Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chardonnay Portabella Polenta on Napa Wine Train



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're on the Napa Valley Wine Train with Chef Kelly Macdonald, who shows us how to make a lovely Chardonnay Polenta with Portobella Mushrooms! Then we sit down with Director of Wines Ryan Graham to discover the best organic and bio-dynamic wines to pair with this course! The Napa Valley Wine train is a wonderful experience that transcends dining into a slow food and warm, elegant adventure!

For more information, please visit www.WineTrain.com

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fijoia Crumble at Bird's Ferry Lodge in New Zealand



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are at the beautiful and relaxing Bird's Ferry Lodge in the Westport area of the south island of New Zealand. Alison Gygax shows us how to prepare a lovely Fijoia Crumble with all organic ingredients!

For more information, please visit www.BirdsFerryLodge.co.nz

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Freestyle Smoothie with the Blendtec Blender & Pacific Foods Hemp Milk



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet our very own Gastronaut and sustainability reporter Chris Nolder makes an awesome Freestyle Smoothie using the BlendTec Total Blender. Chris also features the delicious Pacific Foods Hemp Milk in this smoothie, highlighting all of the incredible benefits that Hemp milk has for the human body, while also being a delicious substitute for dairy. The BlendTec Blender works like a charm and can create a whole menu of quick and easy dishes (which we plan on featuring a lot in upcoming episodes). Organic Living TV gives BlendTec and Pacific Foods our highest 5-star rating for the best organic kitchens.

For more information, please visit www.BlendTec.com
www.PacificFoods.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Napa Valley Wine Train! Organic Food & Wine!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet our Gastronaut and sustainability reporter Chris Nolder hops a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train!

As we wind our way through the majestic vineyards and rolling hills across Napa, California's famed wine region, we meet up with Chef Kelly Macdonald in the restored 1915 Pullman coach kitchen! We feature a wonderful Yam & Goat Cheese Rellenos, Cabernet Beet Salad and some wonderful organic wine pairings!

The Napa Wine Train is the definition of romance with an approachable elegance that harkens back to a simpler, more glorious time. The food is delicious, the wine is superb, and the staff make you feel like you're on a fantastic European holiday. Organic Living TV gives the Napa Wine train a 5-star review!

For more information, please visit www.WineTrain.com

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Organic Greenhouse Part 2 Container Gardening



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In this second part of three segments featuring the SpringHouse portable greenhouse by www.FlowerHouses.com, we learn how to do container planting! First we visit our local Farmer's Market to meet up with Steve Rehn of www.ColeCanyonFarm.com to get some organic plantings and to learn how to transplant them for growing in our portable greenhouse. Then we take what we learned and using Ecoforms.com earth-friendly pots, we transplant the organic veggies, herbs and edible flowers into their new home!




For more information, please visit

www.FlowerHouses.com
www.ColeCanyonFarm.com
Ecoforms.com

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Beet Salad with Kitchen On Fire at CookswareAfaire



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In this segment of Organic Living TV we go LIVE to the CookswareAfaire event in Oakland, California (12/11 - 12/20/09) with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Oakland Zoo! We meet up with Chef MikeC and Chef Olivier of Kitchen On Fire to learn how to make a wonderful Roasted Beet Salad recipe!

For more information, please visit
www.KitchenOnFire.com
www.CookswareAfaire.com

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

SpringHouse portable Greenhouse



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In this first of two segments from Organic Living TV featuring the FlowerHouses.com "SpringHouse" portable greenhouse, we meet up with our very own Gastronaut and Sustainability Reporter Chris Nolder to show us how quick and easy it is for anyone to have their own personal greenhouse! Stay tuned for our next segment where we visit with Cole Canyon Organic Farm to pick up fantastic organic herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flower plantings to go into our "SpringHouse" portable greenhouse!

For more information, please visit www.FlowerHouses.com

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vegan Ratatouille at Kitchen on Fire



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at our old stomping grounds Kitchen On Fire in the heart of Berkeley, California! We hook up with Chef MikeC and Chef Olivier to create one of Chef Olivier's secret family recipes (not so secret after it's been on TV and now YouTube!). But nonetheless it's a fantastic Ratatouille recipe that bursts with colors and flavors and can go great as either a side dish or main course.

For more information, please visit www.KitchenOnFire.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vegan Corn Salsa! At Kitchen on Fire!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in Berkeley, California at Kitchen On Fire cooking school. We meet up with Chef MikeC (AKA host of Organic Living TV) and Chef Olivier (AKA Super Hero) as they show us how to whip up a simple and delicious corn salsa recipe!

For more information, please visit www.KitchenOnFire.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vegan Dahl from Awaroa Lodge in New Zealand!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are in stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman national park at Awaroa Lodge. We meet up with Chef Tej who shows us how to make an authentic Indian Dahl that is 100% vegan!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Britney Spears bought our cookbook?



