A note October
from Marlene table of contents
2 A Note from Marlene
I’m excited this month to host one of my favorite people,
Jeffrey Smith, who’ll be speaking on a topic that really gets 3 From the Editor’s desk
me upset – the unchecked spread of genetically modified
organisms (GMOs), in our food supply. 4-5 From Peru with love: An Equal
Exchange of education and
Jeffrey will be at our Federal Way store
the evening of Tues., October 18 at
7 pm.* He is the world’s most outspoken 6-7 The Tie that Binds: A community’s
authority on GMOs and has put a fabric is restored with traditional
huge amount of effort into educating weaving arts
the public and even our government
representatives about what it means if 8 Focus on Fair Trade: Marlene’s
GMOs are not stopped. Mercantile
Many countries have banned the use or importation of GMOs and U.S. shipments of GMO
foods are routinely rejected at ports of call. What’s holding the U.S. back from eliminating – 9 Meet our advertisers!
or at least labeling – GMOs?
10-11 October speakers & classes
I spent a number of years working with my friend, the late Craig Winters, to get GMOs
labeled. Jeffrey Smith is carrying on that battle and I’m sure we will eventually win it. But 12-19 In-store Sales & Specials
there are some tough forces to be reckoned with in the meantime. Therefore, I have
decided to give a good portion of Marlene’s Market & Deli’s donation money to the Organic 20 The Umcka® story
Consumers Association and others who are working to stop the proliferation of GMOs in our
soil and food. You, too, can send a donation to OCA to help with the difficult work they are 21 Fighting arthritis pain Naturally
doing on our behalf. They offer five ways to donate at www.organicconsumers.org or call
them at (218) 226-4164. 22-23 Take 5: The magic of beans and
24-25 Focus on Fair Trade: Marlene’s
October is International Fair Trade Month, a cause we have
supported since the beginning. Be sure to read what our two store 26 A consumer’s guide to GMOs
managers, Kim and Francesca, write about their recent journey to
Peru, where they visited one of Equal Exchange’s fair trade coffee 27 Chemical Cuisine, Part 2
plantations. Their stories are a real treat to read. On Tues., October
25, they’ll show slides of their trip and share samples of coffees 28-29 Focus on Fair Trade:
from the region they visited. See Speakers & Classes on pages 10-11 Marlene’s Grocery
or visit us at www.marlenesmarket-deli.com.
30 Broadening your pumpkin path
*Tuesdays are normally our night for lectures in Tacoma, but
due to expected attendance for Jeffrey, his talk will be at 31 October Calendar of Events
Marlene’s Sound Outlook October 2011
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Treasured friends and extended family of needs of human beings. You see, all the to coincide with these and World Food
Marlene’s, issues above are related. When you buy Day on October 16. Activists and
fairly traded goods at Marlene’s you are concerned consumers all
I’d love to print an issue devoted to voting for sustainable wages. When you
healthy Halloween foods, but you and I eat organic food, you are voting for the over the planet will be hosting
need to discuss something far more scary. topsoil. When you support local growers, potlucks, screening films,
you are practicing homeland security and participating in marches and
If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’ve supporting your community. calling congressional members
made the connection between the natural all month long. Let’s tell them
world and your own health. You know But just the opposite is being touted
if our soil is depleted of nutrients and in major media outlets. The money we want real food, grown with
full of poison, our food will be, too. You behind “Big Ag” – those responsible for real seeds, on real soil, by
understand that if we dump toxins the factory farms that now supply much people who receive respect
into the water supply, we’ll of the country’s food - and equitable remuneration for
all end up drinking them. constantly threatens to their efforts.
You grasp that if people drown out those who
are oppressed on one side oppose it. Give this issue of Sound Outlook to
of the planet, we aren’t your (other) neighborhood grocery store
really free over here. One corporation in and talk to them about GMOs. Tell your
particular spends child’s teachers about the fair trade
To say it another way, millions every year to fundraisers on page 29. Host a potluck of
we may feel protected convince us the very GMO-free food and invite your friends.
against the damage from future of agriculture is Write a letter to the editor. Make some
a smokestack if we aren’t at stake and that only calls to the White House at 1-202-456-
directly downwind of by patenting seeds and 1414 (I keep ‘em on speed dial). And
its deathly plume. But forcing farmers to buy remember to join us on Tues., October
what happens when them can we continue 18 for Jeffrey Smith, ardent anti-GMO
there’s nowhere else to to eat! The genetically spokesperson and founder of the Institute
run? When there’s no corner of the earth altered plants this company for Responsible Technology. Read more
without dirty air or contaminated water has introduced into our food supply on page 26.
or non-GMO food? What if the only have been linked in early studies with
products available for sale in the future
are forced to perpetuate practices that
reduced fertility, weakened immunity,
are produced by underpaid workers who massive die-off of essential insect life,
and much more. But those studies don’t
destroy the environment? How far could make the evening news.
we run then? The old slogan still says it
best: We all live downwind. Not yet. If we raise our voices
together, though, maybe we can turn
So now we’re asking you to make the tide. October is World Fair Trade Lori Lively is Education Director at
another connection – the one between Month and Non-GMO Month. Join us Marlene’s Market & Deli stores and
smaller “economies of scale” and the real for the many special events planned Editor of Sound Outlook magazine.
P.S. GMO Free Seattle is hosting several events for Non-GMO month, including a public
panel discussion on GMOs with representatives from every major natural foods retailer
in our state at the Ballard Library on Thurs., October 6. “Like” them on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/gmofreeseattle. This group runs entirely on donations and
volunteers. Call them if you’ve got time, energy or other resources to share. Together,
let’s STOP GMOs!
from Peru with love:
an Equal Exchange of e
By Kim Love, Store Manager, Marlene’s-Federal Way
For several years now I’ve enjoyed my morning cup of Mind, Body and Soul, but until May
I didn’t realize what went into my favorite cup of coffee! I have long supported Equal
Exchange because they are a fairly traded company and they roast delicious organic
coffee, but since touring one of their co-operatives recently, I have a new perspective on
fairly traded goods. I also hold a special place in my heart for Peru.
Equal Exchange relies on their
resource partners to send retailers Our trip started with 10+ hours on a
the best coffee possible. With plane and 6 hours by bus and mini-
the help of Tom Wilde, Equal van over 20,000 foot ranges in the
Exchange’s West Coast sales Andés mountains - single lane roads
manager, Francesca and I and a and hairpin turns (partly dirt and
handful of other Equal Exchange partially paved) with the Urabamba
retail partners were able to visit River running alongside. When driving
COCLA, Agrarian Co-operative of around the turns the drivers would
La Convención and Lares, Ltd. #281- honk their horns to let oncoming
outside Cusco, Peru. traffic know we were there and many
times we came nose-to-nose with another
vehicle. At this point one of the vehicles
would have to back up while the other
one passed and with no room for error on
the edge of the cliffs. We finally arrived
in Quillabamba (Quechuan for Plains of the
Moon), all of us alive and well.
