I remember many years ago, the late Chief Bola Ige (former Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice) in his newspaper column at the time, advocated that each family should plant something they can eat. He wrote that if we did, we would be eating what we know... read more
Ten years ago, Su Kahumbu Stephanou, a musician, stumbled into farming. Today she is the founder and managing director of Green Dreams Ltd., a Kenyan company that produces organically grown products. Apart from championing organic farming, Green Dreams has also... read more
Amelia’s Organics has been at the forefront of the Naturopathy movement in Nigeria and across Western Africa and was recently featured on CNN, what is Naturopathy? • Naturopathy is based on the foundation that the human body knows how to fix itself, it wants to fix... read more
One, Two, Three, Four, Five…….Nooooo, you didn’t really think I was going to count my numbers? I quite agree with you, numbers have always been very important and yes knowing more about these numbers I am counting here will help you to make healthier options. A few... read more
How healthy is that food? Article by Donna Fennessy Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You’re not alone. “The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, useful just for those who have a degree in nutrition,”... read more
I recently discovered that May 15th was Food Revolution Day. Just before you say, this is long gone, I say it is still so relevant, so I beg you to please stay with me on this one and you will soon see why I’m passionate about it. The purpose of this day is to... read more
“Most stainless steel pots sold in the stores allow chrome and nickel to bleed into the foods as the salts and acids of the food react with the pot.”……… Dr. Shelton While some may wonder how true this quote is, I remember that about forty... read more
Most farmers practising organic farming usually have a compelling story to tell about their reason for choosing organic farming over conventional farming. I am always interested in these stories, one thing runs across many of these stories, can you guess? Passion,... read more
Hot, hot, hot foods are the focus of new research released this week suggesting that eating fiery ingredients such as chili peppers may do more than burn your tongue. These foods may help you live longer. “There is accumulating evidence from mostly experimental... read more
Like As If I didn't know! Was that your reaction to this #Repost from @100thseed ? Don't worry I share your sentiment too but hey, we all need the reminder from time to time. Can you imagine this on every refrigerator ? The post says - EAT LESS: C.arbonated drinks R.efined sugars A.rtificial flavors P.rocessed foods #100thseed#eatorganic#organicfarmer#sisimiblog
What's this? That was the question @roliorganicessentials asked me when she picked this fruit up under its tree. The tree is tall, big and bears flowers, the fruit is succulent and smells really nice. The fruit also reminds me of the Chinese star fruit. So what is it? Is it edible?
Food as Medicine Fair in Abuja! A lady whipped a group of us up about this, her excitement was simply infectious and we all got excited about it too even though it clashes with my Organic conference in Lagos which is for a week, I'm planning to pop in for one day. If you are planning to be there or involved in the planning or know anyone please tag them, it would be nice to meet up. I read Aromatherapy on the flyer. #foodasmedicinefair#abujameetup#organic#organicfarmer#organicagriculture
Take A Deep Breathe! Slow down! How many times have we missed spectacular things just because we hurry past and fail to notice. I often pull myself together to play the 'mindful' game from time to time. I try to take in the beauty around and appreciate it all. So this morning I realised that a tree I walk past quite often had so many of its flowers in bloom. The non-edible pods were also hanging in their hundreds. So magical.