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Emma Grace

Emma Grace is a full time college student in San Diego with a background in raw food nutrition and holistic health. She has a passion for gardening, living a low impact and sustainable lifestyle, and loves animals. She lives on a collective community urban homestead with a backyard flock of hens, a bull dog, a snake, a tarantula and plenty of houseplants. In her free time she enjoys foraging for local fruits, playing guitar, writing, and reading. Aside from Green-Mom, Emma Grace also contributes to Baktun Raw Foods Blog and her school newspaper.

What to Do with Green Tomatoes?

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  Summertime tomatoes, in all their multicolored, juicy glory, deserve all the credit they get in culinary magazines and recipe blogs. This doesn’t mean, though, that we should ignore the early stages of this savory fruit: a firm, sour, green tomato has incredible potential for culinary applications …

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What to Do with All of This Zucchini!

By Emma Grace:  By the end of the summer, our gardens are still going strong in some regards — especially when it comes to big zucchini! It seems as if we find another few of these bright summer squashes every week. More often than not, hiding underneath the big broad …

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Elderflower and Culinary Uses

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Its lacy fragrant blooms and summertime decadence make elderflower a special plant. Easily found in yards and forests for wild harvesting, its light floral nature makes it beautifully suitable for teas, jams, syrups and cordials. Because of its versatility and availability, elderflower is a taste that can …

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Making Reusable Sandwich Bags

By Emma Grace Fairchild:  When I was traveling last summer, I packed a sandwich every day for 2 weeks, using gluten free bread from a chain grocery store and a rotating selection of tofu, cheeses and vegetables. I decided to do this with my travel buddy because we both are …

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Salad Dressing Basics

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Salads and veggies certainly can stand on their own as a source of flavor, but a great dressing can make or break a dish, too! From a basic garden salad to warm salads with roasted veggies, or a dark green salad of kale and wild greens, …

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What Is a “Freegan”?

By Emma Grace Fairchild: “Freegan” is a term loosely defined as someone who resists spending money on things that can be found for free, especially products being discarded. This is expressly true in terms of food; the most popular application of “freeganism” is finding food through waste collection or dumpster …

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Fun Ways to Feed Birds this Winter

Emma Grace Fairchild: Birds all around the world visit feeders during the harsher winter months and often rely on them for survival. Insects, many birds’ primary source of food, are difficult to find during the winter months. Hanging bird feeders through the autumn and winter months provides an important food …

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All About Mung Beans

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The little green mung bean looks a bit like a lentil and a bit like a black eyed pea, and often goes unrecognized. However, it is tasty, nutritious and versatile. After buying a big bag of them at my local grocery store, I’ve been inspired to …

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One Pot Warming Meals for Autumn

By Emma Grace Fairchild: If you’ve read the recent article on seasonal autumn produce, you may be inspired to get into the kitchen and get cooking. This is a great time of year for warm, hearty dishes like soups, stews and porridge. With cold season and winter holidays coming up, …

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Eating Seasonally in Autumn

By Emma Grace: Now is a wonderful time for produce because of the overlap of summer and early autumn. We are able to enjoy the freshest foods of summer like tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and green beans, and fresh herbs like basil and parsley, while simultaneously seeing autumn foods like new …

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