Aspartame Changes Name To AminoSweet

Do you use aspartame or sugar-free, diet products that use it as an ingredient? You should be aware that its name has changed to AminoSweet and is now being marketed as a natural sweetener but suspicions about its impact on our health remains the same. Here’s an in-depth report by Mike Wallace on aspartame, better known as NutraSweet and Equal and its possible link to brain cancer.

Cheese & Kefir Making Workshop in New Orleans

Delicious Homemade Cheese

Delicious Homemade Cheese

I recently had the pleasure of attending a delightful Cheese & Kefir Making Workshop that was sponsored by the Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana, the Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church, and the Weston A. Price Foundation. It was held at the Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church in Lakeview. I learned about the workshop from Barbara Lovas who graciously invited me to her home last year and taught me how to make kefir. I made delicious dairy and aqua (water) kefir for months until the hot summer temperatures became too high in my drafty old kitchen. Now, with cooler fall weather not too far away, I was more than happy for the opportunity to start up my kefir-making ways again. The cost of the two-hour workshop was $10 per person, a bargain by any standard. Continue reading

Maxx Sizler – It’s Hot Up Here

Gender Remix - Maxx Sizler

Gender Remix - Maxx Sizler

Local New Orleans artist Maxx Sizler‚Äôs work will be exhibited in Hot Up Here, which features new work by New Orleans artists. Picking up where the Louisiana OPEN (the CAC’s biennial) left off, Hot Up Here is the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions of new work by New Orleans and Louisiana-based artists organized by CAC Visual Arts Director Dan Cameron. Continue reading