On the first actual day of the trip we
toured the COCLA production facilities
(guarded very securely by very high steel
walls) and met with board members. We
had a “cupping” session to learn how the
coffee is checked for acidity, body and
flavor. We also learned the importance of
the humidity being at the proper level for
transporting the beans to the stores. The
meeting gave us a chance to ask questions
about how the co-op helps farmers and
their families. The support farmers and
their families receive through educational
programs and fair wages is incredible.
education and gratitude
Later that day and over the next few dry in the sun. What a job - these bags
days we met some of the farmers and were probably close to 150 lbs. each!
their families. I have never met a more
gracious group of people, all of whom In addition to spending a good amount
who welcomed us into their homes, fed of time with the farmers and the co-op
us, and were so hospitable! Some of the we traveled by train to Aguas Calientes, greater understanding of the love,
meals they served included colorful raw where we rode up the hill to visit one commitment, and work that goes into
salads, chicken in plantain soup, trout, of the Seven World Wonders, Machu its growing, harvesting, processing
and potatoes prepared several different Picchu. The ruins of Machu Picchu and distribution, I appreciate my
are so breathtaking that I don’t think daily coffee much more. I feel good
anyone can ever completely understand knowing the people behind the
its beauty unless they’ve stood there scenes receive a fair price for their
among the Alpacas and the stones. crops, have better working conditions,
and a higher standard of living. I think
After Machu Picchu and another of them when I sip my daily cup of
beautiful train ride along the river, we Mind, Body & Soul.
arrived at the gorgeous old city of
Ollantaytambo, where we stopped to
take in the view before heading back
to Cusco. In our last few days in Peru
we were able to do some shopping and
ways. Guinea pigs gathered around the discovered a fabulous textile market
warm stoves in the kitchens we visited, which sells merchandise from the fair
and although we were never served cuy, trade textile co-ops.
it is traditional Peruvian fare.
One of our last stops was at
In the jungle outside of Quillabamba, Sacsayhuaman (pronounced
in Aguilayoc, we harvested the coffee “sexywoman”), known as the “House Join Kim Love, Francesca Siena, and Tom
cherries with the farmers. We helped of the Sun”. It sits just on the outskirts Wilde on Tues., October 25 when they talk
unload the bags at the processing area, of Cusco, an ancient Incan fortress about their trip to Peru and share slides of the
weigh the cherries, dump them into that has seen many battles. The city COCLA coffee operations there. The event is
a vat to be put through a de-hulling of Cusco was built in the shape of a free to the public and all attendees will sample
machine and then into another area puma, a sacred animal in Peru, and Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate during the
for the overnight fermentation process. Sacsayhuaman is the head of the puma. presentation.
We actually worked to push the green
beans through the channel and out to We returned home, tired but filled with
be scooped into a wheel barrow and the memories of our experiences. I now
dumped onto a patio to be spread out to realize fair trade is far more complex
than I imagined. Because I have a
Clockwise from left: Macchu Picchu at dawn; author Kim Love transferring green coffee beans to dry after fermenting; green
coffee beans drying in the sun in Aguiloc; a Peruvian child sits contentedly amidst the chickens while the adults eat; coffee
cherries just in from the farm are readied for dehulling; typical Peruvian kitchen with guinea pigs hovering nearby for warmth
The Tie that Binds:
It’s a brisk morning in Cusco; either the date or the temperature is wrong. It’s June
7, 2011 and the heart of winter in Peru. As we scout the city for souvenirs, we have
no sense of the opportunity awaiting us. Eric Stromberg, Store Manager at the Davis
Food Coop in California, has made himself a note to visit Centro Textile, a store on
Avenida del Sol. Knowing Eric’s passion for textiles and trusting his instinct for quality,
I follow him eagerly, though in the busy morning traffic, crossing Avenida del Sol is a
task requiring both courage and concentration.
When we find the store front windows, filled with textiles run from floor to ceiling. Oh lovely Chinchero! This small Andean
the colors, display,s and variety pull us Baskets of all sizes offer belts and wallets. village is about 20 miles from Cusco. The
in. We enter and realize immediately how Purses swing from wooden hangers. air is thin at 7500 feet altitude, and yet it’s
luxurious and beautiful the weavings are. Another basket nests on the top of a pole, little lower than Cusco, which sits at the
Toward the back of the room, speaking requesting donations in exchange for lofty 8000 mark. To get there we travel
softly in their native Quechua language, pictures. The place is quietly alive, every the soft, green valley outside the main city,
three artisan women wearing traditional fiber and thread whispers its story. winding down gentle slopes. The beautiful
clothing are weaving from I am immediately attracted to a manta, a countryside is proportioned to human
a central pole. I wish I traditional shawl. Looking for a price tag, I size. Fields are still tilled by farmers using
had my tape recorder! find myself lost in the details of the design traditional methods, employing animals
A cool breeze comes and its beautiful chromatic arrangement. instead of machines. Because of this, the
through the open door Instead of a price tag, I find a booklet with hills look soft rather than scarred by agro
and the air is filled with a portrait of the artisan in her traditional farming.
the heartfelt satisfaction attire, complete with her name and date The air is crisp and the light golden. The
of creating an exquisite of birth. The shawl is made using 100% people go about their day productively
art piece. I know I natural dyed colors, 90% sheep’s wool and and seemingly without stress. I credit the
am in trouble when I 10% alpaca wool. I learn it took Maria Ester creative driving skills of our Peruvian
instinctively calculate the Quispe Quispe four days to weave the driver, Honoria, without whom getting
balance of my checking manta. from Cusco to Chinchero would have been
account… too mellow a ride for an Italian tourist like
I am approached by a Peruvian woman
Our group quickly and explain in my broken Spanish that me.
disperses. Wooden racks I would like to purchase the manta. She The coop faces the Sunday market
looks at me, startled that I have picked square and we enter from the side street,
that particular shawl among so many. It squeezing through a group of children.
