Beans for Peace

These white beans, red beans and black beans come from an interesting and ambitious project. The people of Tinglayen, Kalinga are historically warring tribes. Over several generations, they had gradually cleared (and not reforested) their mountain areas so that they could see their enemies from far away. It’s been many years since the last skirmish…

Citrus Peel Economics

by Asha Peri What is the economics behind these citrus peels? 1 kg of lemon is P250 and 1 kg of dayap is P180. 1 cup of juice amounts to around P200. I use the juice for my plant-based food projects, both sweet and savoury. I ordered 7 kg of lemons and dayap combined and…

A Meditation on Vegetables

by Asha Peri A most productive and meditative morning spent interacting with all the veggies from Good Food Community‘s tampipi. Subscribing to a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) basket means that you let go of expectations and you trust that nature will give what is good for you because your veggies are harvested in perfect timing. What you…