Archive for May, 2010

Caramel color: What the heck is it?

Published on: May 24, 2010 at 2 pm

Caramel coloring is the most common color additive in food production, and we consume it without thinking much about how it came to be. Is it natural? Are there any health risks?

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Unearthing lettuce plants: First day at the CSA

Published on: May 24, 2010 at 7 am

I wasn’t sure what to expect on the first afternoon of chores at Phil & Christine Throop’s Wildflower Eco-Farm. Afterward, I was dirty and exhausted.

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Re-creating a classic: Coca-Cola BlaK

Published on: May 18, 2010 at 7 am

Coca-Cola BlaK was a short-lived carbonated fusion beverage that tasted something like Coke mixed with espresso. In this video, I attempt to re-create the taste with natural ingredients.

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Easy to make: Great natural burgers

Published on: May 16, 2010 at 8 am

Hamburgers are even better when made with quality, natural ingredients. In this video, you get to see how I do it at home.

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Reed’s Premium Ginger Brew

Published on: May 10, 2010 at 8 pm

If you’ve never had ginger before, you’ve probably tasted or at least heard of Vernor’s soda. Vernor’s is advertised as THE ginger ale, but honestly the flavor does not do ginger any justice.

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Consumer backlash signals death of high fructose corn syrup

Published on: May 9, 2010 at 11 am

HFCS was (and continues to be) well entrenched in America’s food production system. It’s in everything, from soda and juice to crackers and ketchup

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Guido’s Pizza: Gluten-free from a chain

Published on: May 3, 2010 at 7 pm

Steve was giving out samples of a specially-made gluten-free pizza. Though I don’t have a gluten allergy, the simple fact that he goes out of his way to make this kind of pizza really impressed me.

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Can of Dr. Pepper Soda

What’s in Dr. Pepper?

Published on: May 2, 2010 at 10 am

Dr. Pepper is marketed as having 23 flavors. They also like to push the idea that they are old-fashioned, using the “Established 1885” line right on their label.

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