was her creation! Maria Ester points at her We are welcomed by the center’s Director,
photos, explaining that these days she Marcelina Callanupa and are immediately
doesn’t weave as much anymore. We laugh offered a cup of coca leaf tea. The building
together, take a picture and relish in the is new yet traditionally designed, two
serendipity of the moment. stories opening on a courtyard. Marcelina
Meanwhile Tom Wilde, our team explains that before it was possible to
leader with Equal Exchange, is deep build the current space, the coop was
in conversation with Nilda Callanupa renting a building just across the street that
Alvarez, Store Manager. Nilda notices our belonged to her father.
enthusiasm and offers us a tour of the co- The new building houses a meeting room,
op in Chinchero where the training, dyeing a room for children, a kitchen, storage,
and weaving take place. We gladly oblige, plus the spacious store on the main floor.
and hop on the van right after lunch. All weaving takes place in the courtyard
fabric is restored with traditional weaving arts
By Francesca Siena, Store Manager, Marlene’s-Tacoma
where women gather on sheepskins to processes only are allowed: lemon, lime busy life of Western society, we miss out
weave their beautiful creations. Children and salts do the work of stabilizing the on warm, spontaneous correspondences
from the age of 7 are taught the art of colors so they do not bleed or run. The that life offers us. I for one came home
spindle and weaving after school during most expensive dye is indigo, which refreshed and hopeful that I can make
the week. One side of the courtyard is requires long fermentation time and more room in my life for more meaningful
covered to allow for protection during tending. connections.
rainy days, and stretches into the dyeing Women of all ages are gathered in the
area where a hot cauldron of herbs awaits Join Francesca Siena, Kim Love and Equal Exchange
courtyard. They sit across one another representative Tom Wilde on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7
to transform the wool by the alchemy of and together decide chromatic sequences
natural dyes. pm in Tacoma, when they’ll share coffee from and show
and designs. There is no “drawing then slides of their recent trip to Peru. See page 11 for details.
About thirty years ago, men and women weaving” - everything comes out of
from Chinchero were travelling daily to the women’s experience, creativity and
memory. They draw from archetypal Sketches are from the journal Francesca kept on her trip.
larger cities to earn higher wages. Weaving
was quickly being forgotten and there figures that belong to the Inca tradition:
were fewer and fewer apprentices to the Inca Cross, representing the tiers of
receive the traditional knowledge. More our worlds, the Condor, Snake and Puma
importantly, the entire village’s way of life representing respectively the messenger
was in danger of being transformed. The of the gods, wisdom, and courage. The
urgent need of preserving this ancient craft mountain, being a sacred icon, also shows
and creating a viable income alternative up in many designs.
that would support Chinchero’s families Most mantas are finished with a special
was clear. Marcelina tells us textile weaving thread called “the eyes of the Queen”,
is again Chinchero’s pride, thanks to something everyone must see! Some of
efforts to preserve traditional weaving these pieces are woven so tight they are
skills and techniques from disappearing waterproof. A test of extreme quality
in the Andean mist. The Chinchero co- in hat weaving is to reverse the woven
op is owned and operated exclusively by piece: if it’s done properly there will be no
women. Although there are many men noticeable difference. Most of the pieces
weavers, the mission of the organization we saw took four days to complete. To
is to preserve the art and create a space make bedspreads, five or more pieces are
for women to earn wages and become sewn together by artisan’s agreement.
independent. The wages are often used
to send the children to school beyond What a sight, to see women working
elementary, as education becomes more together in such a peaceful environment
and more expensive after grade school. while their children play in the grass. I
know of many cultures (in countries we
We are shown how the wool is washed deem “third world”), where the working
quickly using a local starchy root called conditions are more natural than ours.
mais morado, which is grated and mixed Family integration is still a big piece of
in water. The clean wool is then moved Peruvian society, at least in the rural areas
to a container of herbs from which most we visited.
of the natural dyes are obtained. Many
of these herbs were on the verge of The experience of visiting Chinchero
disappearing along with the craft, and reminded me of how exploration and
their reintroduction has impacted the open mindedness brings opportunity for
environment in a positive way. The cooperation. This privilege often occurs
natural dyes bubble away and then the more easily on vacation than in everyday
wool is transferred to another pot where life, when we are sucked dry by busy
the fixators come in. Here also, natural schedules and appointments. Living the
Aloha Bay – Global Village Goods
(that are also non-GMO!)
Buyers at Aloha Bay work with fair JUSTA - Justice & Unity in Sustainable
Village Care International – trade partners in Pakistan, India, Brazil,
You can make a difference Trade for Artisans
Indonesia, and Malaysia to source This visionary group gos its start when
In Uganda, 37% of the population certified organic palm wax for their
lives below the poverty line. In the Jessi Long, keenly interested in women’s
candles as well as for essential oils, wild rights, observed how receiving consistent
remote village of Lugazi, a small group crafted herbs, and naturally occurring
of women work to create beautiful wages empowered poor Guatemalan
Himalayan salt. The candles are made in women, who, she noted, were also
necklaces from recycled paper. Village
Care International, Inc. works to concerned with issues of health care
protect the women’s ability to sell their and independence. Overcoming many
necklaces at a fair price in the United hurdles, the women of JUSTA have
States. With the profits the necklaces learned to work creatively together
provide, the Lugazi ladies are better able and trust their choices. The beautiful
to rise out of poverty and support their handmade jewelry is a testament to how
families and community. creativity flourishes when individuals
www.villagecare.com are given the space, the wage, and the
support needed to express their talents.
All JUSTA profits directly benefit the
FeelGoodz – Guatemalan artisans.
Natural, Comfortable, Ethical
Feelgoodz’s vision is to become a
global lifestyle brand that uses sales of Andes Gifts – Linking us all through
conscious products to create positive Alpaca threads
social change around the world. The At Marlene’s we’ve watched this
tree rubber for their flip-flops is company grow from a small selection
sustainably farmed on small family- of basic wool items like hats and gloves
owned plantations. Feelgoodz oversees to an expanded array of scarves, socks,
every aspect of production in order to finger puppets and other creative
create and maintain the highest quality weavings. Year after year, the same
of life for their rubber farmers and flip- families knit the products we offer, an
a factory in Indonesia which is owned expression of the relationship with the
flop manufacturers. and managed by native Indonesians. artisan that goes well beyond business.
The workers enjoy fair wages, medical Because the owners are passionate
Feelgoodz is not fully certified as fair benefits, paid vacations and maternity
trade yet, but are in the process of fair about building a better world, the
leave. products come straight from the source
trade certification by following the
same practices in the work place and with no interruptions or middlemen.
