Organic Food

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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My Mother’s Ham Glaze

I had wanted to write this blog post before Easter so you all could try this recipe on your Easter ham. But I hadn’t tested it yet, so it had to wait. It’s such a great story, though, that I just couldn’t wait until next Easter to share it. When I was little, I remember […]

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Mojito Float—The Final Float!

To finish off my month-by-month year of floats, it’s time to celebrate the return of warm weather (sort of—at least it’s not freaking freezing all the time) with a Mojito Float! Virgin, of course, for sober folks like me. Before I reveal my recipe, I must take a moment to reflect on the last 12 […]

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