We received this photo today from one of our fans in LA! We checked it out and it doesn't seem photoshopped. What do you think? Is it possible that Britney likes to cook and eat healthy, organic food?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hapuku Lodge Organic Salad in New Zealand!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Chef Richard Huber of Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses in the gorgeous Kaikoura area of New Zealand - making a delicious Hapuku House special Salad!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.com

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween: Trick or Treat for Cheap Pharmaceuticals!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we meet up with a group of concerned medical students who are voicing their issues with Congresswoman Eshoo's non-affordable pharmaceutical legislation

For more information, please visit
publicoptionplease.com
AffordableMedsNow.com

Thursday, October 29, 2009

KawaKawa Tea with Manuka Honey, New Zealand



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are at Lake Tarawera in the Rotorua area of the north island of New Zealand! We meet up with chef Charles Royal who helps us gather wild KawaKawa leaves to brew some very special and healing tea! Charles Royal is a famous New Zealand television cooking show host and Maori cultural and culinary tour guide.

For more information, please visit www.MaoriFood.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

West Fest Woodstock 40th Anniversary Special Feature



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're backstage at the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows! We are so honored to meet Leon and Riki Hendrix as they talk about their lives with legendary musician brother and cousin Jimi Hendrix. We also meet up with Robert Altman, world famous rock and roll photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine! With tens of thousands of people in attendance, West Fest was a tremendous success, filled with peaceful, happy and extremely mellow people who all share the same love for music and togetherness!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ben & Jerry's "Hubby Hubby" ice cream for Equal Marriage Rights



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In this segment of Organic Living TV we are so honored to film the official proclamation of October 16th becoming "Hubby Hubby" Day in San Francisco, California! We meet up with Ben Cohen founder of Ben & Jerry's world famous ice cream to learn more about their support for equal rights to marry, as a truly inalienable right for human social justice. We also interview the right honorable Mark Leno, California State Senator who represents Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties, as he presents a State Senate proclamation to Ben & Jerry's for all they do to support equal rights. "Hubby Hubby" ice cream is a delicious and decadent flavor (based on the original "Chubby Hubby") that offers a truly sweet taste of socially responsible capitalism!

For more information, please visit www.FreedomtoMarry.org

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Making Feijoa Compote: Organic Living TV in New Zealand!



In this segment from Organic Living TV we're with Chef Chris Bell at the beautiful Millennium Hotel in Rotorua New Zealand! We make a wonderful Feijoa, Brie, Watermelon warm salad creating a delightful compote from the fragrant Feijoa fruit!

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For more information, please visit www.MillenniumHotels.co.nz

Monday, October 12, 2009

Organic Living TV in New Zealand making Banana Core Curry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand at the lovely Ora Ora Resort! We meet up with Inge Bremer and harvest an incredible banana core to make a really yummy banana core curry!







For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

West Fest Woodstock 40th Anniversary Golden Gate Park



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we sit down with Boots Hughston of 2b1 Productions to talk about Peace, Love and the FREE concert their promoting on October 25th, 2009 in San Francisco, California at Speedway Meadow from 9am - 6pm! It's an amazing phenomenon to be one with tens of thousands of like-minded, peace loving and otherwise happy people. This anniversary concert promises 42 bands, on 3 stages, 26 poster artists, plus a green pavilion with guest speakers, organic foods, sustainable living forums and some beautiful cultural exchanges between the meeting of so may wonderful tribes!

For more information about the event, please visit www.2b1Records.com

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Electric Car Rally on Organic Living TV



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are at the Electric Car Rally in Palo Alto, California! We visit with Jerry Pohorsky, President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Electric Vehicle Association who gives us an awesome tour of the latest and greatest advances in EV technologies!




Friday, August 28, 2009

Hippy Gourmet at A Common Green Event at the Bently Reserve



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're so honored to attend the first annual San Francisco Conservation Consortium put on by A Common Green and hosted by the Bently Reserve! In this segment we meet Christopher and Amber Marie Bently, co-owners of the Bently Reserve a beautifully restored, LEED certified conference center. We also meet with Zem Joaquin from ecofabulous.com who shares her perspective on green fashion. Then we get to hear from one of the brightest young stars in the environmental movement, Wade Crowfoot from the Environmental Defense Fund, who gives his insight into immediate steps to be taken to address global warming.




For more information, please visit
BentlyReserve.com
AcommonGreen.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A New Alternative Use For Hemp: Building Homes!

Hemp is the path to cure our planet’s ills, clean our environment, feed and cloth the hungry, provide textiles and now a wonderful building material.

Awesome new Hemp construction material called "Hemcrete", a concrete-like substance developed by U.K.-based Lhoist Group made from hemp, lime and water that is carbon negative, waterproof, great insulation, doesn't rot and yet can be composted. This is yet one more planet-friendly reason to cultivate industrial Hemp!


