank you @wall.street.journal for the tour and your patience. Journalists ask sooo many questions. #ej17
  • This is not the best example but there's some great art at the #WSJ. Takeaway: produce content that can live on multiple platforms! #ej17 @wall.street.journal
  • Thanks to Nilea @marcheruedix for being my first #WDIET podcast guest. #progress #ej17 #podcasts
  • #Dinner time #wdiet #tortellini stuffed with pesto, sautéed onions, mushrooms, garlic and tomato sauce #eatwell #pasta #shrooms
  • #lategram #lookingglass #led #lights #volumetric #ej17 #playtime
  • #lategram #lookingglass #holograms #volumetric #ej17
  • On the way to Looking Glass ... #walking #waiting #toughjob #benicetofoodservers #ej17