Most of the employees at the Aloha Bay New designs are explored and offered
providing a fair wage for their farmers salt lamp factory in Pakistan are Afghan
and factory workers. Feelgoodz flip- by the artisans every year while still
refugees who fled the Taliban regime. keeping the good-old classics in stock
flops will be the first fair trade rubber Working at the base of the Himalayas,
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October speakers & classes
Principles of Weston Price, peri-menopausal symptoms without the entire process. Kerri is a licensed
Part Two: All Diets Contain knowing what’s behind them. Join Holistic Aesthetician with over 20 years
Salt respected clinician and naturopathic experience in natural cosmetics and
with Susan Blake physician Dr. Karen Hurley to hear skincare. Please wear your “grubby”
Tues., October 4 how others’ experiencesof this mid- clothes to class in case of spills and
7 pm, $5 life transition and to receive healthy remember to pre-register at least two
Tacoma lifestyle and nutrition tips to help days before class.
This month we continue you power through peri-menopause
with the second of 10 classes discussing yourself. Dr. Hurley manages female Support Your Local Immune
the principles of Weston A. Price. With hormone-related complaints and age- System: Minimize Your
so much negative press about salt related health issues at Federal Way Susceptibility to Acute and
intake, the principle “All diets contain Naturopathic Clinic in Federal Way. Chronic Disorders
salt” may at first sound controversial. with Herb Joiner-Bey, ND
Let’s re-examine how to use this 7 pm, FREE
Fair Trade Day
nutritional element with a whole food Federal Way
Sat., October 8
diet, and explore how it is used for food 11 am – 3 pm The immune system is vital
preservation and storage. We’ll also look Tacoma & Federal Way for our survival and immune imbalance
at the health benefits of salt and compare Join us for education, samples, and incompetence are major contributing
traditional and modern sources. Students demos, and speakers celebrating the factors to disease susceptibility. Each
will taste and take home a recipe for achievements of the global Fair Trade new generation seems to be more
crispy nuts using salt for preparation and Movement! vulnerable than their predecessors and
flavor. Please pre-register for class. conventional medicine has little to offer.
10 am in Tacoma: Meet Yochi Zakai of Fortunately, naturopathic medicine
Peri-menopause: It’s JUSTA: Justice & Unity in Sustainable offers numerous ways to fortify your
Power Time! Trade for Artisans, who’ll be on hand immunity and establish a new foundation
with Karen Hurley, ND to talk about the fair trade cooperative of wellness. Herb Joiner-Bey, ND is a
Thurs., October 6 naturopath, Doctor of Homeopathy, and
he helped establish and the
7 pm, FREE adjunct professor at Bastyr University.
Guatemalan women behind JUSTA’s
exquisite woven textiles.
Are you unusually irritable Why We Must Stop
or weepy? Are your cycles Proliferation of GMOs
Introduction to Soap
longer, heavier, disrupted? Does your An evening with Jeffrey
hair seem to be thinning or your skin Smith
with Kerri Merrill
suddenly drier? Women in their forties Tues., October 18
Tues., October 11
are likely to experience these and other 7 pm, FREE
6 pm, $40
Marlene’s is privileged to
In this fun hands-on
Optimal Nutrition workshop, students will
welcome Jeffrey Smith, founder of the
& Wellness learn to make homemade soaps with
Institute for Responsible Technology, to
his first engagement at Marlene’s. The
natural ingredients. Kerri, longtime
TRISH CARTY aesthetician at Radiance Herbs in
leading consumer advocate promoting
Owner, Professional Chef healthier non-GMO choices, Smith’s
& Expert in Fermented & Olympia, will guide students in how to
meticulously researched books document
Cultured foods in the safely handle lye and will instruct them
how biotech companies continue to
Lacto-Fermented Style. in choosing from various essential
mislead legislators and safety officials to
oils to create their blends. After
put the health of society at risk, and the
Private and Group curing for about three weeks under
environment in peril. His second book,
Kerri’s watchful eye, students will be
Cooking Lessons Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of
notified that their soaps are ready and
Genetically Engineered Foods, the authoritative
email@example.com can be picked up at Marlene’s. All
work on GMO health dangers, links
materials are supplied and students
253-670-4898 GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic
will receive detailed handouts covering
reactions, infertility, and damage to
Please pre-register for all classes requiring payment at least 48 hours before class date. Class refunds issued with 24
hour notice. For full class registration policy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at (253) 839-0933,
or go to www.marlenesmarket-deli.com and click on “classes”.
virtually every internal organ studied educational column, has a free online on the community? Tom Wilde, Equal
in lab animals. weekly health newsletter, and hosts Exchange West Coast sales manager who
a weekly internet talk radio program, coordinated their trip, be here with Kim
A sought-after keynote speaker, Smith Terry Talks Nutrition. Please arrive early to and Francesca to answer questions about
has lectured in 30 countries and has reserve your seat for this talk. Equal Exchange, fair trade, and Peru.
been quoted by world leaders and Join us to hear the story, see the video,
hundreds of media outlets including, Living Foods for the taste the foods, and admire the beautiful
The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC Holidays handicrafts Kim and Francesca brought
World Service, Nature, The Independent, Daily with Karen Fahey back from the heart of the Andes!
Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Sat., October 22
Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA 10 am – Noon, $15 Traditional Holiday Foods from Weston
Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering Federal Way A. Price Foundation
News. Mr. Smith is also a popular Change is in the air. Perhaps with Trish Carty
guest on influential radio shows and you are considering a Thurs., October 27
television programs, such as the BBC, shift in your holiday fare? If so, this 7 pm, $20
NPR, Fox News, Democracy Now and the class is for you. Students will enjoy Federal Way
Dr. Oz Show. Please arrive early, no the refreshing flavors of live food as In this mouth-watering
reservations will be taken prepared by Marlene’s own popular raw new class, Trish Carty,
food instructor, Karen Fahey. Chosen chapter leader and owner
according to seasonal availability, our of Optimal Nutrition
Stop Pain Naturally and
Safely menu will include hors d’oeuvres or and Wellness, LLC in Federal Way,
with Terry Lemerond dips, a dish suitable for serving as a demonstrates a variety of Thanksgiving
Thurs., October 20 main course, at least one side dish, and recipes with a healthy twist inspired
7 pm, FREE a dessert. Join us for this delicious, by Weston A. Price and Sally Fallon’s
Federal Way inspiring, step-by-step class and enjoy Nourishing Traditions cookbook. Trish will
In addition to impacting the camaraderie just as at any holiday discuss (but not cook onsite) the proper
quality of life, all forms gathering. Please pre-register at least way to cook a grass-fed turkey from
of chronic pain have something else two days in advance for this class. brining to making the best bone broth
in common – inflammation. Yet for gravy, and will whip up gluten
effective relief for inflammation is Equal Exchange Coffee free side dishes and lacto-fermented
challenging, since most over-the- Adventure condiments including cranberry-orange
counter and prescription drugs are with Tom Wilde, Francesca and apple beet relishes. The finale,
linked with serious side effects. Siena & Kim Love pumpkin kefir cheesecake, will inspire
Tues., October 25 students in time for Thanksgiving.