Please read more from TheGreenRocket.com

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Making Wild Salmon at Vij's Restaurant In Vancouver, BC



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we travel to gorgeous and pristine Vancouver, British Columbia! In the heart of Vancouver is Vij's Restaurant where we meet up with Chef/Owner Vikram Vij who shows us how to prepare a delightful marinated and grilled Wild Salmon! Vij's is one of the absolute gems of Vancouver and we are so honored to learn from this master Indian chef!

Wild Salmon Indian Recipe from Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver, BC

For more information, please visit www.Vijs.ca
Experience British Columbia

Friday, August 07, 2009

Hippy Gourmet makes Vegan Borscht!

Who says borscht has to have meat? In this episode of Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are cooking alongside guest chef Lara from Ukraine. Delicious and authentic, this soup is an excellent example of borscht gone vegan!



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Vegan Borscht This amazing medley of Cabbage, Potatoes, Sweet Red Peppers and a kick of Cayenne Pepper will make you hold your bowl out for seconds and thirds!

You can buy a full version of this episode on DVD available on Amazon.com.
This episode includes 4 recipes: Borscht, Salad Olivier, Beet Salad and Stuffed Peppers. Buy Now

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Zealand with Organic Explorer



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Leonie Johnsen from Organic Explorer New Zealand, which is a website and guidebook that maps out all of the top organic restaurants, farmer's markets, eco-resorts, spas, wellness centers, green excursions and so much more! Organic Explorer is the must-have guide for anyone traveling to New Zealand and has over 600 planet-friendly businesses and locations to discover. We are so blessed to have met Leonie, Tony & Josephine from Organic Explorer who made our Hippy Gourmet filming tour possible!

For more information, please visit www.OrganicExplorer.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Zealand at the Organic Gourmet in Kerikeri



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are finishing up our amazing 3-week organic and sustainable filming tour of New Zealand. Before we head back to Auckland to catch our flight on Air New Zealand, we stop at the lovely Organic Gourmet deli in downtown Kerikeri. Owned and operated by two ex-New Yorker's Vito Ciaravino and Madeline Sehn, Organic Gourmet is a one-stop shop for wonderful local foods as well as hemp & organic cotton clothing and other items. Vito, Madeline and their daughter Amanda sailed from New York to New Zealand and continue to live quite the adventurous life!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Zealand at Wharepuke Gardens eco-lodge & Food Cafe



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In this segment on our Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet tour of New Zealand we're in the magical Bay of Islands area in Kerikeri! Here we visit with Tania Booth one of the many family owners of Wharepuke Accommodations. We also meet Tania's dad Robin Booth who is in charge of the lush and beautiful Wharepuke gardens. Our tour continues up at the Print Studio at Wharepuke where we meet Mark Graver, resident artist and also co-owner of the eco-lodge. In the organic food garden we find Paul Goldfinch who leads us to our interview with his son-in-law Colin Ashton the owner and chef of Food at Wharepuke restaurant. If it seems like there's a lot going on at Wharepuke in Kerikeri that's because there is! All wonderful people, great hospitality, laid back cottages, stunning gardens and some of the best food on our whole tour of New Zealand!

For more information, please visit www.accommodation-bay-of-islands.co.nz

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 22 at Epic Organic Farm & Ora Ora Resort



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Epic organic farm and learn all about their exciting organic seedling program! Then we return to Ora Ora Resort to get a wonderful tour of all that Inge and Rolf's eco wellness resort has to offer.

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

Friday, July 10, 2009

In Kerikeri, New Zealand at Ora Ora Resort - making Macadamia Basil Pesto



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are traveling in the north island of New Zealand and staying at the lovely Ora Ora Eco Resort and Wellness Center located in Kerikeri. We meet up with Inge Bremer and Rolf Mueller-Gladde, the owners of Ora Ora Resort, and prepare an incredible Macadamia Nut Basil Pesto made 100% from the organic and bio-dynamic ingredients from their gardens!

For more information, please visit www.OraOraResort.co.nz

Thursday, July 09, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand at Great Ponsonby Art Hotel



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're on tour in New Zealand arriving at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. We meet up with Gerard Hill & Sally James who show us around their lovely B&B that is sustainable and organic! When in Auckland being in the Ponsonby district is the hippest place to be, and staying at the Great Ponsonby Art Hotel is a warm and familiar location, with great hosts who will make you feel right at home!

For more information, please visit www.GreatPons.co.nz

Thursday, July 02, 2009

In Auckland, New Zealand - Potiki Adventures Tour + a visit with Maori sculptor



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Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive to Auckland, New Zealand! Meeting up first with Melissa from Potiki Adventures we learn about the authentic and contemporary Maori cultural sites and then are introduced by her to Maori sculptor Blaine Te Rito of Te Rito Arts. Blaine gives us wonderful insight into the background of Maori language and history through carvings!

