Monday, December 18, 2017

Future Culture and Community of the Living Earth

Avenya, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has spent two years researching the effects of reawakening the human connection to the spiritual dimension of the Earth and they recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a short documentary film about this connection.

Future Culture and Community of the Living Earth: Avenya, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has spent two years researching the effects of reawakening the human connection to the spiritual dimension of the Earth and they recently launched a Kickstarter...

Friday, December 15, 2017

Potato Latkes

High in potassium, good source of Vitamin C, loaded 
with fibre and Gluten-Free!
4 EarthFresh Russet Potatoes
3 shallots
2 eggs
3 Tbsp (45 ml) all purpose flour
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Optional: Sour cream or apple sauce for dipping

Wash and peel the potatoes. Grate the potatoes and
shallots into a bowl, and transfer to a cheesecloth.
 Twist into a pouch – squeezing all the excess water out.
Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the two eggs. Carefully add
 the the two whisked eggs, flour and salt to the
 potato bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well in incorporated.
Add ¼-inch of vegetable oil to a pan over medium heat.
 Scoop up roughly a golf ball size of the potato
 mixture while squeezing and flattening at the
same time, making a latke shape. Drop 3-4 latkes
 at a time into the pan and cook 3-4 minutes per side.
 Latkes should be golden brown and crisp on both sides.
Remove and place on a paper towel to remove
 excess oil. Serve latkes on their own, or with
 sour cream or apple sauce.
Makes 10-12 Latkes

Monday, December 11, 2017

Clink, Drink and Dine, It's Holiday Time!

Turn up your holiday soiree in 25 ways or MORE with the magic of cranberry.  

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to deck the halls, shop the malls and host the holiday happenings with the best of them. This merry marathon calls for cutting-edge, out-of-the-box festive flair. Ocean Spray has over 25 ways to make the moments magical with a little red holiday hottie called the cranberry! 
The holiday experts at Ocean Spray are helping you count down to the holidays with #25DaysofCranberries. For the month of December, discover new holiday cookie or cocktail recipes daily on their social channels to include on your hostess hot list!* For the gift that keeps on giving, visit for a special 25 Days of Cookies & Cocktails downloadable, free recipe book to also share with friends and family. 
Cookies with A Kick of Creativity: With more "fails" than "fabs", scrap the cookie cutters and cook up some nostalgia with holiday flavors and ingredients. Warm their hearts with Craisins® Dried Cranberries Hot Cocoa Cookies or Polar Espresso Cookies. Throw in some Snowball Clusters and Merry Mint Cookies for a picture perfect holiday platter.  
Couture Cocktails: Mix, mingle and muddle the classiest of cocktails this season with our White Frostbite, Cranberry Mule, or Hibiscus Holiday Punch.
Glamorous Garnishes: For that "mic drop" moment, top off those cocktails and mocktails with glorious garnishes. Add a few Craisins® Dried Cranberries to any bubbly drink and watch the berries dance in their glass. Adorn cocktail picks or rosemary sprigs with garnishes that glitter like Sugared Cranberries
Gift of Good Taste: Make them giddy by gifting baskets bursting with flavorful Cranberry Bruschetta or a sweet, decorative plate of Cranberry Fudge.
Snacks with Swag: Popping from party to party takes energy and plenty of snacks! Stock up with sweet and savory appetizers like Fruited Brie Bake or Sizzling Bacon Wrapped Apricots, or simply a bowl of Craisins® Dried Cranberries Trail Mix. 
Décor Du jour! Deck the halls with pops of crimson cranberries. String them, float them or feature them in your table décor; the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating and dining with this tiny festive fruit. 
*For more information on how to deck, dine and be simply divine with cranberries, visit: or or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
About Ocean Spray
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the North American bottled juice category.
The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment.

SOURCE Ocean Spray

CONTACT: Sharon Newcomb, Ocean Spray, (508) 946-7185,; Anne Wilks, Weber Shandwick, for Ocean Spray, (617) 520-7126,