En Vie Naturals Pumpkin Body Butter

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En Vie Naturals is about to release a brand spanking new product line: Butter Me Up Body Butter. We got to try it in Pumpkin (just in time for Fall) and oh, is it good.

This creamy, smooth and divine-smelling body moisturizer gets most of its oomph from–believe it or not–baking soda. It was surprising to learn that the same white powder that makes muffins rise and keeps our fridges smelling fresh can also soothe skin, but apparently baking soda has long been known as a gentle, calming agent for cleansing and soothing skin (among many other things!).

This whipped body butter comes with a swirl of freshly ground cinnamon, scenting the skin with a warm fragrance that lingers throughout the day, thanks to the cinnamon’s natural oils. Though not heavy, skin stays soft for hours after application.

Make sure to visit Kim at the En Vie Naturals booth at the Mission Community Market to get your Butter Me Up in Pumpkin!

It’s October 14th

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It’s October 14th. Do you know where your dinner is?Good Foods Catering @ Mission Community MarketEmmy's at Mission Community Market

The Mission Community Market, that’s where! Good Foods Catering – with sumptuous barbeque and pulled pork – is beginning at the Mission Community Market. Be there. Welcome Dontaye!

Hold on to that last taste of summer with dapple dandy pluot jam from another of our newest vendors: Emmy’s Pickles and Jams. Fresh from the underground farmers market, welcome Emmy!

2nd Thursdays – Make a Statement. Get in the Zones.

Mission Statement @ Mission Community MarketIsaac Zones and Playalong @ Mission Community Market
Every 2nd Thursday, the Mission Statement, local designer collective on 18th Street, will join us for a sweet monthly visit. Check out their amazing clothing, jewelry and apparel today at the MCM.

Isaac Zones, urban troubador and master of the playalong, will join the MCM, also for his monthly visit. Youth welcome to pick and play with Isaac.

Market Nights with Candle Lights
Help Mission Girls after-school program raise funds by picking up a nifty Dia de los Muertos candle. Or youth can join the fun and make a candle on the spot.

Trick or treat, sundaes in the street. The Dolores Community Youth Alliance ties you to the food, with yogurt sundae-making. Kids: use your feet in the street, join in to a game of magic tag.

ALL YOUTH WELCOME TO JOIN. THIS IS A FREE, OPEN, PUBLIC SPACE. Kids, feel free to join any youth activity at the MCM.

Pics from 10/7

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 Mission Beacon Youth – Open Dance Space
Cascada de Flores
 Mission Girls fundraising and creating dia de los muertos altars
 Sheila Chung-Hagen of Supervisor Campos’ office, discussing Mission Streetscape Plan

Basil: More Than Meets the Eye

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Basil, which happens to be a main ingredient in Sensory Revolution‘s Sensational Seasonings green herbal mix, is much more than just a tasty garnish. See below in this excerpt from a great article from Health Food Harvest for the surprising and impressive healing powers of the humble green herb.

The Nutrients in Basil

Basil is an excellent source of a variety of key nutrients, particularly vitamin C, calcium, vitamin A and phosphorus. Furthermore, basil is a useful source of magnesium, potassium and iron.

Basil has a long history of use in cooking, going back even to the Greek civilization, and probably beyond. This herb is believed to have significant health effects, particularly in improving cardiovascular health. Furthermore, basil is a particularly good source of vitamin A, which is a key nutrient for strong eyesight, plus healthy skin and hair. Basil contains high concentrations of carotenoids such as beta carotene, and these substances are converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta carotene offers even stronger benefits than vitamin A alone, and it is known to be a powerful antioxidant.

The importance of antioxidants revolves around their ability to help prevent the cell damage that occurs from free radicals in the body. Free radicals are a natural presence in the body, however, if they get out of control they are thought to cause cell damage that can lead to cancer. Some reseachers now claim that the damage done by these free radicals can be reduced or prevented by eating a diet that is rich in antioxidant vitamins such as beta carotene.

[from: Health Food Harvest, ©2005-2007 Roy Thomsitt All Rights Reserved]

Roasted Anaheim Chili Sauce

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Blue House Farm has absolutely gorgeous, fragrant green Anaheim chili peppers right now. Long, slim and pointy, these peppers are perfect for roasting and offer just a tiny kick.

This easy piquant sauce comes together in just a few minutes and showcase the peppers’ tendency to become sweet and tender when roasted, making for a silky-textured condiment that is lovely on eggs, tacos, grilled meats or as a sauce for enchiladas.


4 green Anaheim chili peppers
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for chilies
3 tbsp half-and-half
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


Preheat broiler to high. Drizzle whole peppers with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 7-8 minutes on each side or until skin becomes very soft and lightly charred.

Under cool running water, slip the peppers’ skins off (they should come right off–if they don’t, put them back under the broiler for a few minutes). Discard the stems and remove the seeds if you prefer a milder sauce (keep them in if you like spicy flavors). Chop the chilies roughly.

Puree the chilies with the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Sauce will keep for up to 5 days, sealed in an airtight container.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups sauce