For more information, please visit
www.PotikiAdventures.com
www.TeRitoArts.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

In New Zealand, visiting a Maori village in Rotorua



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet Sonny Galvin of Superia Tours, an indigenous Maori tour company based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Sonny brings us through the Maori Village of Tehokow Hitu-A-Tu where we learn about the thermal waters and Maori culture. We are also so blessed to meet Jason Phillips of the Sacred Maori Instruments studio who demonstrates a number of beautiful Maori instruments and sounds to us. After this we return to the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua and visit with Executive Chef Chris Bell to learn more about the connection between the Millennium Hotel and local Maori ingredients.

For more information, please visit www.SuperiaTours.co.nz

Saturday, June 27, 2009

In New Zealand making Maori Fried Bread with Chef Chris Bell



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are in the natural thermal hot springs area of Rotorua, New Zealand! We meet up with Chef Chris Bell from the sustainable Millennium Hotel & visit the local farmer's market, to make Maori Fried Bread!

For more information, please visit www.MillenniumHotels.co.nz

Monday, June 22, 2009

In New Zealand with Chef Charles Royal & MaoriFood.com



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we visit with Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles gives us a behind the scenes look at his native bush cooking tours, as well as his MaoriFood.com wild herb brand of products called Kinaki!

For more information, please visit www.MaoriFood.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Nelson New Zealand at Eatright Foods!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Rebecca Douglas-Clifford, Managing Director of Eatright Foods. Using only the finest organic, sustainable and local ingredients, Eatright produces cookies, crackers and some cake products that are not only delicious, but are created with the utmost sensitivity to people with food allergies! Eatright doesn't stop there, they also source local recycled packaging and use bio-compost trays made from potato starch! Eatright products are available in Wholefoods markets in the U.S., as well as on-line through their website: http://www.Eatright.co.nz

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

Monday, June 15, 2009

In New Zealand Day 15 on the InterIslander Ferry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV, we're crossing the Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington on the InterIslander Kaitaki Ferry! We meet up with the Captain Tor Hellesland on the bridge to talk about the incredible 3.5 hour journey from the south island to the north island of New Zealand! Special thanks to Nigel Parry, to Daniel Bridges from TravelBug and to the Ibis Hotel in Wellington!

For more information, please visit
www.InterIslander.co.nz
www.TravelBug.co.nz

Friday, June 12, 2009

In New Zealand at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Stanley Morris, the Managing Partner at Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses. Set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Kaikoura coast on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is one of the world's most unique eco-accommodations! If you ever want to treat yourself to mountain views from your private balcony and south Pacific ocean views from a luxurious spa bath, Hapuku Lodge is your kind of place!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Zealand Day 14 Hapuku Lodge making Vegetarian Ravioli!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in amazing Kaikoura New Zealand on the east coast of the south island! We arrive at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses which is a breathtaking eco-accommodation perched between the mountains and south Pacific ocean! We meet Executive Chef Rich Huber who shares his favorite organic veggie picking spots with us on their sprawling property, to then bring us into his kitchen to make a wonderful vegetarian ravioli with roasted fennel!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In New Zealand Day 12 Seresin Estate Organic, Bio-Dynamic



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're in the Marlborough wine region on the south island of New Zealand! We meet Jim Rawdon who introduces us to Seresin Estate, and then learn all about their bio-dynamic practices for making great wines and olive oils from Wendy Tillman! Great tasting wine too!

For more information, please visit www.Seresin.co.nz

Monday, June 08, 2009

in New Zealand day 11 Awaroa Lodge with owner Barry Walters



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Barry Walters the owner of the incredible Awaroa Lodge in the Abel Tasman National Park, south island, New Zealand! Awaroa is an eco-lodge that walks the talk, providing organic produce from their gardens, directly to their gourmet kitchen! The lodge is set amongst the crystal blue water and lush green hills that make up this stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In New Zealand at Awaroa Lodge, preparing Fettucine with Clams



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand in the stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park at Awaroa Lodge! First we meet up with Barry Walters, the owner of Awaroa Lodge, and do some sustainable net fishing and cockle digging! Then off to the piazza style kitchen to meet Selena Walters the Executive Chef, to make a delicious Fettucine with Clams!

For more information, please visit http://www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

Arcadia Organics Shop & Cafe in Matueka, New Zealand

In New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, on route from Resurgence 5-Star Nature lodge we stopped in the cute town of Motueka and had lunch at Arcadia Organics!

Founded by Linda & Peter Woodgate, Arcadia Organics is a one-stop market, cafe, dry goods and mercantile that specializes in all things organic and sustainable.

We had a lovely vegetarian lunch of lentil stew and veggie pot pies, and veggie burgers, plus fresh organic coffee and teas and just a very peaceful and tranquil respite from our hectic schedule of traveling and filming.

