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Cooking brown rice perfectly

Brown Mountain Rice

Brown Mountain Rice

TheVillageGreenShop sells organic brown mountain rice.  It is rounder in shape, lighter in colour and flavourful and fluffier if cooked perfectly.  In order to achieve the same quality we would like to share some tips from our favourite healthy cooking site Eating Well for some advise.

How to Cook Brown Rice & Wild Rice: Rice to Liquid Ratio, Time and Directions

 

Grain
(1 Cup)
Liquid
(water/broth)
Directions Yield
Brown Rice 2 1/2 cups Bring rice and liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40-50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. 3 cups
109 calories; 23 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber.
Wild Rice At least 4 cups Cook rice in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until tender 45-55 minutes. Drain. 2-2 1/2 cups
82 calories; 17 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber.

Completing the process is the resting period for at least 5 minutes with the lid on. Food-science expert Harold McGee says this “resting period” allows the grains of rice to cool and become firm, so that the rice doesn’t break when scooped from the pot. Once rested, fluff rice with fork, and you should have a light and aromatic final product!

Please read complete article here.

 

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Harvest Offerings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 11th to 13th July 2013

Here’s what you can find on Thursday, Friday and Saturday which you can pre-order on or before Wednesday, cut off 11:00 am. We will add more produce as we get closer to market days. Please SMS 0927 675 5199 or email us at villagegreenshop@btinternet.com.  Many thanks.

New Items

 

  • Kesong puti
  • Carabao cream cheese in plain, moringa, garlic, organge, chili, and lemon flavour
  • Oyster mushroomHeirloom rice
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Sayote
  • Onion leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brown heirloom rice
  • Black rice
  • Red rice
  • Turmeric
  • Feta cheese
  • Butter

Weekly Staples

  • Bangus black rice & avocadosardines
  • Brown eggs
  • Herb Salt
  • Musc0vado sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Tablea
  • Vinegar infused with spices
  • Wild honey

Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Green ice
  • Green romaine
  • Mix Salad Greens (combination of 3 or 4 types depending on the season)

Herbs

  • Gingerimg770
  • Lady finger pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Red onion
  • Sweet Basil
  • White onion

All Year Round Native Vegs

Pakbet Mix*

  • Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
  • Eggplant
  • Lady finger (okra)
  • Squash (calabasa)
  • String beans (sitaw)img273
  • Tomatoes

Green & Leafy Veg*

  • Chinese Kangkong
  • Dahon ampalaya
  • Jute Leaves (Saluyot)
  • Jute Vine (Alugbati)
  • Mustasa
  • Native/Chinese pechay
  • Spinach
  • Talbos camote
  • Talinum

Other Vegsimg799

  • Gabi
  • Mongo
  • Peanut
  • Puso ng saging
  • Saba
  • Patola

Fruits

  • Avocado
  • Calamansi
  • Red lady papaya
  • Saging vulcan

Poultry

  • White chicken
  • Native chickenNative Chicken

Pastured Pork

  • Pork Pata
  • Pork Adobo Cut
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pork Sinigang Cut
  • Pork Ground Lean

Grass-fed Beef

  • Bulalo bones
  • Tenderloin
  • Ground lean
  • Beef Ken chi (shin)
  • Beef shank
  • Beef sukiyaki sirloinimg816
  • Beef Rib Eye
  • Beef brisket
  • Beef Ribs
  • Beef Breakfast Steak
  • Ox Tongue

All Natural Smoked Meats & Sausages

  • Beef Jerky
  • Smoked Beef Bacon
  • Beef Fresh Salted Tapa
  • Canadian Bacon
  • img249Pork Ham
  • Pork Fresh Tocino
  • Longganisa
  • Garlic Sausage

Dairy Products

  • Fresh cow’s milk
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour  750 ml
  • Carabao Milk in choco/Plain flavour 1 litre
  • Probiotic drink
  • Goat cheese or Chèvre
  • Mozarella

Other items this week!

  • Hibiscus vinaigrette
  • Golden salted eggs (soaked in a lovely spice called turmeric)
  • Sulu Coffee (Arabica beans from Sulu)
  • Peking Duck

 


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Popular Items at TheVillageGreenShop

basket of greens & veg v1 like thisWe are delighted to  share with you the items that are quite popular with our subscribers:

  • Mix salad greens
  • fresh cow’s milk
  • local tomatoes
  • red onions
  • ginger
  • lemongrass
  • basil
  • probiotic drink
  • red onions
  •  arugula salad
  •  cherry tomatoes
  •  herb salt
  •  herb cheese
  •  egg plant
  •  bitter gourd or ampalaya
  •  spinach
  •  peanut butter
  •  hot spicy vinegar
  •  saba
  •  chinese kangkong
  •  bangus sardines
  •  pakbet mix

Also our red lady papaya is quite in demand.

For meat – native chicken, pork chop, ground lean pork, pork sinigang, beef tenderloin, ground lean beef, kenchi, beef breakfast steak, and sausages.

If you would like to try any of the following items or would like a full list of our weekly food basket contact us at

 

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Ever wondered where your food comes from and how it was produced?

TheVillageGreenShop is more than just your neighbourhood food delivery of organic produce. We don’t sell food for survival but food that heals and nourishes and gives soul-satisfying flavour. Each product is painstakingly grown on living soil by men and women farmers, small holder family farmers in community supported farms.

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from and how it was produced? We care about these issues by giving you this information.

