Gastronomy for the Ear: My Favorite Food Podcasts

Gastronomy for the Ear: My Favorite Food Podcasts

As part of my occupation as a book designer, I spend many hours doing pleasurable but mindless formatting work. To keep my brain sufficiently challenged, I started listening several years ago to a multitude of food podcasts. Here are a few of my favorites, ranging...
The Glories of Green Garlic

The Glories of Green Garlic

In recent weeks, as the produce offerings at your local farmers market or grocery store (or even your first CSA boxes, which are appearing in many parts of the country now) transition into spring, you may have seen some rather wildly curved stalks with whippy things...
A Coming of Spring: Rhubarb

A Coming of Spring: Rhubarb

You know that spring has sprung when you start seeing the huge crimson or rose-blush stalks of rhubarb laid out on the farmers market table, or perhaps vigorously growing in your own garden beneath enormous leaves. In the Western Hemisphere, rhubarb typically comes...
A Remembrance

A Remembrance

At the end of this past March, my father, Dewey Lipe, transitioned in his sleep after a tremendous 14-year journey with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson’s. Normally, my blog posts here are about food, cooking, and local agriculture, but I wanted to take this...
Packing Healthy Meals and Lunches for Kids

Packing Healthy Meals and Lunches for Kids

This guest post comes to us from Claire P, an engineer at Brillopak, a robotic packing and Palletising machine manufacturing company in the UK. In this post, Claire talks about how to pack lunches for your children that are not only healthful and nutritious but are...
The Case for Not Cooking

The Case for Not Cooking

Did you make New Year’s resolutions to improve your health this year? If so, how is it going now that we’re nearly a month into 2018? Are you feeling good about yourself sticking with diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, or other wellness changes? Did those...
Giving Differently This Holiday

Giving Differently This Holiday

As the countdown of shopping days begins and many of us start to plan holiday meal menus, it’s easy to get caught up in the search for perfect gifts and just the right recipes. I don’t do a lot of holiday gift giving or entertaining, but a column I read on...
Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

In this age of hyper-hybridized produce for large-scale cultivation and shipping, the pear is a rare fruit that has been mercifully left alone; the varieties you see in markets today are pretty much unchanged from over a century ago. About 3,000 varieties exist...
Seasonality: A True Definition

Seasonality: A True Definition

This guest post is by Jack Hedin, farmer and owner of Featherstone Farm, one of the largest CSA farms in southeastern Minnesota. The farm produces around 70 varieties of fresh market fruits and vegetables for distribution to natural food stores, wholesalers, and CSA...

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