Archive for September, 2011

The Children’s Farm: Class Act

| September 30, 2011 | 6 Comments
The Children’s Farm: Class Act




The Children’s Farm in West Lakeland, Minnesota, is an innovative non-profit school for children ages 3-4. Offering summer and after-school class for parents, educators and children, it offers an experiential learning experience through its farm animals, garden, and nature. Class topics range from cooking and food preparation to creative art and music to outdoor hikes. […]

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Kneading Bread: Photo of the Day

| September 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kneading Bread: Photo of the Day




In the process of my second loaf of bread. Sticky.

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When There’s Little Difference Between a Christmas Tree and a Sweet Potato

| September 29, 2011 | 6 Comments
When There’s Little Difference Between a Christmas Tree and a Sweet Potato




My family’s former dairy farm in western North Carolina has experienced several changes over the past fifteen years:  cattle have come and gone, fences have been torn down and rebuilt, and former milking parlors are now storage for various non-dairy related farm equipment.  The most drastic of these changes though is visible in the pastures; […]

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Eager for Empanada: Photo of the Day

| September 28, 2011 | 9 Comments
Eager for Empanada: Photo of the Day




Empanada Gallega, a specialty of the Galician region in the northwest of Spain. Filled with tuna and meat, and simply delicious.

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Grape Jam: Frank Food

| September 28, 2011 | 7 Comments
Grape Jam: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5151642]

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Palo Alto Tofu: TidBit of the Day

| September 27, 2011 | 6 Comments
Palo Alto Tofu: TidBit of the Day




Looking for a little spice? Awesome find in Palo Alto, California right near Stanford’s campus: So Gong Dong Tofu House. Hot and spicy Korean-style tofu and noodles. Simple, affordable…all these little plates will fill you up before you even order. And of course, the classic beef bulgogki.  

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Strawberry Splendor: Photo of the Day

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments
Strawberry Splendor: Photo of the Day




A reminder of summer days.

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Biodynamic… Organic… Natural… Oh My!

| September 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
Biodynamic… Organic… Natural… Oh My!




There’s an exciting buzz in the wine world about sustainably grown, harvested, and produced wine. It isn’t really new stuff, but terms like “biodynamic,” “organic,” and “natural” are grabbing consumer attention more these days than ever, so well worth it to take a deeper look at the philosophies and practices underlying the labels. Is it […]

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White Earth Land Recovery Project: Class Act

| September 23, 2011 | 4 Comments
White Earth Land Recovery Project: Class Act




From 1994-2004, Native Americans aged 12-19 saw a 70% increase in diabetes. That’s 7-0. Dietary changes to the traditional diet as well as loss of food security and resource-rich land are all culprits. Whereas indigenous diets saw its food sourced from nutrient-rich vegetables, wild game, corn, and fruits, most tribal communities now import foodstuffs. Check […]

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Onion Peel: Photo of the Day

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Onion Peel: Photo of the Day




What’s left of the onion.

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