Archive for March, 2006

April Fools Food Fun

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Megan of Not Martha just posted some fabulous April Fool’s food projects up on Ready Made. Reading over these fantastic recipes for vanilla pudding dessert pot pie and mashed potato cupcakes makes me even more sad that this sacred holiday is on a Saturday. My poor co-workers will feel so left out! The family fun [...]


Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Eco-Products sells an amazing array of food related containers that are biodegradable. From trash bags, deli containers, to coffee cups, to cutlery, to slurpee cups. These corn based plastics are compostable and will degrade in 45 – 60 days in outdoor conditions. I’ve used the forks and knives befoe at our neighborhood grocery, Sundance. I’d [...]

Blood Oranges, Blood Zest

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

I’ve had a mixed bag of enjoyment with my blood oranges this season. My batch I bought specifically to have nice bloody red to contrast my golden beets ended up not being bloody! I just bought another batch of blood oranges from my neighborhood grocery. I couldn’t resist as these ones are bloody on the [...]

Food Memories- Prince Pücklers

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Sweets and I have been indulging our ice cream tendencies lately. From sharing containers of chocolatey Ben & Jerry’s, to sampling our local made vegan ice creams, our taste buds are happy. We happen to live in a mini culinary hot zone that gives us access to some great food items. On my way into [...]

Muddy Waters

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Just because its organic doesn’t mean you are eating pesticide-free. Don’t mean to be all full of gloom and doom here, however when it rains it pours. This doesn’t mean to give up on organic produce- in fact it means to stick with it, to allow the earth to purge itself in something other than [...]

Second Most Vegetarian Friendly City in the US

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Filed under another reason for culture shock when traveling! I’m not even a vegetarian and yet I can’t help but go through meat shock when traveling. My recent experiences helping plan a meal for a large camping event this summer is exposing my culinary tendency to view meat as a rare treat. I’m having a [...]

Ricotta Fritters- Savory and Sweet

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Yea- one culinary challenge crossed off the list! The last two days have been preoccupied with making homemade ricotta following the procedure outlined at Becks & Posh. It’s so easy and rewarding! The ricotta is almost sweet tasting on its own. I’ve made all my batches with whole milk, and am now going to try [...]


Friday, March 17th, 2006

My neighborhood grocery store carries many socially responsibile/ambitious items. My latest find to realize I’m fondly attached to are Eco-bags, unbleached 100% natural cotton draw-string bags. In particular I have a couple of their Produce & Grain bags floating around the kitchen. These bags are great for storing vegetables, and for use in draining items [...]

Whole Foods Can O’Worms

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

“The food we put into our mouths today travels an average of thirteen hundred miles from where it is produced, changing hands at least six times along the way.” Coming Home to Eat, Garry Paul Nabham. It was with an ironic and heavy heart this Wednesday that I attended the city’s sponsored brainstorming session on [...]

Rouge Radish Saga

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

An epidemic has been sweeping Japan. It apparently started last year with the appearance of the first Gutsy Radish in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture. A daikon radish seed started its journey of growth, erupting through the city’s asphalt, pushing up a spot of unexpected green. Nicknamed, Dokonjo Daikon (gutsy radish), this vegetable became an emblem of [...]

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