By Dina Eliash Robinson At the first sight of acne, chocolate breakout, sunburn or other SOS distress signals the skin sends out when it’s in trouble, it’s best to immediately try to figure out the … Read More

Scientific Studies Favor Organics

by Dina Eliash Robinson European Union-funded studies of organic and conventional crops, grown in side by side plots, showed antioxidant levels 20 percent to 40 percent higher in organic wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and lettuce. … Read More


INGREDIENTS—All Organic—serves 8 as a side-dish, 6 as a main course. 2 Yukon Yellow potatoes 2 red potatoes 2 medium Ruby Yams 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 cup Lacinato (i.e. “dino-”) kale 4 whole … Read More

Who’s Afraid Of Food Labels?

By Dina Eliash Robinson Fair disclosure: Some dozen years ago, spooked by too much information about our food supply, Lewis and I switched to buying and eating organic foods, grown locally or within the closest … Read More

Heirloom Tomato Soup

(Best when all organic ingredients are used) NOTE: Since this soup keeps well for at least two weeks in the refrigerator (in fact, its flavor actually improves with time) and lends variety to menus by … Read More

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros Bakery and Café 246 North Cedros Solana Beach, CA 92075 Phone: 858-259-8597 Claires on Cedros Serves Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Hours: Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday … Read More

Organics–What’s So Special?

by Dina Eliash Robinson Who knew that going from ‘farming’ to ‘agribusiness’ would end up poisoning consumers and polluting the environment? A perfect case of good intentions paving the road to… well, you know… Because … Read More

Ground Turkey (or Chicken) Breast Loaf

We highly recommend using all organic ingredients for this versatile and economical dish, which keeps well in the refrigerator for at least 10 days. It is equally delicious right out of the oven or reheated … Read More