We were so beyond thrilled to hear about a new film in the works that FINALLY highlights the goodness and growth of organics! Organic Rising, directed by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning photojournalist Anthony Suau is an inspiring documentary that will feature an in-depth look at the rise of the organic food movement in America.
We can help fund the final production of Organic Rising, by supporting their Indiegogo Campaign. With only four days left in the campaign, they’ve happily surpassed their goal of $50,000 and can use the extra funds to visit more organic farms and perhaps shoot some aerial photography scenes, bring a higher value to the finished film and maybe even make it to Asheville’s 13th Organicfest celebration!
Date: April 22, Earth Day Time: Doors open at 6:30, Film starts at 7:15
Location: Asheville Community Theatre 35 E Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $11 advance purchase price. $13 on the day of. FREE for students with ID.
TICKETS: Asheville Community Theatre 828.254.1320 Asheville Community Theatre Web Site >
Extra Special Offerings:
There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 6:30-7:15 before the screening! Menu includes medjool dates stuffed with three graces chθvre, smoked sunburst trout Crostinis, local artisan cheeses, cruditιs, organic fruits and berries, truffles from the chocolate lounge, gluten free brownies from West End Bakery, organic smoothies, kombucha…
Everyone that comes to the film tonight will be entered to win either a $75 gift certificate from Water Lily Organic Salon or a $75 gift certificate to an eco cleaning from Asheville’s Pristine Clean.
About the Film:
Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert (of Asheville) is in search of answers to complex question of ‘who controls the future of food?’ GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. Followed by Q&A with the Director and panel discussion with local & national experts.
As another winter snow storm forces everyone to tuck themselves inside somewhere safe and warm, I can’t help hearing the song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” over and over in my head.
This extreme weather seems to brew plenty of opportunities to catch a cold, especially if your immunity is challenged. Just this morning, my granddaughter called to tell me that she was sick with a cold! I recommended three of my favorite natural remedies: miso soup, fresh garlic and rest.
Miso is simply one of the most important ingredients to have on hand for everything from tasty culinary delights to soothing, nourishing soups for when you are under the weather. My very first “natural” meal cooked and served to me by my new boyfriend (now my husband, Organic Chef Tom) 36 years ago included a memorable bowl of miso soup. It has been a staple in my organic kitchen ever since.
One of my favorites is Miso Master® Organic Miso made right here in the U.S.A., about an hour from our home town of Asheville, NC. (Can’t get more local than that!) Miso Master® Miso is traditionally aged and made with high quality, organic and GMO-free ingredients. The story behind this unique American made miso is an interesting one that we will be sharing in more detail very soon. In the meantime, I invite you to visit Great Eastern Sun’s website for more information about their misos and for more yummy Miso Master® Miso recipes for all 7 varieties of their miso.
Wow... the snow is really coming down now! Time to warm up the kitchen and cook up a nourishing meal for our family. Stay warm, be safe and eat well.
Miso Master® Miso RECIPE
Under the Weather Miso Soup
Serves 6 - 8
This soup is sure to stop any cold in its tracks, even better than Grandma’s chicken soup!
Bring stock or water, garlic, and bay leaf to boil. Simmer 15 minutes, or until garlic is soft. Remove bay leaf. Mix miso, garlic, ginger, and stock in blender. Reheat in pot, but do not boil. Place cubes of bread at bottom of bowl and ladle hot soup over them. Garnish with green onion.
Universal Marinade YIELD: 1 Cup
Ό cup MISO MASTER® Organic Kosher Country Barley Miso 6 Tbsp Mirin or cooking sherry 6 Tbsp dry Red wine 2 Tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
This versatile marinade is great for flavoring meat, fish, poultry, tofu, tempeh, or vegetables before grilling, broiling, or roasting. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, until miso is dissolved. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.