Browsing the "Food" Tag

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Minimize Food Waste By Storing Food In Your Refrigerator The Right Way

I tossed out a bag of mushy strawberries this evening, damn! Did you know that the average American wastes 40% of the food they purchase? I haven’t measured my own waste, but 40% doesn’t seem unrealistic. And that’s sad. What’s worse? Much of that wasted food ends up in landfills where it breaks down and forms methane, a greenhouse gas far more powerful than carbon dioxide. 

August 25th

Healthy Kids: Teach Our Next Generation About Organic Foods

This month, PBS KIDS® and Whole Foods Market® announced a campaign and set of online resources dedicated to helping families learn to explore organic foods: Fantastic Organic. The Fantastic Organic web site hosts healthy recipes, videos, and information resources. Want to learn how to read an organic food label or find a local farmers market? Looking […]

August 23rd

A Day at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of checking out the ultra sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County, CA. With so many fabulous wineries to choose from you might wonder if its worth the stop. I would say, absolutely. But, the most impressive thing about the Francis Ford Coppola winery is that it is a […]

August 15th

Grow Your Own Mushrooms. It’s Easy!

I’m growing my own mushrooms. Shocked? I was too as I watched a brown cardboard box with a plastic bag of “something” become host to a crop of fresh fungus in less than a week. I ordered my “grow your own mushroom garden” from Back To The Roots, a California company that sells small mushroom gardens-to-be in boxes filled with recycled coffee grounds.

July 14th

Abundant Herb of the Moment: Basil

In Texas, the basil is rockin’. I’ve nurtured three plants this spring, and they are happy indeed, but I know as the summer heats up, their tender leaves will suffer. So I’m doing my best to enjoy as much of their bounty as I can now and preserve like a pioneer woman for colder times. If you love basil, I hope you’ll enjoy my quick tips for growing, using, and preserving this wonderfully spicy-yet-sweet herb.

June 30th

Missing In Action: The Family Table

Growing up, my family ate at the kitchen table most nights. We kids set and cleared the placemats, dishes, and silverware. Mom served food on platters and in large bowls with utensils that matched our cutlery. We set out homemade cloth napkins tucked into lovely napkin rings. Wonderfully, every meal was relatively balanced.

June 23rd