My Journey into Indian Cooking

I recently became obsessed with learning how to cook quick, healthy, Indian food that tastes good....more

Sprouts. Fast Food Vegetables.

“From seed to salad in only one week,” says Good Sprout News about vegetable sprouts.  Sprouts are nature’s fast food!  And, “they can be locally grown and available in all four seasons.” ...more

Green Garlic: A Verdant Taste of Spring

To those of you still mired in the throes of winter around the country, I bring tidings from an early spring. Here in Northern California, spring vegetables are starting to show up in our local farmer's market, and, groundhog prognostication or not, they will be showing up in local farmers' markets all over the country very soon. The season is about to change, and with that change comes a fresh crop of bright new flavors. One of the spring crops I'm always excited to see is green garlic, a young crop of garlic that looks similar to a green onion but offers a subdued version of mature garlic's flavor....more

Julie, I'd love a report on that soup once you've made it -- it sounds delicious!

--- Genie, ...more

Foods for a Natural Morning Boost

We’ve ALL been there. Some of us are there every day. We wake up as one-eyed, one-worded, zombie-esque beings until the coffee IV drip hits the bloodstream and transforms us back into humans. If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a better way, keep reading. Keep the Coffee…Just Cut Back:...more

Monday Dose of Market: Vendors at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market

Last week, I was so taken in with the baby chicks for sale at Denver Urban Homesteading’s Indoor Farmers’ Market, that I didn’t post pictures of other vendors from the market.  There is a surprising amount of variety for February!  While fresh veggies are in short supply, vendors like Ginger’s Gourmet had the good sense to put up concoctions like zucchini relish last summer....more

Purple Top Turnips. Not Just Animal Fodder.

It took me awhile to find purple top turnip inspiration.  I sat, pen in hand, blank paper in front of me, and……nothing.  I tried saying “TURNIP” out loud, hoping that might awaken some hidden enthusiasm.  Googling for purple top turnips reveals that most of the turnips in the world are grown as forage for cattle.  Turnips for human consumption are widely viewed with suspicion. ...more

kumquats in honey-ginger syrup

Rutabaga Retraction!

Dear Readers,    Although I’m a “vegetable ignoramus,” I do strive for accuracy in my veggie posts.  Last week I wrote about rutabagas and told you I found it difficult to tell rutabagas apart from purple top turnips.  Turns out, my confusion was worse than I thought.  The picture I posted and labeled as rutabagas was actually a picture of purple top turnips. An astute reader and vegetable expert noticed my error and gently corrected me….(thank you!)  Pictures in last week’s post have been corrected, and this week, I offer you my rutabaga vs. purple top turnip comparison to clear up any confusion. In case you’re wondering, I swear, I really did EAT a rutabaga last week!  And it was good! ...more

I used both rutabagas and turnips for the first time last weekend. I think I got them from ...more

Have An Organic Valentine's Day!

What do you do if you are a romantic and want to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone?  You don't want to betray your heart-felt feelings of social and environmental sustainability, yet you want to show your heart-felt feelings of personal affection.... ...more

For next years´ Valentine´s Day!

Cadbury Dairy Milk is now Fair Trade Certified in Canada ...more

Real Fooled?

There are a lot of similarities in our views on food. I am also striving to do better, but I ...more