August 11, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods
Usually in conversations with people, e-mails I get from readers or just bits of things I hear in the grocery store inspires me to write-up a Q & A post. I think most of us have the same questions about things but at times do not know where to go for answers or may be we are worried that we will be judged for asking. Every question is a great question and you all inspire me dearly. Please ask questions, I know we all have them! May be someone else out there is too nervous to ask the very same question you have.
If you have a question you would like to ask me such as an ingredient you would like me to discuss, something you would like a video on, a product question, or so forth please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if lately I have not been able to write-up a post as much as we are used to, I do still check my e-mail every day.
Q: I found your blog today. I read the article about rose water and water melon Stepper…I wanted to ask you where you to buy your rose water/essence for consumption?https://livinggirllivingfoods.com/2012/07/14/watermelon-lime-steeper-with-rose-water-added-recipe/ The only website that I came across that seems to look legit is http://www.bulgarianrosewater.com/?gclid=CKOzh5b6pbgCFROk4AodB3sAsA
The rose water I use is one that I purchased at Living Light Culinary Institute here is a link to the product, http://shop.rawfoodchef.com/Rose-Water.html
Cage-free eggs are eggs from birds that are not raised in cages, but in floor systems usually in an open barn. However, they are likely to be at close quarters with many other hens, meaning there are far too many hens living in the same space. Cage-free does not mean they are organic, hormone free, humanely treated or so on. The chickens still get their beaks burned to make them flat, the chicken attack and may even eat one another. Many animals when grown in a mass factory farm end up catching illnesses and diseases.
Free-range eggs are laid from hens that have the opportunity to go outside. That’s all it means, the opportunity is there but we aren’t guaranteed a certain amount of time, that they aren’t caged or jammed pack in their living space. Like “Cage-free” this also does not mean that the eggs are organic, hormone free, humanely treated or so on.
Organic eggs are laid from hens that may be kept in any kind of caging system, but generally are cage free. They eat an organic feed and don’t receive vaccines or antibiotics. Their feed can be anything from corn to grains or grass.
In order to qualify for USDA organic certification, the grains used for the hens’ diets must be produced on land that has been free from the use of toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers for at least three years. Genetically engineered crops are not permitted, and hens must be maintained without hormones, antibiotics, and other intrusive drugs.
Typically I recommend clients who want to keep eggs in their lifestyle to support local organic egg farmers. These small local farms are more likely to treat the animals well, give them love, not have the chickens jam-packed together or burn their beaks. Find out what the chickens are fed and if your local organic farm EVER does a tour, workshop or CSA program you best hop on it ;-)! These egg guidelines are rather similar to how meat is packaged and labeled, just something to keep in mind!
I want to thank everyone again for their questions and inspiring me constantly. Wishing you all a magical week. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