Here's are 2 great Powell & Mahoney Recipes for the Holidays: Dark and Stormy with 181 Original Recipe Old Bally Castle Ginger and Pomegranate Martini
Dark and Stormy
In a Shaker: 3oz P&M Ginger mixer, 1/2 oz dark rum. Shake and strain over ice
Top with 1oz soda water
Garnish: Lime wedge
Glassware: Martini glass.
In a shaker: 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Pomegranate, 1 ½ oz. citrus vodka and ½ oz. of orange liqueur. Shake over ice and strain. Garnish: Lemon twist.
WAHTA means Maple in Mohawk. Maple Water starts to surge through Maple Trees every spring. This water, or sap, is packed with natural goodness that has the power to bring the Maple back to life. Wahta is sourced from Canada's majestic forests ensuring clean fresh maple water every time.
Legend has it that the First Nations people of Canada spotted an energized squirrel drinking Maple Water after the long Canadian winter, they liked the idea of something fresh and good which is how the ritual of drinking maple water got started.
Wahta is quality assured by the Maple Syrup Federation of Quebec proudly displaying the NAPSI certification logo and can be purchased at the Fresh Market.
Cayenne and Jalapeno Peppers awaken the senses in this Powell & Mahoney Sriracha Perfect Sriracha Mary Recipe handcrafted in Vermont! :) Many of the ingredients are organic, and this is perfect for tailgate parties!
PERFECT SRIRACHA MARY
Glass: Pint glass packed with ice cubes.
In a shaker: 4 oz P&M Sriracha Bloody Mary mixer & 1 oz vodka.
Gently shake and strain over ice.
Garnish: Celery stalk, wedge of lime, pickled long beans.
In an open letter published tomorrow in The Times (London) newspaper and promoted through a digital billboard at Waterloo station, American celebrities, Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah and Robert Kennedy Jr joined US NGOs, trade groups and businesses such as Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, the Rachel Carson Council, Friends of the Earth, the Organic Consumers Association, Dr Bronner’s and NYR Organic to warn British citizens of the dangers of growing GM crops and urge them to speak out before it’s too late.
The warning comes at a critical time as the European Parliament will vote in January whether member states can decide for themselves to grow GM crops or not. If this legislation is passed, the UK could see the planting of commercial GM crops within the next six to eighteen months.
The letter, which highlights the problems and challenges which American farmers, consumers and others have faced over nearly two decades of growing and eating GM crops, was delivered to Downing Street today by a delegation which included fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, actor Jeremy Irons and chef Val Warner and MPs, ZacGoldsmith and Michael Meacher. It also included the two campaigners from the US who helped drive the letter, Pamm Larry and Diana Reeves, as well as Beyond GM Director, Pat Thomas, who coordinated the effort in the UK.
The fully referenced letter, signed by groups and individuals representing some 57 million members and supporters, argues that GM crops have never delivered on their promises to increase yields and profits or to decrease pesticide use. In fact, they have done the opposite with the cost of growing GM crops now greater than conventional crops in the US and pesticide use 24% higher amongst GM farmers than non-GM farmers planting the same crops.
The environmental harm caused by this increased herbicide has also led to the destruction of vital insect and bee populations. The population of the Monarch butterfly, for example, has dropped by over 80% in some parts of the US as the herbicide, Roundup, kills milkweed – the Monarch’s key food source. It also damages soil structure and makes essential micronutrients unavailable to the plant and therefore our food.
The Americans warn that after nearly 20 years of use, GM ingredients are now everywhere in their food chain – over 70% of all processed foods in the US contain them. As a result, traces of glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – have been found in high levels in the breast milk and urine of American mothers as well as in their drinking water. The levels in the breast milk were around 1,600 times higher than what is currently allowable in European drinking water.
The American signatories believe their experience of using what they call a “failing agricultural technology” serves as a warning to other countries about to journey down the same road. They conclude that GM food “has never really been about public good, or feeding the hungry, or supporting farmers. Nor is it about consumer choice. Instead it’s about private, corporate control of the food system.”
Actress, Susan Sarandon says: “Instead of bringing certainty and security, GMOs have raised more and more worrying questions about their effectiveness, their necessity, and even their safety. Polls show that the majority of US citizens – and in fact citizens everywhere – either want them labelled or taken out of the food system altogether.”
Activist attorney Robert Kennedy Jr says: “An informed and engaged public is one of our greatest weapons against widespread threats to health and environmental justice. Initiatives like The Letter from America highlight clearly the problems we have faced in the US in the 17 years we have been planting and eating GMOs.”
Vivienne Westwood, who was one of the British celebrities who helped deliver the petition to Downing Street this morning says: “GMOs are a democratic issue. They are a massive, unethical experiment in human and environmental health. People are voicing legitimate concerns about how they and their families will be affected by eating them, how planting them will affect the environment and biodiversity, how forcing them on developing countries will disempower and impoverish farmers there and most of all why, if so many unanswered question remain about GMOs, our government is continuing to try and force them on the British public.”
Pat Thomas, the campaign director for Beyond GM says: “The American experience of GMOs shines a light on how our own food future will unfold if we continue to race pell-mell down the road to a genetically modified Britain. It also can teach us about the importance and effectiveness of public engagement. Biotech companies have spent a lot of time and money sidelining public opinion, and turning the GM debate into an abstract and academic affair. It’s time the public was brought back into the ‘public debate’ about what they eat, and what they feed their children, and it’s time politicians and regulators started listening.”
For the full version of the Letter from America please visit: www.theletterfromamerica.org
The Center for Food Safety announced the launch of “Hollywood Food Voices,” and the release of its first video in the series, featuring Moby, the award-winning musician/DJ/activist. The video (below) gives fans a guided tour of Moby’s four-acre home atop the Hollywood Hills, where over 30,000 bees dwell.
While delving into his passion for bees and the causes of alarming bee colony collapses nationwide, the video offers simple, concrete actions for viewers to help reverse this trend.
Gratitude Gourmet has really enjoyed all the Canyon Bakehouse breads we've tried! Their products include 7-Grain, Cinnamon Raisin, Mountain White, Deli Rye Style, Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia, Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns and Cranberry Crunch Muffins. As an added bonus the breads are Certified Gluten Free, made in a dedicated gluten free bakery, dairy, nut and soy free, GMO-free, and family-owned in Colorado!
Gratitude Gourmet and Canyon Bakehouse are partnering on a Canyon Bakehouse Giveaway with a nice package of the selected items above!! Just post a note on our Facebook Canyon Bakehouse Giveaway Post on what you'll create with the Canyon Bakehouse Breads by FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014! TWO Winners Will Be Chosen!! Good Luck! :)
The tradition of chocolate eggs first became popular in Europe around the end of the 19th century. Today, 2.5 million Perugina eggs, the equivalent of 671 tons, are sold each season.
Perugina offers three distinct varieties of its chocolate eggs for Easter: a dark chocolate Baci egg, a white chocolate Baci egg and a milk chocolate version, the Perugina egg. The Baci egg is named for Perugina’s most popular confection and includes four Baci inside each hollow egg.
“Baci” is the Italian word for “kisses” and the iconic Baci confections are each wrapped in a special message of love written in five different languages and tucked into the foil wrapper.
Have a Happy Chocolate Holiday! :)
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