FoodNavigator-USA recently picked its list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014 and some of the entrepreneurs are finding profit in healthful, innovative, inspiring food trends. This is the third in a series highlighting the best of FoodNavigator-USA’s list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014. Food Navigator’s third F&B entrepreneur is none […]
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We’ve written a lot about ways to reduce food waste, but it bears repeating now that spring is bringing us the good stuff.
With peppers, along with many other vegetables, in season now it can be a daunting task to use everything in your garden before it starts to go bad. Try these 7 ways to use your bell peppers so you don’t waste your yield this year!
A new study shows that high-fiber foods help people lose weight. Read a bit more about the study and learn some tricks on how to painlessly increase fiber in your diet.
Summer’s here, which means that the farm is kicking into full gear. Although I relished spring’s shoots, salad greens, and sugar snap peas, the arrival of summer produce brings a different kind of thrill. What are you most looking forward to seeing at your farmers market, in your weekly CSA box, or ripening in your […]
How great would it be if there were want ads in your local newspaper or on Craigslist for organic fruits and vegetables, grown in your town, by your neighbors? A new website – Veggie Trader has sprung up that offers exactly such a service, a purchasing and bartering clearinghouse for locally grown fruits and vegetables. […]
According to research published in The Journal of HortScience, produce now lacks not only the taste, but also the amount of nutrients it had just 50 years ago. Vegetables today are larger, but contain more “dry matter” which dilutes the concentrations of minerals. This results in 5% to 40% less magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. […]
Stress… it’s something we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us take it all in stride, others let it build up to the breaking point. When we experience stress too often, our autonomic nervous system rarely has a chance to activate the relaxation response. This can eventually lead to physical or emotional illnesses […]
Hard to believe with this balmy weather we’ve been experiencing out here in the Midwest, but really, truly, Thanksgiving is around the corner. But even though there’s a chill somewhere heading our way, don’t pack up the grill. Break out of the traditional root vegetable recipe box and break out the grill one last time this season […]
Seasonal food is plentiful right now, much of it in the shape of squashes and gourds. Last night I took a page (literally) out of Barbara Kingsolver’s recent book, Animal, Vegetable Miracle. Ever since I read the chapter on smashing pumpkins, I knew I had to try the pumpkin soup experiment. For the uninitiated, she […]
The first year we grew beets on our farm, it was on a serendipitous whim because neither me nor my husband had ever cooked with beets. As serendipitous gardening fate would have it, we pulled out a bumper beet crop that fall — quickly necessitating research in what to do with them. Which led us […]
My choice for this weeks unusual vegetable is Parsley Root (Petroselinum crispum variety tuberosum), also known as Rooted parsley, Turnip-Rooted Parsley, Dutch Parsley, Hamburg Parsley or Heimischer. It’s a winter root that has been used for centuries for soups and stews in the “Old World” but is fairly unknown and underutilized everywhere else – at […]
Lovin’ Fresh is a series of recipes designed to showcase produce gathered from local farms or grown in my own garden. Kohlrabi season is upon us! Rejoice and partake! And it looks like I’m not the only one finding locally grown kohlrabi in the kitchen. I am ridiculously fond of kohlrabi, perhaps somewhat in part due […]