Author Archives: Heather Carr

Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables – A Winter Refresher

December 7th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

As we head into the holidays, many of us will be cooking large meals and using fresh fruits and vegetables. I figure now is a good time for a quick refresher on the “Dirty Dozen” - those fruits and vegetables in the U.S. food supply that show the most pesticide residues


Three Free Cooking Apps

November 30th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

It's the cooking season and these three free cooking apps are here to help with ideas and instructions for appetizers, main dishes, and desserts – lots of desserts


The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup’s On! Cookbook Review and Recipe

November 30th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup's On! by Mark Reinfeld arrived in my mailbox a week ago, just as the weather started to cool. The timing of Soup's On! is particularly good, since I am happy for a break from cooking large, multi-course meals. A quick, hearty soup is perfect. But Soup's On! doesn't limit the selection of soups to winter. It has more than one hundred quick and easy recipes for every season


How to Make Turkey Stock

November 28th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

Turkey stock is so simple to make and it adds a great deal of flavor to soups and casseroles. Use up the leftover Thanksgiving preparations and get one more use out of the turkey bones


The Sweet Potato and a Thanksgiving Recipe

November 27th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The sweet potato is a traditional part of Thanksgiving for many of us. Bright orange, super sweet, and often covered in marshmallows, sweet potatoes remind me of holiday cheer. But do sweet potatoes always have to be prepared with so much sugar


Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution – Book Review

November 4th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

Growing grains locally, whether on a backyard scale or on nearby farms, improves the economic situation of the local community and provides stability in the local food supply. Uprisings: A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution shows how groups have come together to grow, harvest, mill, and sell local grains and lists positive steps to start your own local grain movement



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