Cooking with the seasons
Make the apple cobbler the President eats (surprisingly easy, and no sugar!)
What's Martha's secret ingredient in Macaroni and Cheese? The kids will never guess...
When we aren't cooking at home, we consult The Welcome Table's National Diners' Guide to Ethical Eating. This guide rates great restaurants that treat people and the environment well.
Why local, organic?
Organic tomatoes are healthier for you.
"They may be smaller but they’re also mightier. Organic tomatoes pack in more cancer-fighting phenols and vitamin C than conventionally grown tomatoes."
By Nikhil Swaminathan
"There's troubling new evidence that common pesticides persisting on foods are undermining physical and mental health. The surprising part is that problems occur at doses everyone thought were safe."
Cook Organic, Not the Planet
By Alexis Baden-Mayer and Ronnie Cummins
"The production of meat, eggs and milk on factory farms is responsible for up to 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Worldwatch Institute. Those emissions, which include CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, arise from the combination of livestock feed production, the animals themselves, and the waste they produce."
New Study: Common Pesticides Kill Frogs on Contact
By Tom Philpott
"...farmland has become one of the "the largest terrestrial biomes on Earth, occupying more than 40% of the land surface...In other words, frogs and related species have little choice but to hang out on farms. What happens when they're in the wrong place at the wrong time—i.e., on a field when the crop duster shows up?"