Kefir grains, typically used in milk to create a probiotic drink, can be used to ferment vegetables. You can also use the whey left from making kefir cheese.
Potatoes are one of he earliest vegetables adapted to gardens, and are considered as important of a staple crop as rice or wheat. They are a cool-season vegetable.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of the many kinds of plants you can sprout and eat. They provide a high amount of fiber, vitamin A, B, E and K.
Slushies typically contain unhealthy dyes and flavorings with no nutritious value. However, you can use the drink as a way of giving your kids fruits and vegetables high in vitamins and nutrients by making homemade slushies.
Once you harvest your pumpkin patch in the fall, you may want to think about baking the pumpkin seeds you scoop from your bounty instead of letting them go to waste.
Vegans can enjoy the health benefits of kefir by culturing their grains in coconut milk. Live kefir grains will culture batch after batch of coconut milk, just as they would milk.
Bean sprouts are and easy and nutritious way for you to grow your own food. These crunchy sprouts are good raw or cooked.
Summer squash plants not only provide an abundance of yellow squash and zucchini, but can also be the inspiration for a delicacy. Many people aren't aware that the flowers are edible.
Just about anyone has free access to mulberries. They grow abundantly in the wild in many areas. You can take advantage of the health benefits of mulberries you harvested for months to come by making them into a jam.
Sunflower sprouts are a powerhouse of nutrition, and a great addition to any micro-green kitchen garden.
Kefir cultures are one of many ways to ferment milk and create a probiotic beverage. It originates from the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe where it has been used to preserve milk for centuries. Kefir cultures contain a community of beneficial bacteria and yeasts that make a cauliflower-like...
Snow peas are delicious in stir-fry recipes and soup. Snow pea pods are typically harvested before the peas in the pods are allowed to develop.
Wild American ginseng root has sold for as much as $350 per pound. Today, wild ginseng is a protected plant and it is illegal to harvest in many states. However, you can grow and harvest your own ginseng.
Mulberries are often underestimated as an edible berry. They may not share spots by the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries that line the supermarkets, but they are excellent preserved as a jam, cooked in recipes or to enjoy just as a handful. Mulberries are also great because they grow...
Oregano is a common culinary herb, and an essential to add to a herbal garden. Originally, the herb was native to the Mediterranean and central Asia.
Kale is a hardy growing green from the cabbage family. The plant originated form Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean. Kale can tolerate both mid-summer heat and cold temperatures.
Filmjolk yogurt is thicker and sweeter than kefir. You can use your fermented filmjolk yogurt to create butter by using a process to separate the whey from the curds. The result is homemade filmjolk butter and buttermilk, which you can use in recipes.
Kefir yogurt may be too sour for some people. Sweden offers an alternative to kefir fermentation that can also be done at room temperature. Filmjolk is a fermented yogurt that has a creamy custard-like consistency, and is much sweeter than Kefir.
You've probably walked over one of the healthiest vegetables available without even knowing it. Purslane often grows in the cracks between sidewalks. It was introduced around the world from Persia and India. Until recently, purslane has been forgotten as an important vegetable and seen as a weed in...
One of the easiest mushrooms to start growing at home is the Wine Cap mushroom, also known as King Stropharia. Wine cap mushrooms grow as big as portobello mushrooms, and have a meaty texture and taste. The spawn can be grown on a bed of wood chips and soil, which makes them a lot easier for the...
There are many reasons a person may decide to go vegetarian. A person may choose to exclude meat from their diet for health, spiritual or political reasons. The diet of a vegetarian includes nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, fruits and vegetables.
Winter squash is harvested much later in the season than summer squash. There are a wide variety of winter squash species you can choose to grow in your garden.
Cantaloupe is sweet tasting and high in vitamins C, A, B6, folate, niacin and potassium, which makes it a healthy snack for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Milk Kefir is a fermented beverage that is cultured by using kefir grains. Kefir originates from the Caucasus Mountains, and was used to preserve milk before refrigeration existed.
Kefir grains are used to culture milk into a beverage that has similar probiotic benefits to yogurt. Once you begin culturing kefir, your grains will begin to multiply. You can get use out of these extra grains by making kefir cheese, butter or fermented vegetables.
