Who we are.

This Monday, almost two dozen members of the DNG family are scheduled to work. We’ll meet the early deliveries, open the doors, stock the shelves, chop and cook, help you find what your looking for, and show you to the door with a smile. If you’ve shopped here before, you probably recognize some of us.

Most of us are U.S. citizens by birth. But among us this Monday will be more than one immigrant, and two legal permanent residents awaiting citizenship; one of us who came to the U.S. as a child refugee; and at least one of us whose spouse holds a green card. Wherever we came from, and however we got here, we’ll spend the day together. At the end of the day, we will return to the neighborhoods we share, as each other’s neighbors and friends.

Without any one of us, we wouldn’t be the same. We couldn’t imagine it any other way.

We’ll see you Monday.

Organic Flourless Chocolate Torte


Ah, chocolate. The ancient Aztecs believed it was a source of wisdom, and an aphrodisiac. Montezuma, last ruler of the Aztec empire, drank his chocolate from a gold goblet!  Today, we buy only organic chocolate, because non-organic chocolate has more pesticides applied than any other crop except for cotton (which is number one).  And when you buy organic chocolate, you are assured that growers, pickers and producers get a fair trade wage. There’s nothing, no guilt to spoil your eating pleasure….

Natural Medicine for Focus and Attention / Part 1

These articles are for children and adults.

Part 1: lifestyle and nutrition.
Part 2 next month: herbs & vitamins

Natural medicine does not offer a one-size-fits-all quick fix for focus and attention. We don’t have a “natural Ritalin™” that works in a few minutes, for almost everyone.

As the truism goes, everyone is different. One distracted person may simply be sleep-deprived. Another may be anxious. A third may be dealing with a sensory-integrative disorder, or apathy, or compulsive thoughts. Or food allergies. Or they may be bored by the subject matter. Or, they may actually be “hyperactive.”

So, as the other truism goes, we treat the individual, not the illness.

And for this reason, it is well beyond the scope of this article to go into the level of detail we could, perhaps should. Nevertheless, here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

For our vegan friends. You didn’t think we were going to leave you out, did you? Yes, we made this on our cooking show, Eat Well Be Happy, so you can watch this being made. Go to our website and click on the TV icon…..

Did you know that poppy seeds have been cultivated for more than 3,000 years? They’ve always been revered for their medicinal properties (some are as an expectorant in cough syrups, an infusion to treat ear and toothaches, to treat insomnia, inflammation and fever), but the seeds have nutritional value as well since they are rich in linoleic acid, oleic acid and unsaturated fatty acids.