Terry Lemerond brings over40 years’
7 pm, FREE
experience in the natural supplements Remember to pre-register for this class!
industry to Marlene’s in his straight-
Store managers Kim Love
from-Wisconsin, one night only talk.
and Francesca Siena recently joined
Lemerond has personally created
EE’s 10th anniversary trip to live and
over 400 health formulations and was
instrumental in the development of
work with the fair trade coffee farmers Desensitization
of Aguilayoc, «The Land of the Eagles» vEffective 30 minute treatments
“standardized” active ingredients in Saturday and evening sessions
in Cusco, Peru. How has life changed v
herbal formulations, now accepted in v16 years clinical experience.
for farmers in the past decade? What
the industry as a reliable indicator of
impact has 10 years of fair trade had Mary Clement, RN, ND
herbal potency. He writes a weekly Call for an initial
We are now offering American Sign Language interpretation for Dr. Mary Clement
the hearing impaired for some of our classes and seminars. Please (Griffith)
notify us two full weeks in advance if you would like an interpreter
for a particular lecture by emailing our class host at: (253) 265-8388 Gig Harbor
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The Umcka® Story
In 1897, Englishman Charles Stevens went to South Africa hoping to cure himself
of a respiratory illness. While there, an African tribal healer gave him a remedy
made from Pelargonium sidoides roots (a plant native to the coastal regions of
South Africa). Fully recovered, Stevens brought the remedy back to England
where it became popular as Stevens’ Consumption Cure.
In 1920, Dr. Adrien Sechehaye learned of Stevens’ cure. Over the next nine years
he treated more than 800 patients in Switzerland with a homeopathic preparation
of P. sidoides roots (EPs 7630). But with the advent of synthetic drugs, the remedy
was forgotten by Western medicine until its recent rediscovery by European
This is where the modern story of Umcka begins. The formula is a clinically
proven preparation of EPs 7630, and the name is derived from the African word
“umKhulkane” (meaning respiratory infection). Now a leading medicine in Europe,
Nature’s Way brings the effectiveness of Umcka to America. Much of our supply
of EPs 7630 is grown on our own farms in South Africa. From the time of planting
to harvesting, it takes 3-5 years for the roots to be ready for medicinal extraction.
How Umcka® Works
Unlike other cough, cold and sinus remedies that simply mask symptoms, Umcka
ColdCare is a breakthrough natural medicine that actually helps you recover faster.
A New Kind of Medicine
Umcka ColdCare is a 1X tincture of Pelargonium sidoides (EPs 7630), a medicinal
plant unique to South Africa. In clinical studies, EPs 7630 not only relieves
symptoms associated with common colds, but also shortens the duration and
reduces severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations. It also helps loosen
mucus, making coughs more productive and naturally relieves congestion, cough,
headache, hoarseness and minor aches.
Studies suggest that the active ingredients in Umcka works on the immune system
to help support the body’s own natural antiviral defense mechanisms and acts as
an antimicrobial agent. Additionally, it provides mucolytic actions.
The Results nature’s way
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Fighting arthritis pain naturally
By Terry Lemerond
We see a lot of advertising hawking prescription drugs for arthritis, but the side effects from these drugs – including death –
make them a big risk. There are much better options out there to relieve your pain and even prevent arthritis, naturally. Let’s
look at a smarter way of relieving pain: curcumin, boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase.
Natural Pain Relievers Omega 3s Healthy knees and joints
Curcumin is one of the best natural pain and The well-known benefits of omega-3s for For damage to the cartilage between the
inflammation fighters out there. Because inflammation and arthritis pain make fish oil joints I absolutely recommend some of the
curcumin doesn’t absorb easily I recommend seem like a natural choice to relieve pain. same special pain and inflammation fighting
a curcumin extract with the essential oil of But it isn’t. ingredients mentioned above plus vitamin D3
turmeric for up to 10 times the absorption and a form of boron called fructoborate in
By the time fish oil is bottled, it has been
of standard 95% curcumin extracts. Avoid a combination targeted specifically to knees
processed so much that it bears little
extracts that blend curcumin with piperine – and joints.
resemblance to the omega-3 fatty acids
it interacts poorly with most medications and you would get from eating fish. This has Although well known for preventing
can have very negative effects on the liver. bothered me for some time, so I was osteoporosis, some exciting new research
Research shows boswellia is especially thrilled to find a new method from Europe shows a relationship between arthritis, joint
potent at reducing arthritic joint pain. Make which uses a patented, gentle, cold water health, and vitamin D deficiency. In fact,
sure you look for boswellia that is low and enzyme process to extract from vitamin D deficiency was noted in 69% of
in β-boswellic acid (which interferes with salmon naturally occurring omega-3 fatty the patients with inflammatory joint diseases
beneficial activity) and has high levels of acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and or connective tissue diseases, 77% with soft
acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA). EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) bound to tissue rheumatism, 62% with osteoarthritis,
phospholipids, rather than the triglyceride 75% with back pain, and 71% with
The amino acid combination DLPA (D,L- osteoporosis.
bonds in traditional fish oils. This creates
phenylalanine) inhibits the breakdown
a supplement that is much closer to nature Fructoborate, a form of boron found naturally
of enkephalins (related to endorphins,
and how people were meant to absorb and in fruits and vegetables, has been clinically
and associated with positive mood),
use these nutrients. Even more exciting? shown to reduce joint pain in 79% of
improves mood-elevating chemicals in
Researchers have found that the omega- volunteers suffering from mild to moderate
the brain (dopamine, epinephrine, and
3s naturally bound to these whole salmon osteoarthritis. Additionally, it helps the body
norepinephrine) and relieves muscle pain.
phospholipids are up to 50 times better absorb and use Vitamin D3, which helps
The enzyme nattokinase helps promote
absorbed than fish oil. build bone and reduce potential problems
blood flow so that other compounds that are
carried in the bloodstream (such as curcumin, The phospholipid form of omega-3 is with joint pain. It also boosted levels of
boswellia, and pain-killing endorphins) can equivalent to taking 4 to 6 grams of fish oil DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone
reach the areas where they are needed the (about 12 capsules per day) in just one tablet. that supports the adrenal glands and can
most. All this without fish burps, too. boost energy levels and generally help you
Terry Lemerond has over 40 years of experience in the health food industry. Terry has created more than 400 formulations, has a local talk radio show on Sunday mornings from 10-11
on WTAQ, 1360 AM or 97.5 FM, and writes a weekly educational column covering a variety of health topics.