Arcadia Organics has a wonderful philosophy of taking good care of people in the community, even doing their shopping for them while they sit and enjoy their afternoon tea!

The best part of Arcadia Organics of course is how they support all of the local organic farms, artisan food and mercantile producers who are making planet friendly goods!







For more information, please visit www.arcadiaorganics.co.nz

Saturday, May 30, 2009

In New Zealand day 9 Abel Tasman region at Resurgence



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, staying at The Resurgence! We meet Clare and Adam who roll out the green carpet for us in their 5-star nature resort!

For more information, please visit www.Resurgence.co.nz

Friday, May 29, 2009

In New Zealand Day 8 Nelson Wine Region



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand in the Nelson wine region, where we meet up with Lars Jensen of Richmond Plains Wines, an organic, bio-dynamic vineyard!

For more information, please visit www.RichmondPlains.co.nz

Thursday, May 28, 2009

In New Zealand Day 7 Nelson Enriching Day Spa



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we've made our way to the northern part of the south island of New Zealand in sunny Nelson! On route we stopped in for a lovely visit with Warren Hoy of Enriching Day Spa, who let us relax and chill out in their extremely warm hospitality!

For more information, please visit
www.Enriching.co.nz

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In New Zealand Day 6 story of Birds Ferry Lodge



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Alison & Andre Gygax of Birds Ferry Lodge and discover their inspiration for building an organic, sustainable and beautiful B&B and cottage. We also travel around the lush west coast of the south island of New Zealand by Westport and meet the flora, fauna and wild life along the way!

Monday, May 25, 2009

In New Zealand Days 4-6 BirdsFerryLodge with HippyGourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're traveling to the wild west coast of the south island of New Zealand! In Westport at Birds Ferry Lodge, we meet up with Alison & Andre Gygax who take us on a tour of their organic gardens where we pick ingredients for a special Roast Parsnip, Fennel & Red Quinoa Pilaf!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In New Zealand Day 3 Lewis Pass HippyGourmet @Maruia Springs



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're Day 3 on our organic & sustainable tour of New Zealand! On the south island approximately 2.5 hours drive northwest from Christchurch is Lewis Pass National Park and Maruia Springs Thermal Resort. We meet up with Akira and Takako who introduce us to the magical and healing waters of Maruia Springs!

For more information, please visit www.maruiasprings.co.nz

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In New Zealand! Day 2 Christchurch HippyGourmet @GreenSpace



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand! The 2nd day of our tour we're in Christchurch at greenSpace Eco-Accommodation and meet up with Yolanda and Rosemary as they explain their wonderful, organic, sustainable and vegan B&B!

For more info, visit
www.GreenSpace.co.nz

On tour in New Zealand! Day 1 Christchurch @Wish B&B



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In this first segment from our tour to organic and sustainable New Zealand, we arrive day 1 in Christchurch and meet Ngarie from Wish organic B&B! What better way to start our trip than to arrive on Air New Zealand from San Francisco directly to Auckland, with a short flight into Christchurch on the south island of New Zealand! In Christchurch we discovered the pure air, clean water and fresh organic produce that fuels this sustainably savvy Kiwi population!

For more info, visit
www.wishnz.com

Our Filming Tour of Beautiful New Zealand

For the past 3-weeks we've been filming a series of episodes from organic and sustainable New Zealand! From South Island to North Island and many places in-between, we discovered some of the most pristine places left on earth. Stay tuned for daily blog updates as we post each segment from our broadcast TV series, and also join us on our Facebook fan page for behind-the-scenes photos and stories of our travels around stunningly gorgeous New Zealand!

Brought to you by:
Air New Zealand
Organic Explorer
KEA
Sigg &
All of the wonderful locations we filmed in New Zealand.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Organic Explorer, your guide to everything organic & sustainable in New Zealand!



This is the quintessential guide book for traveling organically and sustainably around New Zealand! Even if your current travel plans don't include going to New Zealand, when you get this guide book you will be so blown away by the depth of natural beauty and commitment to the environment in New Zealand, that you will be instantly compelled (as we are) to hop on an Air New Zealand flight immediately!

The Organic Explorer New Zealand guide book is more than a list of sweet, family run B&B's and lodges, it is chock full of resources for touring and discovering immaculate landscapes and meaningful excursions that will make you want to visit and re-visit New Zealand time and again.

We will of course be writing so much more as we travel the pages of the Organic Explorer Guide book and we'll be blogging about it much more after we film our episodes there.

To purchase your copy of Organic Explorer New Zealand, please visit: www.organicexplorer.co.nz

Or you can please visit: www.OrganicExplorer.co.nz to learn more about each wonderful organic location.

More to come!!!

Goldman Environmental Prize Winners



We are honored to blog about the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize, that awards individuals from six continents for their heroic efforts to bring about positive environmental change!

