Friday Food Flicks: A Photo-Inspired Link Up for 4-20-2012

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Welcome to Friday Food Flicks! Together, we will curate cool food-related photos and videos. Please share your food flicks here.

We’ve been enjoying our opportunity to take pictures in our area, with incredible green hills and wild flowers. On one of our ventures, we grabbed some shots of these clementine trees and thought you’d find them interesting. Clementines are the small seedless and easy-peel tangerines that have become very popular in the last few years. They get draped with these nets every season and it is something to see.

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There are acres upon acres of trees draped in net, usually white but sometimes an ominous black. (Black net in your orchard looks normal. Black net on a hundred acres looks ominous.)

Follow Me on Pinterest Check out the expanse of these operations. The money just in the netting but then in the extreme time to get it on these trees is mind-boggling.

A citrus friend tells me that the nets keep the trees from cross-pollinating. In the citrus belt, these clementines could cross with another citrus and end up with seeds, dramatically lowering its market value.

Follow Me on Pinterest They keep the netting in large spools at the end of each row and roll it across when the fruit is in blossom. The netting is weighted at the bottom by soil from the row. Walking up close to them, you could see bees buzzing around inside the netting. It’s pretty cool if you ever have a chance to take a look. You may never complain about netting a few fruit trees in your yard again.

Last Week’s Entries: Maternal Diet

Thank you again for participating last week. Among the food entries, Kendahl from Our Nourishing Roots posted about her son’s cleft palate and the care and nourishment she is showering on her son and reports on his progress and his enjoyment of real food. She wonders out loud in the post if her son’s condition was partly due to her diet, knowing well the connection between maternal nutritional and, well, just about everything when it comes to producing babies. In fact, the relationship is so well established and the role of maternal nutrition so important in the real food movement, that it is common to face judgment from the community, or at least to feel judged.

I get a bee in my bonnet over this very issue because there are so many factors that affect birth defects — a good diet is simply going to help us get dealt a better hand in the game. In the spring of 2009 when we were running around with my infant son getting therapy for his bilateral club foot, an article was published linking higher rates of birth defects to seasons of the year with higher pesticide concentrations in the environment. It’s an interesting article — if you conceive during a season with higher environmental toxins, your baby is more likely to have a birth defect. A good diet will help mitigate the effects of pesticide exposure but the sad fact is that we get exposed to piles of crap out there and that exposure is affecting the cards that we are dealt in pregnancy. Our children are being affected and Kendahl’s approach is critical for all families, with or without clefts or curled feet.

(Here are a few articles from the Rebuild Blog from back in the day with my son: Love, Care, and Nourishment, Baby Misery, and the big Postpartum Depression Survival story).

Now back to our regularly scheduled recipes and garden photos. Share your post!

Inspire some sort of emotion in us with your flick:
Mmmmm!:” Good food!
Awwww!:” Cute kids, eating, cooking, or gardening!
Ewwww!:” Industrial food!
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Or best yet: a big belly laugh.

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  7. Thanks so much for hosting Amanda and for teaching me something new about clementines!

    I’m sharing a fascinating interview on how Wardeh Harmon healed her family through traditional foods, an article on Gratitude, and a Giveaway for a GNOWFGLINS eCourse membership.

    Have an amazing weekend my dear!

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  10. Thank you so much for acknowledging my cleft post about my son E. It’s been quite the wild ride with real food and health in our family.

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on how to make ghee (clarified butter). I also have a post on how to make a skillet cookie. A White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Skillet Cookie :)

  11. I am also sharing my recipe for honey-sweetened lemonade. It’s hot here in AZ, and so I just whipped this up and it’s amazing!

  12. I didn’t know they covered the trees with netting. I’m glad I’m on the other side of the netting with all those bees flying about! I’ve been eating clementines for as long as I can remember – they’ve been popular in the UK for years!

    This week I shared my Mediterranean Kidney Bean Burger recipe!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream that ISN’T hard as a rock. This homemade ice cream is decadent and comforting, with just the right amount of ease in scooping right out of the freezer.

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. Many thanks for hosting!!! I will sharing my recipe for honey-sweetened lemonade this Friday. It should be amazing!!! :)

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