take 5 The magic of
beans and grains
and five benefits of eating them
By Debra Daniels-Zeller
October 1st, World Vegetarian Day, kick-offs Vegetarian Awareness
Month, a celebration initiated by the North American Vegetarian Society
to promote vegetarian diets. I can’t think of a healthier way to celebrate
October than to add more whole grains and beans to your meal
What’s so special about beans and grains? The good news is that it isn’t necessary to eat beans and grains
Consider this: an entire plant lives in just one seed or at the same meal to get the benefits of the amino acids they
bean. Feeding a family from one bean that grows into a both offer. Why not enjoy oatmeal for breakfast, baked beans
plant and sprouts beans is a miracle to watch. Germinate for lunch and tofu or nuts and grains for dinner?
a bean or grain and tiny sprouts appear. Green shoots
push through the soil; the bean splits and miniature And for a sustainable diet for the planet, cut back on animal
leaves unfold. Jack and the bean stalk come to mind. products for one or two meals per week.
It’s the same story with whole grains that contain Grains and beans have worked together since the dawn of
major nutrients needed by the body - carbohydrates, agriculture, providing complimentary essential amino acids that
protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. No make up the protein we need.
other foods in history have been as vital in nourishing
traditional civilizations. Grains and beans can sustain There’s just one little problem with beans for many people:
more people than meat and dairy products as digestion. Various peoples and cultures around the world
documented in the 1971 classic book Diet for a Small Planet have traditional remedies for this problem. Here are a few
by Francis Moore Lappé. suggestions:
• Eat small portions of beans on a regular basis. Gradually
Legumes (peas, lentils and beans) were first mentioned in increase the amount.
the Bible. Before that, broad beans were gathered from • Soak beans overnight. Pour off the soaking water and cook
wild plants in the foothills of Himalayas. The first ancient for a long time on low heat
domesticated bean consumption in the New World was • Add half a strip of kombu to the cooking water. It speeds
discovered in caves in Peru. Everywhere beans went, cooking time, tenderizes beans, making them more
grains followed; or maybe it was the other way around. digestible. Look for this dried Asian seaweed on the
Vegetarian staples • Try Beano, a product with enzymes that break down the
Whole grains and beans provide a healthy food base for complex sugars in beans that cause gas. According to
• Vegans (no animal products, including honey) reviews, it works for most people.
• Vegetarians (no meat fish or poultry but can include
dairy, eggs and honey)
• Carnivores who want to cut back on animal products
Another reason many people don’t rely on beans and grains is
they can’t think of creative ways to use them. Here are a few
• Go international - most ethnic cuisines incorporate beans
and grains in traditional dishes.
Fiesta Warm Black Bean
• Think soup, a perfect option for grains and beans. Check and Corn Salad
my blog for many soup ideas: (http://foodconnections. (Serves 4)
• Blend beans into dips and spreads. 1/2 cup millet or quinoa
• Try a salad with beans and grains served warm for dinner, 1 cup water
cold for lunch and spread on tortillas for breakfast.
pinch sea salt
Five reasons to add beans and grains to your diet
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
Improves cholesterol levels. Dried cooked beans 1 to 3 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
consumed every day and just a cup of oatmeal lowers 1 Tbs lime juice
cholesterol up to 24 percent. Phytonutrients and fiber in
1 tsp chili powder
amaranth and barley also lower cholesterol.
1/2 tsp cumin
Reduces risks of cancer. The American Cancer Society pinch organic sugar
says, “If you want to lower your risk of cancer, eat cayenne to taste
more legumes,” including peas, beans, lentils. As for
1 can drained black beans
whole grains, the fiber in them pushes food through the
digestive track faster, moving carcinogenic compounds 2 cups fresh or frozen cooked corn
out of the body faster. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
Regulates functions of the colon. Good sources
of insoluble fiber, beans and many grains relieve 1. Bring water to a boil in a small
constipation by sweeping the digestive track as they go. saucepan. Add millet or quinoa and
Most Americans don’t get enough fiber, so adding beans a pinch of salt. Reduce heat and
and grains is a health bonus. simmer 15 minutes or until water is
absorbed and grain is soft.
Helps balance blood sugar levels. Blood sugar means
the amount of glucose in your blood, and the fiber in 2. Combine next six ingredients for
beans and grains helps balance blood glucose levels. dressing. Set aside. Combine black
Whole grains and beans score low on the glycemic beans, corn, onion and cooked
index and they won’t spike your blood sugar levels. millet or quinoa. Pour dressing over
ingredients black beans and grains.
Reduces your carbon footprint. Beef, poultry and dairy Gently mix and garnish with cilantro.
products use the most energy since they are often
raised on grains that suck up soil nutrients and require
lots of water. Petroleum products are used in shipping Bottom line is beans and grains make a successful
and processing. Grains, beans, and locally grown marriage. Together they offer health benefits and
produce use the least amount of energy and make for a serve as savory sustainable testimonials for the planet,
more sustainable diet plan that can help feed the world. your health and your wallet.
Debra Daniels-Zeller is author of The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook: 200 Recipes That Celebrate the
Flavors of Oregon and Washington (Timber Press, 2010). She is a regular contributor to Vegetarian Journal
magazine and writes a delightful food blog at http://foodconnections.blogspot.com. She can be reached at
Maroma is a fair trade certified company that employs
only adults (mostly women) from local villages near
Auroville in Southern India to make natural, plant-based
soaps and incense. To encourage schooling, they are
required to complete their education prior to working.
Salaries are higher than the local standard and benefits
include a pleasant work atmosphere, reasonable hours,
health care facilities, hygiene programs, nutritional
snacks and savings plans. Positions at Maroma
are much sought after by the area’s residents and
employees tend to stay with the company for many
years. Maroma is the largest industry in Auroville and
returns 40% of its profits annually to the community.
Marlene’s body care
Natural unrefined shea butter has the potential to change the lives of women
in rural areas where the tree grows in abundance. Lack of training on quality
standards and market access has long been a hindrance to the women shea
producers. Shea Radiance has partnered with eight shea butter cooperatives
in Northern Nigeria to buy their handcrafted unrefined shea butter.
