Organic Food

Quick Summer Vegetable and Meat Soup…with Elk!

Since Eve is heading off to camp for SIX WEEKS, she got to request a final meal at home before she goes. She asked for soup. Her camp makes great organic food, but not enough soup for her tastes. And so I thought about what kind of soup I could make that wouldn’t take too […]

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Sour Cherries with Rosewater: An Iranian Inspiration

Last year I wrote about my most favorite fruit moment of the year: when the sour cherries are ripe. It’s quick, fleeting, and must be made the most of. Fortunately, sour cherries freeze really well and make an amazing winter treat (on ice cream or in Greek yogurt, just to name a few ways to […]

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Rebuilding the Good Food Supply by Supporting New Farmers

By Susan Prolman, executive director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) I’m often asked questions about the food system, the Farm Bill, and the future of organic food. As we look toward the 2012 Farm Bill, here is a breakdown of what I am talking about most: Are we doing enough to increase demand […]

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June’s Salad: Peas and Mint

Nothing says spring more than the taste of fresh peas, whether they’re still in the pod and you eat them whole or they’re shelled little green pearls of raw, sweet pleasure. If there’s any one thing worth growing in your garden, it’s peas… of all sorts. Unfortunately, I’ve been in a lifetime struggle—between rabbits, guinea […]

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How to Make a Genuine Healthy and Organic Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Sometimes when I travel, everything goes so smoothly that it feels like a miracle of modern transportation. Other times, everything goes so horribly wrong that I have to cry and comfort myself with an airport cheesesteak, which makes me cry even more because mine at home are so much better. Such was the case recently. […]

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Avoid Unknown Alteration of Our Food: Go Organic

By guest blogger Arran Stephens, founder of Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast food company, and author of The Compassionate Diet: How What You Eat Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet Genetic engineering artificially and imperfectly alters the germ of life latent in the seeds that have sustained us all for […]

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May’s Salad: Watercress and Walnuts with a Citrus Vinaigrette

When I was a kid, watercress was a garnish. It came on the side of plates of food at local restaurants, and sometimes I would eat it just to taste its tangy dark greenness. My mother was obsessed with garnishes. She had a hard time eating anything that wasn’t “garnished.” But she didn’t use watercress. […]

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Cheese Crisps That Will Be Gone in an Instant

I’ve been meaning to try to make cheese straws for a while. They are so yummy and crispy. But they seem so fussy and hard to make—and as you know I always try to get to super-simple. Well, these are so simple to make and taste so good, they won’t last until they cool. You […]

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