Monthly Archives: August 2012

Interview with Nammazhvar

Nammazhvar’s name has become synonymous with organic farming in Tamil Nadu. In the last one decade’ he has converted about 6000 farmers which translates roughly into 20’000 acres to poison-free methods of profitable agriculture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zMgh1mOtdM&feature=colike

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Do it yourself: Snana podi (bathing powder)

Snana podi or bath powder is a fine powder that you can use in place of bathing soaps. If you prefer using soaps, you can also dab this powder on your body, after taking a bath or shower to make … Continue reading

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Saturday sale

Pick your own farm fresh organic vegetables & fruits – kovaikkai, lemon, yam, carrots, beetroot, brinjal, pumpkin, onion, snake gourd, bottle gourd, turnip, beans, bhindi, drumstick, tomatoes, greens (mint, coriander, palak, mulaikeerai, manaththakkali keerai, thandukkeerai, sirukeerai, sengkeerai, araikeerai, murungai keerai, … Continue reading

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Disappearing rice varieties

Reposting an article that appeared in The Hindu dated 6-8-2012. It can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/article3732256.ece. Did you know there?s a rice variety in Tamilnadu called ?Maapilai samba? that was fed to bridegrooms before the wedding? Thooyamalli, another traditional rice … Continue reading

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Organic Milk

Switching to organic milk and dairy products provides a natural way to increase our intake of nutritionally desirable fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants without increasing our intake of less desirable fatty acids. By choosing organic milk you can cut saturated … Continue reading

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Solve the mystery: What is Apple Cider Vinegar

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar? Any vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into … Continue reading

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Organic fruits and vegetables: Saturday sale (4 August 2012)

4/08/2012: Pick your own farm fresh organic vegetables & fruits: kovaikkai, lemon, yam, carrots, beetroot, brinjal,pumpkin, onion, snake gourd, bottle gourd, turnip, beans, bhindi, drumstick, tomatoes, greens (mint,coriander, palak, mulaikeerai, manaththakkali keerai, thandukkeerai, sirukeerai, sengkeerai, araikeerai, murungai keerai, etc), potatoes, … Continue reading

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What’s on sale tomorrow?

1/08/2012: Pick your own farm fresh veggies & fruits – peerkan, kovaikkai, lemon, yam, carrots, beetroot, brinjal, pumpkin, onion, snake gourd, bottle gourd, turnip, beans, bhindi, tomatoes, greens (mint, coriander, palak, mulaikeerai, thandukeerai, araikeerai, paruppukeerai, murungaikeerai, senkeerai, ponnankanni, etc), potatoes, … Continue reading

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Dhanyam recipe of the month: Ragi koozh

Ragi (finger millet) koozh, a popular south Indian countryside breakfast item is a perfect cooling drink and is very good for the health. Ragi koozh can be topped with vadam, onion, pickle etc. Ingredients: Ragi Flour – 1 cup Cooked … Continue reading

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