The women of rural northern Nigeria have endured a cycle of
poverty spanning generations. Lack of education and widespread
illiteracy have kept them unaware of how to place the true
value on their handcrafted shea butter. The fair trade shea butter
industry in Africa is still in its infancy and social entrepreneurs
who are willing to fund initiatives are needed. As part of a
joint project with the Sustainable Economic Development in
Nigeria (SEDIN), Shea Radiance has provided training and
labor saving production equipment to assist these women in
producing a premium grade of shea butter suitable for the
cosmetic industry. In the summer of 2011, Shea Radiance
spent several weeks training and working closely with eight
cooperatives in northern Nigeria. With training support and
the provision of locally manufactured technology, we will be
teaching women how to add value to their labor by producing
the best quality shea butter.
Evanhealy is committed to sourcing plant oils and waters
from the family-owned farms and women’s co-operatives of
Our raw unrefined shea butter, featured in our Whipped
Shea Butters, comes to us from the Tapko Widows Group, a
small village community of women in northern Ghana. This
remarkable group of women hand-harvest and process the
shea nuts into shea butter using labor-intensive, traditional
methods that have been handed down over centuries. The
Tapko Widows are paid a premium price and a percentage of
sales goes to a micro-credit project in their support.
Our hand-pressed certified organic argan oil,
featured in our Light Moisture Replenishing Fluid, is
exclusively produced by the small, self-governed
Berber Women’s Co-operatives of Morocco.
During the last decade, indigenous Berber women
created these cooperatives to produce traditionally
handcrafted, renewable and sustainable argan oil from
the seeds of this wild-growing thorny evergreen – a
tree that can be traced back twenty million years. For
the women of the cooperative, the argan tree is holy,
and is said to bless their village, providing strength,
pride and the means to survive in their semi-arid
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, too! In 2009, about 40,170 women died from breast
cancer in the United States. Even in men, 1,910 new cases are projected in 2009, with 440 deaths. Learn more
below about what natural body care companies are doing to support research on breast cancer.
As a member of the Campaign for Safe
All of us have family and friends affected by Cosmetics, Crystal has pledged that all products
this tragic disease and it is ACURE’s ultimate they manufacture will meet the standards and
goal to lobby for a cure in our time. deadlines set by European Union Directive
For each Argan Oil and Oil 76/768/EEC to be free of chemicals that are
Control Day Cream sold, known or strongly suspected to cause cancer,
ACURE donates $1.00 to mutation, birth defects or other harms. The
Bright Pink®. They also Environmental Working Group conducted a
donate 5% to provide free safety assessment on over 7,000 ingredients
mammograms to at-risk found in personal care products. For the
women. Deodorant Category, Crystal Body Deodorant®
was ranked number one: the safest deodorant
on the market. Crystal products have been
endorsed by numerous Breast Cancer &
Oncology Treatment Centers in the USA. We
donate generously, both products and money,
to cancer fighting causes throughout the US.
A consumer’s guide to GMOs What’s a GMO?
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking
genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired
trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process
may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are
one and the same.
But haven’t growers been grafting trees, breeding animals, and hybridizing
seeds for years?
Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique
risks. In traditional breeding it is possible to mate a pig with another pig to get a new variety, but is not possible to mate a
pig with a potato or a mouse. Even when species that may seem to be closely related do succeed in breeding, the offspring
are usually infertile—a horse, for example, can mate with a donkey, but the offspring (a mule) is sterile.
With genetic engineering, scientists can breach species Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food
barriers set up by nature. For example, they have spliced fish without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly
genes into tomatoes. The results are plants (or animals) with warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-
traits that would be virtually impossible to obtain with natural to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new
processes, such as crossbreeding or grafting. diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-
term safety studies, but were ignored. Since
Current field trials include: then, findings include:
• Corn engineered with human genes (Dow) • Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and
• Sugarcane engineered with human genes (Hawaii goats in India died after grazing
Agriculture Research Center) on Bt cotton plants
• Corn engineered with jellyfish genes (Stanford • Mice eating GM corn for the
University) long term had fewer, and
• Tobacco engineered with lettuce genes (University of
Hawaii) • More than half the babies of
mother rats fed GM soy died
• Rice engineered with human genes (Applied within three weeks, and
Phytologics) were smaller
• Corn engineered with hepatitis virus genes (Prodigene) • Cooked GM soy contains
Genetically modified foods… are they safe? as much as 7-times the
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) amount of a known soy
doesn’t think so. The Academy reported that “Several animal allergen
studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” • Soy allergies
including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, skyrocketed by 50%
faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the in the UK, soon
gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise after GM soy was
patients to avoid GM foods. introduced
Information on this page permission of
the Institute for Responsible Technology.
Don’t miss founder and CEO of IRT
Jeffrey Smith Tues., October 18 at
Marlene’s-Federal Way. The event is
free to the public and begins at 7 pm.
No reservations will be taken so please
plan to arrive early.
Chemical Mt. Rainier
Cuisine: Clinic for
Do you really Wholistic
know what Rejuvenation
Part 2 of 2
by Gloria Gilbère, DA, HOM, Ph.D, DSC • IV Chelation / Nutrition
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
• Naturopathy / Chiropractic
• Wholistic Rejuvenation
Do you know the actual identity and • Nutrition / Health Education
• Physiotherapy / Massage
health consequences of the following • Detoxification / Cleansing
• Colon Hydrotherapy
food ingredients? • Womens’ Health / GYN
Sulfites • Cardiovascular Disease
Compelling evidence exists that high levels of these neurotoxic preservatives • Digestive Disorders (Leaky Gut)
lead to chronic degeneration of your nervous system including depression, • Fibromyalgia / Inflammation
panic attacks, anxiety, seizures, migraines, impaired learning and memory, and • Chemical Sensitivities / Allergies
• Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
• Neurological (Brain) Disorders
• Stroke Recovery / Burns
Unfortunately, sulfites suppress the protective antioxidant enzymes in the brain,
• Environmental Health
such as glutathione – one of the most important antioxidants in your brain – found
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Focus on FAIR T
In 1986 Equal Exchange broke ground selling fair trade coffee
from Nicaragua. They’ve now grown to be the largest fair trade
coffee importer in the U.S. Learn more on Tues., October 25 when
Tom Wilde, west coast sales rep for Equal Exchange, talks about the
company’s fair trade coffee program (details on page 10).
Equal Exchange’s Interfaith Program partners with faith-based
relief, development and human rights organizations and works with
communities of faith as they learn about and promote Fair Trade.
People of faith are living out their values through their consumer
choices, and farming communities are providing for their families,
greening our planet and building a better future.
Equal Exchange’s Interfaith Program offers 100% fairly traded coffee,
tea, cocoa, chocolate and nuts at wholesale pricing to congregations
and faith groups.
