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Yummy Herb & Garlic Scape Pesto (Cheese-Free)

For years, we ate pesto one way:  with Parmesan cheese.  Then one day, we forgot the cheese and who woulda thought, it was just as good (in fact, better for the dairy-free folks)!This pesto uses the bounty of the summer herb garden along with the last of the garlic scapes we harvested in June (yes, we've had them in the fridge one month).  If you don't have the scapes, just add a bit more garlic and it will taste just as good.    Also, while we use a food processor, we hear a blender ...

Top 3 Reasons to Plant Your Own Veggies

Gardening is on the rise.  Here are the top 3 reasons we think it's a great idea to grow your own.1.  The economy.Have you seen the price of veggies, especially organic ones?  Ditto with fresh herbs, berries, etc.  Fact is, gardens create very low-cost (or free) food, which is why generations of people planted kitchen gardens throughout history.  It is only recently that gardens became relegated to a hobby rather than a sensible part of every home with the space to support it.  We ...

Rhubarb Agave Compote

Rhubarb is awesome. Once planted, all you need for years is to harvest fresh  in Spring (now) and some sweetener.  We harvested ours (at the store) and cooked it with some agave syrup and some sugar.Keep it tart.  Puckery.   Ingredients:RhubarbAgave Nectar (Can use maple syrup or sugar)How to do it:To prepare, chop  the stalks in 1-2 pieces (do NOT eat the leaves - poisonous and probably yucky tasting too), add sweetener and cook on medium heat. ...

Facebook Founder Kills His Own

Why would someone slaughter their own food especially a billionaire who could easily afford the finest of butchers?  Mark Zuckerberg put it well in his own words:"I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself.... I don't have an issue with anything ...

Cooking Karma: Why Our Eating Habits Can Leave Us Empty

In today's New York Times, the king of the food literati, Michael Pollan, presents, "Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch," a tale of how (and a bit of why) Americans barely cook these days and what it could mean for our future. The best part of the piece, for us anyway, was the guy who got right to the point. According to Harry Balzer, a leading food industry analyst, the real reason we have a national eating problem is "Because we're basically cheap and lazy." He adds, "Besides, the ...

Keeping Safe By Keeping Track: Animal ID and Food Security

So now that many of us are completely freaked out about eating (if you're not, you must be forgetting your recommended daily dose of media) , let's talk about what is touted as the promise of "hope" on the horizon, keeping us safe by instituting an animal spy system, for our own heath and welfare, of course. It's the National Animal Identification System (NAIS for short). Um... Seems a bit creepy if you ask us.This U.S. "government animal health surveillance" system, which requires regist...

Grow Your Own: Self Sufficiency for Everyone

... We love homegrown. Why? Because we know where it comes from. As we often repeat, CONSIDER THE SOURCE.Well, today it was announced that an organic food garden will be planted on the White House grounds, with the food to be eaten by the Obamas and served at official events. Not only annuals (tomatoes, lettuce, etc.) but also blueberry & raspberry bushes and rhubarb - plants that keep on giving). Very cool.We think everyone should grow their own, no matter how small a part of ...