Recreating The Jaffa Cake

My good friend—and cupcake maker extraordinare—Stefani (she of Cupcake Project fame) recently told me she was participating in Taste & Create, a monthly “food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. It’s whole purpose was, and has been, to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It [...]

Loving Our CCSA

I’ve been remiss in posting our bi-weekly CSA information over the last few months, but a recent tweet from cook, author, and food blogger extraordinaire Michael Ruhlman, which asked for CSA pictures from across the country, spurred me to catch up. It’s no secret that The Chef and I love our CCSA, and I’m continually [...]

I Heart The Green Tomato

Yes, it’s true … I love green tomatoes. Fried, pickled, or cooked in a pie, it doesn’t matter … I love green tomatoes. Wait. Cooked in a pie? In the immortal words of Kool-Aid Man, “Oh, yeah!” Seriously, if you’ve never had a green tomato pie, I suggest you try one soon … and here [...]

Activist Alert: Say No to Frankenfish and Frankenswine

From the good people at Food and Water Watch: “There’s a race to see which will be introduced in the US first—genetically engineered pigs or salmon. The truth is, US food agencies don’t have a way to evaluate the full impacts of these GE [genetically-engineered] animals on human health or the environment. Worst of all, if [...]

Federal Court Rescinds USDA Approval of GE Sugar Beets

“Today Judge Jeffrey White, federal district judge for the Northern District of California, issued a ruling granting the request of plaintiffs Center for Food Safety, Organic Seed Alliance, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the Sierra Club to rescind the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) approval of genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. Andrew Kimbrell, [...]

The True Cost of Food

All you need to know in under two minutes from the folks at GOOD Magazine. Related Video: GOOD Transparency: Waste Not, Want Not GOOD Transparency: Water Conservation

Put ‘Em Up!

So, you’ve been to a few farmers’ markets this week as part of National Farmers’ Market Week, and you stocked up of lots of fruit and veggies. Congratulations! But now, as you survey your countertop and refridgerator, it hits you … you bought way too much produce and won’t be able to eat it all [...]

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week … Where Will You Be Shopping?

Today marks the beginning of National Farmers’ Market Week, a “week” I enjoy celebrating because I do most of my shopping at the farmers’s market. Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage here in St. Louis and have continued to rise in popularity … new farmers’ markets are popping up around our [...]