Watermelons grown in a home garden promise to be a sweet, thirst-quenching treat at harvest time. Typically, watermelons are grown indoors and then transplanted into an outdoor garden area after the last frost date has passed.
You can plant arugula continuously year after year without ever buying seeds again by saving your seed from your harvest.
Herbs can spice up your garden harvest cooking, and add pleasant aromas to your outdoor space. Thyme is one of the more common herbs grown in gardens.
Kefir cheese is one of the many different foods you can make once you start culturing with kefir. Kefir grains are the starter culture used to make a kefir beverage similar to yogurt.
Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that contains probiotic benefits similar to yogurt.
Add a little extra color and nutrition to your garden by growing swiss chard this season. Swiss chard is considered a leafy green vegetable; however, the stalks may be white, yellow or red.
Homegrown greens are not only a healthy addition to your garden, but are easy to grow. Spinach is high in vitamins A, C, K and folate. It also contains manganese, potassium, iron and phytonutrients. In the garden, spinach is a hardy plant that can be planted successively from spring to late fall....
Burdock is mostly known as a weed throughout the United States, but is considered an important root vegetable in Asian cooking. One burdock plant can produce up to 2 feet of edible root, which makes it a great addition to a wild vegetable garden.
Salad greens are great to add to your garden because they are fast growing and can be grown successively throughout the season. Arugula is a salad green with a tangy, peppery taste. It is commonly found in mesclun salad mixes at the supermarket. You can grow your own arugula in your salad garden.
A great way to grow fresh vegetables if you live in an apartment or have limited garden space is to grow micro-greens. Oat sprouts are micro-greens high in minerals and vitamins. Oat sprouts are also easy to grow in that they require no sunlight and minimal time and effort.
Wolfberries or goji berries are considered a superfruit with many health benefits. The berry can be added as an interesting ingredient to soups, stir-fry or sauteed greens.
I. The black snake coiled its sleek body like a shackle around my arms its tongue lashed my wrists like the silver sliver of your pale lips you shed your skin as you slithered around my lifeless body drawing me near your teeth pierced the vein of...
Broken architecture like fallen bodies in poem.
Dancing for the Equinox in a Poem.
Poem written during a transitional spiritual phase.
Political poem about no issue in particular.
Mom didn't believe me when I said there were monsters in my closet. They had lashing claws they used to cling to the walls and spiraling tongues which lashed out and gnarled themselves in the wallpaper design She didn't believe me ...
A soul thrashing itself around a graveyard in poem.
Predator and prey poem about society.
One last beautiful breath of two wild hearts lust before one garbed as death helps them to their bed of dust And in their serene rest will love still entwine these two souls and rage within their breast and burn and scorch like hot...
A poem about a lady and the bottle.
An expression of animal rights in poetry.
Japanese vegetables are fun to grow if you are looking for variety or wish to cook more Japanese dishes at mealtime. A few plants grow well in most climates, have high yields and are staples in Japanese cooking.
Use your homemade vinegar to make salad dressing or for pickling recipes.
Sometimes in the intensity of loneliness a silhouette of your face makes a block within my mind and sometimes as I reach for the silhouette I feel it shatter into dust beyond my fingertips It hasn't just faded to be recalled at a later...
Poetry of injustice,trust and perception.
As a kid, I liked to write about social issues. Self exploration hadn't started quite yet.
A child's perspective on war. This was written when I was very young.
An angry poem about relationships gone haywire.
A tapestry of poems about the moon, transi and duality.
A metaphysical poem about dreams and night mares.
Burlap provides an inexpensive way to decorate a home or create a craft project. This coarsely-woven fabric is also known as hessian. Burlap fabric most commonly comes from India and surrounding regions.
Dreams are a collection of social and personal archetypes and symbols. The characters in a dream represent different aspects of our psychology, just as they do in a story. This means that dreams are a personal story tailored just for us.