Our deepest congratulations go out to:

Africa - Marc Ona Essangui
"In Gabon, a country without a culture of civic engagement, Marc Ona led efforts to publicly expose the unlawful agreements behind a massive mining project that threates critical equatorial rain forests."

Asia - Syeda Rizwana Hasan
"Working to reduce the impact of Bangladesh's exploitative and environmentally-devastating ship breaking industry, leading environmental attorney Rizwana Hasan spearheaded a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about the dangers of ship breaking."

Europe - Olga Speranskaya
"Russian scientist Olga Speranskaya successfully transformed the NGO community in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) into a potent, participatory force working to identify and eliminate toxic chemicals in the environment."

Islands & Island Nations - Yuyun Ismawati
"As waste management problems mount throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Yuyun Ismawati implements community-based waste management programs that employ low-income people and empower them to improve the environment."

North America - Maria Gunnoe
IN the heart of Appalachia, where the coal industry wields enormous power over government and public opinion, lifelong resident Maria Gunnoe has successfully campaigned against environmentally-devastating mountaintop removal and mining."

South & Central America - Head Captain Wanze Eduards & S. Hugo Jabini
Head Captain Wanze Eduards and S. Hugo Jabini successfully organized their communities against logging on their traditional Saramaka lands, ultimately leading to a landmark ruling for indigenous and tribal people throughout the Americas, granting them the right to control resource exploitation in their territories."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vegan Moussaka at Cafe Gibraltar



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Cafe Gibraltar with Chef Jose Luis to show us how to make an incredible all Vegan Moussaka! That's right, the typical Greek mixed meat dish made in an vegan way with 100% organic ingredients and a whole lot of love!

Vegan Moussaka
Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

Meeting Robert Redford at the Goldman Environmental Awards



On April 20th, we had the absolute pleasure to film both the "Green Carpet" interviews with Al Gore, Robert Redford, Tracy Chapman, as well as to film the 20th Annual Goldman environmental Awards! www.GoldmanAwards.org

Al Gore didn't have much of a chance to chat at the press conference, although we did shake hands with him and he did remember meeting us that time in the Vancouver Airport! It was 2 years ago when Mr. Gore was flying around speaking about the Oscar winning film "Inconvenient Truth," - and at that exact moment we had just arrived in Vancouver to film a series of shows on our "sustainable Vancouver" tour.

We did have a chance to ask Mr. Redford what it's been like to narrate the Goldman Award video segments all these years that features each award winner, we also were so happy to present Mr. Redford with a signed copy of our "Hippy Gourmet's Quick and Simple Cookbook for Healthy Eating," (Wellness Central) - which brought one of the biggest smiles we saw on his face all night!

Running into the television director for the Goldman Award ceremony, we were honored to be asked to provide some of our HD Green Carpet and balcony-cam footage for their satellite up-link and archival purposes, and as always we are more than happy to contribute to the cause!

Robert Redford is a wonderful and generous man who has devoted his life to the creative spirit and to helping preserve our beautiful planet earth! Al Gore continues to blow us away with his commitment to reversing climate change and for being the tireless advocate for humanity that he is!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sailing Venice Italy on Eolo, featuring Risotto with Peas



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeQyLrxU_To

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're on the majestic lagoon sailing yacht Eolo, touring the breathtaking scenery surrounding Venice, Italy! Chef/Owner Mauro takes us down below to show us an organic Risotto and Green Pea recipe! Ciao Bella!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Spicy Thai Wraps at Loving Hut Hippy Gourmet Style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw3QHeqEtKk

In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we feature Sunny Mueller at Loving Hut Restaurant as he shows us how to prepare a vegan Spicy Thai Wrap!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pastorino Organic Farm Beets at CafeGibraltar Hippy Gourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit Stan Pastorino at Pastorino Organic Farm in Half Moon Bay California. We learn all about the bio-diversity of growing 100% organic certified produce and then meet up with Chef Jose Luis Ugalde from Cafe Gibraltar (also in Half Moon Bay, CA) and cook up Wood Fired Beets, making Mishwi Shamandar Salad!


Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vegan Lentil Stew HippyGourmet style on Jam Cruise!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssb7Gep7G04

In this segment from Organic Living TV we're back on Jam Cruise to make a wonderful organic and vegan Lentil Stew! It's a deliciously simple recipe that is perfect for lunch, dinner or as a side dish and keeps well for the week ahead!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vegan Artichoke Soup at Cafe Gibraltar HippyGourmet style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4aA3X64qk

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're at Cafe Gibraltar in Half Moon Bay, California - an all organic, gourmet restaurant that serves delicious home-style recipes with so much love! Join us as we sit down with Chef/Owner Jose Luis Ugalde to make this incredible all vegan Artichoke Soup!

