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Honey Whole Wheat Rolls + a Locavore Dilemma

February 28, 2012

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Consuming a diet consisting of mostly local foods may not be a novel concept, but it sure is making a comeback. Between 2010 and 2011 alone, the USDA cited a 17% increase in farmers markets throughout the United States. As locally-grown, raised, and produced goods become more accessible in terms of location, price, and year-round […]

Learning by Color

February 25, 2012

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Last spring I stumbled upon this story describing an artist who had made a mural he called a “Nature Matching System.” Tattfoo Tan used the Photoshop eyedropper tool to pull out colors from photographs of produce he had taken at his local farmers market in NYC. What emerged from this simple activity was a vivid […]

Digging In & Putting Up in 2012: Part I

February 22, 2012

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My, how quickly we move from one season to the next. It seems like just last week I was picking big, beautiful heads of Napa out of the garden at Waltham Fields, when in reality it was almost four months ago. I’m sure the freakishly-mild and dry winter we’ve experienced in the Northeast has much […]

Simply Salted Meyer Lemons

February 20, 2012

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I didn’t say I wouldn’t do it, I just thought I wouldn’t do it. But then I saw them sitting there. Seemingly unnoticed by the other Saturday morning shoppers. So bright. So fragrant. Tender, yet unbruised. Federal tax refund deposited, I just couldn’t help myself (I wish I could say this in reference to the […]

Still Hungry?

February 18, 2012

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Welp, Peter Menzel strikes again. And this time his work is right here in Beantown. The exhibit entitled “What I Eat: Around the World in 25 Diets” is currently on display at the Museum of Science. It is based off of the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, a collaboration with […]

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

February 17, 2012

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Halfway into my junior year at Bentley University, I switched my major from marketing to media and culture. It really wasn’t such a big deal because of the way I approached my studies. Thanks to high school AP classes and exams, I managed to be almost a semester ahead entering college, allowing me to enroll […]

Grow a SCOBY & Brew Your Own Kombucha

February 16, 2012

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UPDATE: After having some trouble myself using this method to start a new kombucha ferment (aka purchasing a bottle of raw kombucha to first grow a SCOBY), I read this blog post , which looks at three different ways to start your home brew. Let me tell you- there is a clear winner. If you’re […]