• Serve and sell Equal Exchange products after worship and at
community events, holiday bazaars and farmers’ markets.
• Fundraise for your youth, women’s or other groups using Equal
• Educate your congregation about Fair Trade, small farmers and
Our very own Theo Chocolate is the country’s only Organic, Fair
Trade, Bean-to-Bar chocolate factory in the United States. They are
passionate about acquiring the highest quality fair trade ingredients
possible. Tours of Theo’s chocolate processing facility in Seattle are
a popular attraction for visitors and residents alike. The one hour
tours begin with an interactive talk covering the story of cacao: the
history, farming, ecology and politics of chocolate. Guides how
explain how the equipment works to transform cacao fruit into
chocolate and discuss the social and environmental issues relating
to cacao and cacao farmers. Best of all, tour guests try amazing
organic, fair trade chocolate products throughout tour experience!
Due to their popularity, the $6 per person tours are often booked
up 3-4 weeks in advance. Learn more at www.theochocolate.com.
The espresso has landed!
Marlene’s-Tacoma is now serving fairly-traded,
organic, shade-grown espresso!
Stop by the deli today and try one of our rich
regular or Swiss Water Process decaffeinated
espresso drinks. We’ve got plenty of milk choices,
too: Organic Dairy, Soy, Almond, Rice & Hemp
TRADE Marlene’s grocery
Third Street Chai of Boulder, Co sources as many of its
ingredients as possible through Fair Trade programs. The easy to
make chai tea concentrates are blended in a 100% wind powered
facility in Boulder, Colorado. Third Street Chai also composts all
their by-products for local farmers.
Guayaki, bottlers of Yerba Mate, became the world’s first Fair
Trade Yerba Mate company in 2009. They are dedicated to
working with suppliers that offer fair wages, practice sustainable
farming, and are involved in socially responsible projects.
Alter Eco is one of the newest Fair Trade additions to Marlene’s
shelves. Alter Eco is founded on the belief that fair trade is a
viable and successful alternative to conventional commerce which
can gradually close the gap between the so-called industrialized
countries and developing countries. Alter Eco also believes
product quality and human development go hand in hand and
that consumers can not only benefit from a production process
that is sound to the planet and its people but that they can also
be empowered by such a system.
Sarah McLachlan, co-founder of the Lilith Fair Music Festival, donated
$1 from every ticket sold to the [i4c]Campaign which in turn
donated the money to socially and environmentally responsible
businesses including Alter Eco. Learn more about this website
www.altereco-usa.com contains a wealth of information and facts
about Fair Trade around the world.
Luna and Larry’s Vegan Fair Trade Coconut Bliss vegan “ice
cream” is produced just down the road in Eugene, Oregon, by
Larry and Luna Kaplowitz. Their company, Bliss Unlimited, LLC,
is dedicated to creating unique and exquisitely delicious desserts,
consciously prepared from the most nutritious and wholesome
organic ingredients available, and bringing them to market in ways
that express their reverence for both people and the planet.
Recipe of the Month:
Broadening Your Pumpkin Empanadas
Pumpkin Path Dough
1 ½ cup
unsalted cold butter
cold cream cheese
2 cups unbleached flour
By Mary Walukiewicz, 4 Tbs organic cane sugar
Food Services Director at Marlene’s
When people think of pumpkin, • Combine all ingredients in a food processor
they often are reminded of the and pulse until dough comes together.
same things… jack-o-lanterns, • Form into a ball, cover and refrigerate for 1
pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread. Far hour or up to a day.
fewer have crossed the pumpkin • If you do not have a food processor, use a
threshold and tried any of the pastry blender or box grater to cut the butter
thousands of recipes out there. and cream cheese into pea sized pieces
Being a fruit, pumpkin lends and mix in the flour, sugar and salt using your
itself to both sweet and savory hands until you form a soft dough.
applications, so break out of your • Use one egg and turbinado sugar as
shell and try something a little needed for brushing the empanadas before
different this fall. baking
While my recipe for empanadas
isn’t too daring, it is something that Pumpkin Filling
you don’t see every day. If you 4 cups canned pumpkin (drain
like this (and I’m pretty sure you excess moisture)
will), then follow a different path 2 eggs
next time - try making pumpkin 1 cup turbinado sugar
curry soup or pumpkin ravioli with 1 tsp sea salt
sage butter. Your culinary path of 2 tsp ground cinnamon
discovery may take you to some ½ tsp cloves
amazing places, but they always 1 tsp vanilla extract
lead back home to a slice of • Combine all filling ingredients and put off to
pumpkin pie the side.
• Divide cream cheese dough into 12 equal
pieces and roll each one out to a 5 inch
• Place 1/3 cup of pumpkin filling in the
• Fold the dough over to create a half moon
• Use a fork or your fingers, crimp the edges
together firmly so the filling will not leak out.
• Brush the tops of the empandas with a
beaten egg and sprinkle with turbinado
• Place on a foil or parchment lined sheet
pan and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree
oven for approx. 20 minutes or until golden
OCTOBER 2011 calendar of events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Did you know...seniors 65 and older
receive 10% off vitamins
every day at Marlene’s?
Food Prep Fair Trade Day at Marlene’s
Principles of Weston Price, Lecture
Peri-menopause: Sat., October 8, 11 am – 3 pm
Part Two Join us for samples, demos,
with Susan Blake It’s Power Time!
with Karen Hurley, ND and educational programs
7 pm, $5 to help raise awareness and
Tacoma 7 pm, FREE
Federal Way celebrate the achievements
Pre-registration required of the global Fair Trade
2 3 4 5 6 7 Movement. 8
Hands-on Workshop Lecture
Uniform Tuesday Support Yout Local
Introduction to Soapmaking
10% off all purchases with Kerri Merrill Immune Syatem
for our uniformed 6 pm, $40 with Herb Joiner-Bey, ND
military, police and Tacoma 7 pm, FREE
Pre-registration Federal Way
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Special Guest Food Prep
Why We Must Stop the Living Foods for the
Proliferation of GMOs
Special Guest Holidays
An evening with Jeffrey Smith Stop Pain Naturally with Karen Fahey
Of the Institute for and Safely Sat., October 22
Responsible Technology with Terry Lemerond 10 am – Noon, $15
Tues., October 18 7 pm, FREE Federal Way
7 pm, FREE Federal Way Pre-registration required
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24 Food Prep
23 Slide Show Traditional Holiday Foods
Equal Exchange Fair Trade from Weston A. Price
Coffee Adventure Foundation
with Time Wilde, Francesca with Trish Carty
Siena & Kim Love 7 pm, $20
7 pm, FREE Federal Way
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