Archive for July, 2010

The perils of a small organic farmer in Maine

Published on: July 13, 2010 at 8 am

A small organic farmer in Maine pays his workers in produce. His workers are relatives, and that’s not good enough.

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Michigan residents can now sell food they make at home

Published on: July 12, 2010 at 5 pm

New law allows the sale of homemade cottage foods such as baked goods, jams, and jellies.

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Make your own fresh flour tortillas

Published on: July 7, 2010 at 12 pm

If you want to eat awesome, fresh Mexican food you’ll need to learn how to make your own tortillas. It’s a skill I have yet to pick up, but hope to soon.

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Jefferson’s vegetable garden at Monticello

Published on: July 6, 2010 at 8 am

Besides his role in America’s founding, Jefferson was also a scientist and gardener. The vegetable garden behind Monticello was his personal laboratory.

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Grilled kabobs on Father’s Day

Published on: July 5, 2010 at 9 am

Summer is a great time for grilling out. If you’re in the mood for something different, try a kabob. They’re easy to make and you can put all sorts of crazy stuff on them.

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Wet burrito at Pablo’s Panaderia

Published on: July 3, 2010 at 9 am

A colleague of mine used to go on and on about a place in Lansing’s Old Town called Pablo’s Panaderia. For whatever reason, I didn’t take his advice to try it until earlier this year.

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Is it time for a ban on artificial food dyes?

Published on: July 1, 2010 at 5 am

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is lobbying for the FDA to ban three common dyes: Yellow #5, Red 40, and Yellow #6.

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