Our veg, fruits and herbs including salad greens (romaine, arugula, green ice and red sail) are grown organically by small holder family farmers and community farmers in San Jose Tarlac. While the pakbet veg and green leafy ones are tended by family and small holder farmers in Capas Tarlac. They are trained not just in organic farming but in sustainability of food and caring for the earth. 

We also ensure that our network of farmers share in the wealth by paying them a moral price for the produce they passionately grow and add more to it by helping build human capability resources that they need in order for them to grow those crisp lettuces, juicy plump tomatoes, and give us those veggie-deliciousness and diversity in our food choices.

We are a campaign platform against toxicity in food, food waste and unsustainable consumption. Please see what we tackle here

https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/about-thevillagegreenshop/what-we-tackle/

We are thrilled to share what people say about us

https://thevillagegreenshop.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/what-people-say-about-us/

All items that we carry are FREE of pesticides, fungicides, GMO/soybean feed, antibiotics and hormones.

To TRY FIRST or SUBSCRIBE is easy – just send us your order through 0927 675 199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com indicating your address. We can also bring your items to your workplace.

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What people say about us?

AppetiteforOrganicWe are humbled, grateful and encouraged that our small ways of making this world a better place for everyone has been appreciated by people far and wide.  We were commended by people as far as New York for our passion of bringing the freshness of a farmer’s market to the urban city.  Or a dentist in Los Angeles who told us that we may continue to grow… plus of course the local community we serve. We can’t help but share with you the generous cheers from supporters and clients alike.

Erika says

We love your stuff! I’m excited! We enjoy your food immensely! At last a convenient source of fresh clean organic food.  I should have met you long ago. Hope you don’t get tired doing it.  You’re such a blessing!

Kathleen says

If you feel that your meals are missing a nutritious zing, lacking some fresh greens, TheVillageGreenShop delivers farm-fresh, organic vegetables which can be had right (with)in our village…

basket of greens & veg v1 like thisRebecca shares

I’m happy I’ve found a shop that cares about people! Your produce is awesome! Excellent!

Carol emailed us

We shared your food with our friends. Everyone like it!  Expect orders from them soon!

Chanda sent us a SMS

I feel good eating your produce! Very addicting!

Jing says

Eating organic food makes you look younger. My skin massively improved! I had an amazing result from my last medical check-up as my doctor told me that my BMI and various tests seem to be for a person 8 years younger (vs chronological age).

Shiela called to say

We love the crisp, crunchy deliciousness of your veggies! They are excellent! My children love it!

Thank you so much to our community of subscribers who are avid organic & fellow low impact advocates, organic migrants, organic converts, even those who are hesitant and doubtful they all form part our community! Cheers!

If you would like to enquire about our campaign, ask about our products, or if you would like to send us a feedback, we would like to hear from you contact us at

0927 675 5199/villagegreenshop@btinternet.com


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Why drinking Kefir gives you “good feeling”

img830Kefir pronounced /kəˈfɪər/ kə-FEER is a Turkish word which literally means good feeling.

Here’s why –

 Vitamins and Minerals in Kefir

Kefir contains highly beneficial bacteria and yeasts that promotes healing and repair as well as general maintenance.

Kefir is rich with high levels of thiamin, B12, calcium, folates and Vitamin K2 and biotin, a B vitamin that helps the body assimilate other B vitamins. The complete proteins in kefir are already partially digested and therefore more easily utilised by the body. Kefir is a great source of minerals like calcium and magnesium and phosphorous which helps the body utilise carbohydrates, fats and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy.

Great for the Gut and Bone Health 

Kefir is a potent probiotic drink that protects against gastrointestinal diseases and improves lactose digestion in adults with lactose intolerance. The healthy symbiotic micro flora is antifungal and antibacterial and certain bacterial strains from the kefir culture can treat colitis by regulating the inflammatory response of the intestinal cells.

Drinking kefir is a great source of Vitamin K2 which plays an important role in calcium metabolism in depositing calcium in appropriate locations such as in the bones and teeth assisting bone growth, and prevents it from depositing where it does not belong such as the soft tissues and arteries.

This is great to drink on an empty stomach before breakfast or for breakfast.

Available at TheVillageGreenShop at P150 per 500 ml.

You can place your order daily anytime. We deliver  twice a week either Mondays or  Fridays or Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. If the items are available we can deliver earlier than scheduled.

 

Simply contact us at

    0927 675 5199 /villagegreenshop@btinternet.com

 

Buy local and seasonal products !

 

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Source: http://chriskresser.com/kefir-the-not-quite-paleo-superfood


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How we deliver your order?

TheVillageGreenShop continually strives to make its operations as simple and environmentally friendly as possible.           Customers’ orders are clustered per area  and assign a delivery day so it gets delivered efficiently.  We help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by ferrying goods via bike for small orders while big and group orders  are delivered by small vehicle filled to capacity.  Also some clients who pick up their orders from our base, volunteer to deliver orders of friends and even strangers if its convenient for them! And we are happy to take a percentage off their bill.

Low carbon delivery for small items. Biker  passing along our Pasig base picks our items for delivery!

Zero carbon delivery for small items. Pedal power is renewable energy. Biker passing along our  office in Pasig and heading towards the clients’ area picks items for delivery to a client!

Old sand packages upcycled into shopping bags.

Old sand packages upcycled into shopping bags.

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Turning the inside out  of these recycled boxes to get a fresh new look for our delivery packages.

Turning the inside out of these recycled boxes to get a fresh new look for our delivery packages. Nothing is wasted.