Organic Food

Orange Cream Float: The Taste of August

Remember when you were a kid and you got all hot and sweaty from running around outside, and you smelled like crushed grass, dirt, and salt, and you were so hungry, hot, and thirsty, and then you got an orange cream popsicle and you knew in your soul that summer was good? Remember that? I […]

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Maria’s Fried Country Chicken! Part 2

You’ve heard me say it before: I love fried chicken (in moderation, of course). But the chicken recipe’s got to be worth it. To me, the perfect fried chicken is nice and batter-y, is organic, has its skin on, and is good and crispy. If I have to eat fried chicken out, KFC original recipe […]

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School Lunch: One Meal, One Dollar, Part 2

By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook. For Part 1, read here. Earlier this summer, I spent a week outside Denver, Colorado, sitting in on a “culinary boot camp” designed to take kitchen workers who normally deal in frozen chicken nuggets and Tater Tots and turn them into chefs able to cook meals […]

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School Lunch: One Meal, One Dollar, Part 1

By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook. What kind of lunch could you make for $1? That’s approximately the amount schools have to spend on ingredients, after they pay for labor and overhead, out of the $2.68 the federal government provides for a fully subsidized meal. Most schools lose around 35 cents on […]

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Gone Fishing!

For my littlest one’s birthday, we went fishing. She really wanted to try it, and was growing tired of just fishing in her bathtub with plastic fish. So on our most recent vacation we set up a guided fishing trip to a pond on the hotel property in Virginia where we stayed (Primland…nice!!!) Why guided? […]

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My Favorite Organic Baked Beans

My favorite picnic dish just got better. It was late. I was starving for baked beans and could have sworn I had my favorite nonorganic brand in my pantry. In fact, I thought I had a couple of cans. I searched. I cursed. But I couldn’t find them anywhere. That’s when I spotted the organic […]

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National Mustard Day! (My Top 5 Uses for Mustard)

Tomorrow, August 7, is National Mustard Day. Now, that’s something to celebrate in these hot days of summer. I like mustard. I especially like yellow mustard, but the stone-ground kind has its uses, too. I am thrilled that I can finally get all my favorite mustards in organic versions that taste just as good, if […]

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A Visit to My Kitchen: Cynthia Lair

Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor and author Cynthia Lair is in my kitchen today, chatting about cooking curiosity and ditching the all-white diet. Cynthia on the faculty of Bastyr University’s School of Nutrition and Exercise Science, and is culinary curriculum director for its new BS in Nutrition and Culinary Arts degree program. She’s a contributing […]

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