How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | Comments Off on How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

I’ll be the first to confess that elaborate mushrooms scare me a bit. The otherworldliness of enokis, the meatiness of King Trumpet stalks, the sponge-like texture of Lion’s Manes.
But I’ve been served Hen of the …

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Gluten-free Carrot Zucchini Muffins, and a Muffin Rant
April 21, 2012 – 5:47 pm | 3 Comments
Gluten-free Carrot Zucchini Muffins, and a Muffin Rant

My husband asked me recently: “What’s the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?”
Whoa.  This question totally blew my mind.  Other than the obvious phenotypical distinction (#1) that a cupcake has frosting and a muffin …

Buh-Bye, BPA
November 23, 2011 – 8:26 am | 10 Comments
Buh-Bye, BPA

First it was baby bottles, infant formula can liners and baby toys that started going BPA-free to protect the most vulnerable members of our society from the potentially harmful effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical component of a …

Celebrate National Food Day!
October 24, 2011 – 7:40 am | Comments Off on Celebrate National Food Day!
Celebrate National Food Day!

Today is National Food Day, and events are taking place across the country to support six goals:
Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
Expand access to food …

Sorting out Salmon
September 23, 2010 – 9:56 am | 3 Comments
Sorting out Salmon

Once upon a time, food was food.  It didn’t require too much thinking about, and what you saw was pretty much what you got.
Not so today.
Our industrial food system has complicated food beyond reason, and …

To soy or not to soy?
September 20, 2009 – 5:29 pm | 9 Comments
To soy or not to soy?

Few few foods evoke as much controversy as does soy.  Depending on who you are and what expression of soy you’re eating, it can be either a healthy source of high-quality protein that may have …

Is Buying Organic Worth It?
June 26, 2009 – 1:23 pm | Comments Off on Is Buying Organic Worth It?
Is Buying Organic Worth It?

One of the most common questions people as me is whether paying more for organic is “worth it.”
The answer, of course, depends on a whole number of factors, and, like most questions, is best answered …