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Hiding the Healthy Stuff

May 10, 2013

There has been a lot written recently by Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan and others about how important it is that our society reclaim some control over what we eat from the big multinationals by cooking at home more. Which makes a lot of sense. The theory is that big business has taught us that cooking is drudgery, better left to the nation’s fast food companies, but that in reality cooking... Read More

A Pretty Good Baguette

May 09, 2013

I think the biggest lesson learned with this bread is to be patient and actually use a timer to make sure I give the shaped loaves a final proof of a full 90 minutes — that and planning far enough ahead so that I can give the bread the time it needs and still be ready for dinner. The dough was not fermented overnight (bad on me). It was Central... Read More

Shipping Container House on NPR

May 08, 2013

If you are into building things (I am), you might get a kick out of the shipping container house in New York features on NRP’s Science Friday. The house is on a very narrow lot in Brooklyn and is made up from five recycled shipping containers. My favorite part is that because it was easy to cut into the container, they could use recycled windows of just about any size.... Read More

Monterey Bay Salmon

May 07, 2013

We successfully made our first pick-up from Local Catch Monterey Bay, our local seafood CSA — beautiful King Salmon. Here is their description (I can vouch for the wind): This week we are happy to bring you all California King Salmon from the Monterey Bay harbors triumvirate: Monterey, Moss Landing, and Santa Cruz. Stan Bruno, John Hulliger, Jerry Foster, and Brian Lucas all came together to bring us this week’s... Read More

Community Supported Agriculture/Farms (CSA/CSF)

May 05, 2013

Michael Pollan’s new book and the attention it is getting got me thinking (again) about where our basic food stuffs come from — so I went back and watched the documentaries Fresh and Ingredients again (I decided to pass on Food, Inc.). All of which got me thinking about farmers’ markets, CSA/CSFs and sustainable food that is good for us, our kids and the plant. To quote Wikipedia: Community-supported agriculture (Sometimes known as community-shared agriculture or CSA) is... Read More

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