Archive for February, 2010




February 26, 2010 at 10:26 am 1 comment

Stuff That Happened While I Was Away…

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute and Coca-Cola have now partnered up in a campaign to create awareness of heart health issues. Whaaat? Read more about this ironic association from La Vida Locavore.

Katie Couric discusses current food issues with Dr. David Kessler and Eric Schlosser. See @katiecouric: Americans and Food to watch the full segment.

Fooducate tells us Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Tennessee lawmakers override menu calorie count veto

Not so new, but interesting: Rudd Center “The Evolution of Eating – An Interactive Timeline”

February 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Dark Days Challenge #14

I’ve neglected to blog about my Dark Days meals for the past few weeks since I was away, but I’m back in the game with #14 – Saturday Lunch consisting of homemade potato leek soup, green salad and side of tofu salad.

The soup I made a while ago and had frozen so after returning home to an empty fridge I decided to thaw it out for the week to come. To make it I used leeks from my garden, organic potatoes from CT Farm Fresh Express, homegrown herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano), Starlight Garden garlic.

Salad of Two Guys from Woodbridge Red Butterhead, Old Chatham Sheepherding Company’s Camembert cheese, and croutons I made from some Plasko Farm sourdough bread.

And tofu salad (I’m addicted) from The Bridge.

February 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm 3 comments

Food Revolution

Set your TiVos people! Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution premiers March 26th on ABC.

I’m excited for this one ­čÖé

February 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

Locavore in Vancouver

For the past week we’ve been in Oregon visiting a longtime friend and then Vancouver soaking in the sights and energy of the 2010 Olympic games. I was wondering what the food scene would be like in the Pacific Northwest and well, I can tell you it’s a much more local scene than here. Even in their large supermarket chains like Safeway they have numerous local organic options. Maybe that’s a result of there being more land for farming? Or perhaps it’s just a difference in lifestyle. The people of Oregon and Vancouver seem more deeply connected to the land somehow.


February 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

There’s An App For That

Here are some great apps I’ve found for foodies, locavores, and environmentalists alike.

Don’t Eat That: This app helps you determine what all those scientific terms listed in food ingredients. Enter in an ingredient or additive and it will give you health and safety information. While this new app is pretty cool, I prefer to save the $1.99 it costs and live by one simple rule: “If you don’t know what it is, don’t eat it”.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood WATCH: This free app tells you which of your favorite fishies are best to eat and which to avoid. It also gives good alternatives to those items you can’t live without, providing sources which use sustainable methods of catching these sea creatures.


February 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

My Thoughts On Airplane Food

I love to travel. I’ve been on over a dozen flights in the past few months and there’s one thing that always resonates with me – Why do airlines always offer us so much junk food?┬á On American Airlines it’s a large container of Pringles or an extra-large chocolate chip cookie. They recently started serving selections from Boston Market as well. Delta offers Twix, chips, and cookies. JetBlue serves free unlimited sugar and carbohydrates in the form of potato chips, heavily salted cashews, and snack mix. And they’re quite the pushers, coming through the aisle several times and asking if I want anything else. When I say “no thank you” I still get an extra bag of cashews on my tray. I suppose the nuts are the healthier option, but all that salt….can’t they just roast them and let them be? (more…)

February 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

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