Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ron Finley

Dear Friends,
Meet Ron Finley, without a doubt the most inspirational and awe-inspiring man (other than my Judd, of course!) that I've learned of in a long while!  Rather than attempting to tell his story in my own words, I'll let his TED Talk and Webpage speak for itself.  Please watch!  

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.”
“If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes.”
“We gotta flip the script on what a gangsta is — if you ain’t a gardener, you ain’t gangsta.”

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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Island Roasters Coffee Company

After a day of paddle boarding, Kris and I needed some coffee and we decided to to check out Island Roasters Coffee Company, which is located at 394 N. Causeway in New Smyrna Beach.  A few weeks prior, I enjoyed a tasting at Love Whole Foods and was hooked!

On a hot day, you have to try the iced cold-pressed coffee!  It is served with coffee ice cubes so as not to water down the flavor, but that won't's gone before the ice melts!  They sell "Growlers" (see photo below) to take home with you to enjoy later.  Just add 1 part coffee to 2-3 parts water and your favorite sweetener, cream and flavor, if desired.  FYI: Cold-pressed coffee is less acidic than hot brewed and doesn't go stale when refrigerated.

Island Roasters provides the best,  fresh roasted, fair trade, organic coffee and treats in this area, not to mention their outstanding, friendly service.