"Buy this WORD" is a con-TEXTual experimental poem on consumerism. Its just fun;)
tone buildings built with hands worn, fingernails ripped Molded brick Stained glass windows
"In the Darkest Nights" poems is an angry rant on patriarchy.
"Bound by Chaos" describes the contradictions in feeling.
A poem: I feel overwhelmed
A poem about music and metaphysics.
someone always comes after I have died
Click edit above to add content to this empty capsule. the curve of your stomach like valleys of trees nurtured by the water which is your soul
A poem of love.
Diego Rayle, author of "Stay Out of the Wheat Field" uses the power of writing to document his experience through the Vietnam War, and to protest violence.
Stay Out of the Wheat Field by Diego Rayle is a thought-provoking, yet disturbing account of what it was like to fight in the Vietnam War, and to be a veteran coming back from such a horrific event.
Review of the book written by the woman who shot Andy Warhol, Valerie Solanas.
Here are several tips on how artists stuck in dumb jobs can overcome the boredom and get paid for what they love to do.
Review of "Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha" by Ben Reitman.
Our bodies are connected in this vast energy that spreads through everything in a kind of wave. One consciousness is a single part of this vast energy and is somewhat separate in that it is different than the other parts, and yet that different part helps to make up the whole.
Corporate advertising bombards people from our television sets, the internet, radio, and even from billboards towering over our community. The availability of these mediums to artists and community members has been gradually dwindling away.
There are several movies that are entertaining, and yet raise awareness to important social and political issues.
The United States prisons currently are considered a booming business and imprison more people than any other country in the world. Corporations like Honeywell, Microsoft, Victoria's Secret, and Boeing use prison labor.
It may seem convenient to swipe a card and have everything including our cash, credit, and identification information available on just a few bytes. However, it also means that corporations will have more information about people’s lifestyles, habits, desires, and needs than they could...
Book review of "Addicted to War: Why the US can't Kick Militarism" by Joel Andreas.
"Getting Down with the Grassroots" explores political organizing and apathy.
Without question, people often take a philosophy, religion, or political ideology as their own even if they may not agree with certain aspects.
Herbert Marcuse, a philosopher that fled from Berlin to the United States to avoid the Nazis during World War II, developed a philosophy for art that encompasses using negative imagery as a tool to revolutionize human minds.
Review of "War" by Hip Hop Slam on Alternative Tentacles label.
Review of AniDifranco's "Educated Guess" CD on Righteous Babe Records.
"Within the Realms of Creation" is best described as a 'visionary' poem.
A poem about freedom.
"Connection" is a metaphysical and political poem.
"Transcend is a metaphysical poem that delves into the uselessness of horrible work and consumerism.
This article is based on a 2004 interview with Marcus Gale during a Falun Gong demonstration at Union Square in New York City. During the demonstration they did a theatrical display of the types of tortures that took place in China against followers.
On a date with his coworker, Jaylin dies and finds himself in a surreal afterlife world where he gets to choose to be reborn over and over.
The essay describes the process of using a dream and thought journal to produce the novel "Fly on the Wall". The novel was written during the 3-Day Novel Contest.
There’s an old Indian parable about a group of blind men describing their experience of an elephant that I feel is a perfect metaphor for my personal beliefs.
Metaphysical ramblings on the mythical Ouroboros.
Romantic love poetry and flowers.
A poem of love.
Ramblings of despair and love.
Metaphysical thoughts on death and flying in dreams.
Metaphysical poem that compares a writer to "Destiny"
"flesh from ashes" is a metaphysical poem.
Love and Lucid Dreaming
The poem was written during the 2004 protests against the Republican National Convention in New York.
"Mass Cultivated" is a poem protest against large media conglomerates and the way they propagandize the masses.
"Shades of Gray" is a war protest poem by Robin Coe.
"Manufactured Destruction" is a war protest poem.
"I paid for You to Die" is a poem that works to link the connection between war and using oil.
This a war protest poem.
"Machines of Death" is a war protest poem.
"from Mr. American President" protests war for oil. It was specifically aimed at George Bush.
The poem "industrial emancipation" by Robin Coe questions whether women obtained freedom by being able to work in factories during the industrial revolution because of men being sent off to war.