month : 04/2012 4 results

Beating Meat (No, not that kind).

Is Sustainable Meat Really a Myth?A recent editorial in the New York Times by James E. McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly discusses the idea that there is no such thing as sustainable meat, our visions of happy grass-fed cows living in harmony with our hamburger fantasies notwithstanding. Is this true?By now, many people (maybe most) agree on the horrors of factory farming: rampant antibiotic use, mad cow, E. coli, etc., ...

Spring Rush – Harnessing the Season to Grow

As we keep hearing, the weather's been unusual in 2012.  It's only April and even though it sometimes seems like we've already experienced all four seasons, there are unmistakeably signs that in the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth is finally experiencing real Spring.If we look around, we see plants and insects emerge, hear more birds and find increasing traces of wildlife.  The whole soil web starts to wake up, bringing the opportunity to grow.  Increasingly, more of us are taking up ...

Marion Nestle – She Tells it Like it Is.

Remember the days when we didn't think about food too much other than when we were about to eat, buy or order it?  Before the foodie revolution and the organic mania?  Before Whole Foods and a zillion health bars and beverages?  Well, food may not have been so front and center, but there was Marion NestleProfessor Nestle, (rhymes with vessel not that highly questionable mega-company), has been on the food bandwagon before it even had wheels.  Though she made her ...

Frijoles de la Olla (Mexican Beans)

... This recipe is a real staple and can make a week's worth of rice/beans, filled tamales, tacos and more. We eat ours lots of ways.  Chipotle and black beans.  Pinto beans and Guajillo. Adjust to your taste and ingredients and enjoy.Ingredients:Measurements are approximate - adjust to taste.  This is hard to get wrong so trust your taste buds.2 cups dried beans.1/2 onion choppedSmall bunch cilantro2-3 dried peppers such as chipoltes, pasilla, etc. (can add more)...