A small corner of a giant marketplace that served the capital city of the thriving Aztec Empire in what is now Mexico. The year is 1519 and Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés is about to enter the city for the first time, setting off an explosion of cultural exchange that will bring exciting new foods to Europe, Asia, and Africa—and introduce others to the Americas.
The forest teaches us enoughness: as a principle of equity, how to enjoy the gifts of nature without exploitation and accumulation.
At the root of ecofeminism is the understanding that the many systems of oppression are mutually reinforcing. Building on the socialist feminist insight that racism, classism, and sexism are interconnected, ecofeminists recognized additional similarities between those forms of human oppression and the oppressive structures of speciesism and naturism.
Greta Gaard. “Toward a Queer Ecofeminism” in Hypatia (1997)
For the month of May, I am so excited to be doing a series of guest posts for a website I love, The Kitchn (the food companion site to Apartment Therapy). Each recipe will be inspired by something at the farmers market near where I live. This week’s recipe is Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine, where long strips of carrot made with a peeler are mixed with pasta! More photos and the recipe are over at The Kitchn.
Meet Isabel, a Fair Trade hero & a pioneer of women’s programs in Peru.
Reblog to show your support for Isabel and read her story here.
Shorts and sunshine and garden planning.