Cafe Gibraltar Artichoke Soup

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Organic Vegan Quinoa Salad at Loving Hut HippyGourmet style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcp2ga-upw

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to make an absolutely delicious Quinoa Salad! The recipe is vegan, colorful and 100% awesome!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Graham Kerr makes Organic Muesli Hippy Gourmet style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4JtRPQYQHM

In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at the legendary TV cooking show host Graham Kerr's kitchen to learn how to make a delicious organic Muesli. Graham's wife Treena has diabetes, and this simple recipe is the perfect way to balance her blood sugar in the morning and late afternoon. It also makes a yummy dessert!

For more information, visit
www.HippyGourmet.com
www.GrahamKerr.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vegan Tamale Pie at Orchard Garden Hotel HippyGourmet style



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZLi41NQyhg

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're at the Orchard Garden Hotel in their Roots Restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, California! We meet up with Chef Jason Gaskins who shows us how this 100% green hotel and restaurant creates wonderful recipes from organic ingredients, including a special Vegan Tamale Pie!

Friday, March 06, 2009

JamCruise Leaving a Positive Legacy in Costa Maya



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8wMnCEPxDg

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in Costa Maya, Mexico as part of the Jam Cruise Green Team! We learn from Kevin Graham how the Jam Cruise Positive Legacy Program is helping them re-build the school's roof, damaged after Hurricane Dean. Jam Cruise Positive Legacy Program also donates school supplies, musical instruments, clothing and sporting goods (amongst other items), making a huge difference wherever they go!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Triple Creamy Vegan Potato Soup! HippyGourmet at Loving Hut!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6royvvM8V0

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are so blessed to have the opportunity to visit the Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to prepare a wonderful all vegan Triple Creamy Potato Soup! Loving Hut is the worlds fastest growing vegan 'fast-food' restaurant chain that is all about love and compassion to all beings + the food is organic, freshly prepared and delicious!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Bio-Dynamic Soil Blocks at Alderlea Farm, Vancouver Island



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrDkgr0Uroo

In this on-going series of segments from Alderlea Farm in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, BC, we learn from John Ehrlich how to prepare bio-dynamic soil blocks that signal the start of spring planting season! No matter if you're a budding backyard gardener, or a fully blossomed farmer, you won't want to miss this extremely informative and entertaining segment!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Waterfalls of Belize by air HippyGourmet Style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZirvxqKjU0

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we hop on anAstrum Helicopter in Belize to see all of the incredible and lush waterfalls, rivers and stunning landscapes by air! Our carbon offset by ZeroHeroEvents.com, we have to thank Michelle Bowers at TourismBelize.org and Gustavo Giron, Jr. and Gustavo Giron, Sr. of Astrum Helicopters

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hawaiian Tourism campaign: "A Thousand Smiles"


Do you like balmy, soft nights? The gentle tropical breeze stirring beach side palm trees, overlooking the aqua-blue Pacific? And wonderful times that make lifelong memories?

We have two filming tours under our belt so far of Kauai, Maui and Oahu and there's still so many great stories to feature there that we're heading back for sure! The thing to realize about Hawaii is that it is gorgeous, smells like flowers when you get off the plane and the people are some of the warmest you'll ever encounter.

Last night we attended the Hawaiian Tourism event kicking off their new campaign for "A Thousand Smiles" - this is just the beginning of a nationwide campaign to get folks to learn more about our American paradise location known as the Hawaiian islands.

Have to like the idea of any campaign where people are smiling of course, and with much reduced airfares these days and lots of resorts offering crazy deals, it's time to make plans to go to Hawaii (not to sound like a commercial, but it really is cheaper now to visit).

Recommend taking Hawaiian Airlines over as they're the last remaining domestic carrier to still serve a full (and actually delicious) meal in coach! We know this because we filmed Chef Beverly Gannon the Executive Chef of Hawaiian Airlines, and so we've been backstage seeing all the fresh and perfectly prepared meals boarding the planes.
 
Don't be surprised if the people you meet at the Hawaiian Airlines check-in counter are related to the folks on the plane and those on the ground where you land, it really is one big happy family there - and guess what, they sincerely appreciate your traveling to visit and go out of their way for you every chance they can.

We'll be returning soon to film on the Big Island of Hawaii and also to visit some of our friends on Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

But better yet, check out http://www.GoHawaii.com/LotsOfSmiles and tell us all about your favorite places to visit and take your family on Hawaii.

We know you will just love spending time on any Hawaiian vacation, or to do business there - so please feel free to contact us to ask us our favorite spots, best chefs, most perfect beaches and things to do!

