The Perfect Egg

Eggs are seemingly one of the simplest to cook foods, in fact it’s the first thing many people learn to make for themselves.  But getting the texture juuuuust right can be tricky. Personally I like a really runny yolk and I want the white to be fully cooked but still soft.  Often with fried eggs […]

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Why to Soak or Sprout Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds

Many health conscious folks incorporate whole grains, legumes, nuts and/or seeds into their diets because of the nutrients they contain, such as B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc) just to name a few. But did you know that without first soaking or sprouting these foods many of those nutrients are […]

Making Clabber and Whey from Raw Milk

What on earth is clabber?  And why would I want to make it out of raw milk? Well if you read my post from last month about why I choose raw dairy you already know the nutritional and digestive benefits that raw milk has over its pasteurized and homogenized counterpart.  But did you know that […]

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When to buy organic? Know your Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

For those of you who try to eat organic as much as possible, would you be surprised if I said you don’t always have to? Every year the Environmental Working Group tests a wide variety of conventionally grown (non-organic) produce for levels of pesticides.  They publish their findings in a Shopper’s Guide as well as […]

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: When to buy organic?

10 Tips for Enjoying Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to an end, but there are still a few weeks left to enjoy all of the sweet, tangy, fresh and juicy varieties of seasonal heirloom tomatoes.  You can find the freshest picks and most varieties at your local farmers’ markets.  Since I happen to sell tomatoes at a few farmers’ markets, I’m […]

a few tips on measurement

one fourth, Eduardo Mueses | CC BY-ND while i often like to eyeball all my ingredients, it’s important to get your measurements correct when following a new recipe or when you are halving/doubling a recipe. i’ve compiled a few tips that will help you accurately measure ingredients for all of your holiday cooking. enjoy! there […]

How to Open a Pomegranate

Whenever I felt like eating a pomegranate, I used to cut it in half and slowly pick all of the seeds out.  By the end my hands would be red and I was lucky if i got half of the goodness out of the tough-skinned fruit. I recently found out there is a much simpler way to open a […]

How to Open a Pomegranite

review: silver lake farmers’ market

i cannot think of any better activity on saturday morning than to hop on my bike and ride over to the silver lake farmers’ market. it’s on the smaller, cozier side, but packed full of anything you would need.