Aloha!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hippy Gourmet at Regenerative Design Institute



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_UkR-d8h-8

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we sit down with Penny Livingston-Stark who shares with us the values of Permaculture, bio-diversity, sustainable building and the joys of healthy and delicious foods!
Regenerative Design Institute is located in Bolinas, California and is one of our most favorite places to learn about thriving from the abundance all around us!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tourism British Columbia Media Award to Hippy Gourmet



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZBL9XGOjc0





At the British Columbia Tourism awards, we are so honored to be nominated and to have won the "Best Media" coverage award for 2008. In this segment James Ehrlich, Executive Producer and Director of Organic Living accepts the award and thanks everyone from Tourism British Columbia and the beautiful places we filmed. Special thanks to Tourism BC, Mika Ryan, Josie Heisig, Rick Graham, Tom Ryan & Janice Greenwood-Fraser. Huge thanks to Dennis Minnick and Lena Blanc. To Bruce Brennan and Pam Brennan and to Mel and Dolores Ehrlich.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sooke Harbour House Vancouver Island Chef Edward Tuson



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZGMxR78DcY

In this segment of Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet, we're on beautiful and pristine Vancouver Island at the breathtaking Sooke Harbour House! We meet up with Sinclair Philip who gives us a tour of the lush organic gardens where Chef Edward Tuson gains most of his ingredients and inspiration from. This segment features a Seared sustainable Albacore Tuna with fresh organic vegetables and flowers from the garden!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr makes Beet Salad Hippy-style



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3V-88kinMM

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we meet up with the world famous TV cooking show legend Graham Kerr (AKA the Galloping Gourmet)! We visit Mother Flight Organic Farm in Washington State and pick fresh beets to prepare a wonderful warm Beet Salad! We're so honored to have Graham Kerr guest host this episode of our TV series, especially as we all grew up watching his cooking shows on PBS and he was one of the main inspirations for us to create The Hippy Gourmet TV series!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

HippyGourmet on JamCruise featuring Organic Minestrone Soup



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVV_v7lp-hQ

In this wild segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we take a 5-day cruise to Belize and Costa Maya on Jam Cruise! Imagine traveling with an incredible group of people who share their love of live music and also doing their part to help the communities and environment in the places they visit. Join Chef MikeC as he cooks up a sumptuous organic Veggie Minestrone Soup!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Filming at Loving Hut



Yesterday we filming a new episode with Chef Sunny at Loving Hut restaurant in Milpitas California.

Vegan fast food with a twist - featuring creamy potato soup, quinoa salad and spicy Thai wraps.
Plus we'll visit with Supreme Master Ching Hai and learn all about how compassion to animals can save the planet.

This episode will start airing in a few weeks.

Peace, Love and Organics!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A time for change

With all the economic down turn going on, we of course want to be hopeful as always.

It's a cycle, a season, a time for change and a way to re-think how we consume and live on this planet.

They estimate that 1 billion people are hungry right now. 1/6th of the world population.

Imagine the Super Bowl stadium times 10,000 of those stadiums filled with 60,000 people each...that's how many hungry people there are worldwide.

Let's make it happen together, now!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How to feed 35,000,000 hungry people

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28823042

As the economy has worsened, so too has the epidemic of hunger across one of the most prosperous countries in the world - the USA.

This article from MSNBC.com indicates that about 30% of households headed by single mothers went without food at least occasionally over the course of 2007!

Let's put our heads together here folks and come with a diversified plan that connects needy people to farmers and producers with extra crops, regional and local distributors with some to spare, as well as large restaurant and catering operations that don't need to waste a single item any longer.

We can find a way now that cures hunger in our country once and for all. If not for ourselves, then for our children.

Have any ideas? Join the conversation here!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Super Bowl of Guacamole at Maria Maria Hippy Gourmet style!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eIIcaep8cg

In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we visit with Chef Shea Ohlott from Maria Maria Restaurant in Mill Valley, California to prepare their rocking house special Maria Maria Guacamole! This is the perfect recipe for any super bowl party that's geared up for tasty, organic dishes...or any world cup event too!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Back from Belize and Costa Maya on Jam Cruise


You've probably wondered where we've been the past couple of weeks, and why you haven't seen any new blog posts or YouTube videos posted...

Well we just returned from filming an absolutely incredible green cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida all the way to Belize and Costa Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula on Jam Cruise!

Jam Cruise is indescribable. Imagine 3,000 of the coolest, sweetest, nicest people you could ever want to meet and hang out with all coming together for a 6 day voyage that's based around fantastic Jam band music! www.JamCruise.com

The folks at Cloud Nine Adventures have already successfully staged seven of these massive concert cruises thus far, that not only satisfy every passengers dream journey to paradise found, but that also fosters the most green and sustainable activities of any cruise, or concert for that matter ever witnessed.

Jam Cruise does so much more, contributing to every community they visit by participating in their "Positive Legacy" program - donating necessary goods and money to needy people and organizations wherever the ship arrives to.

We'll have a lot more to come about Jam Cruise, including 3 awesome episodes we filmed on board the MSC Orchestra and on shore in Belize and Costa Maya!

Stay tuned!