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The Truth About Sugar!

Did anyone see the BBC documentary: “The Truth About Sugar” first aired on 19th March?  It’s still available on BBC iPlayer:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05n2bn7/the-truth-about-1-sugar or via the Mail Online:   400 more words

Food Additives

Spanning Generations

Grandma’s cook stove, and mom’s Griswold.

Add in a recipe from mom’s National Grange Bicentennial cookbook, and some new Fiestaware.  Yum!  Not real sourdough, since the recipe calls for yeast, but still delicious! 21 more words

Farm Life

Frozen Chocolate Custard Takes You Back To 1919 In Coney Island

Imagine going back in time to 1919 and wandering down the boardwalk at Coney Island. The warm salted air stippled with the laughter and conversations of vacationers. 369 more words


The Benefits of Cooking from Scratch

If you can compare meals served at home today with those prepared by our grandmothers and their mothers, the glaring difference is that at least one dish will have come from a box, a plastic tray, a bag or a pouch! 619 more words


Corn Tortillas and Chips

My husband is a taco fiend. And by fiend I mean he will happily eat tacos every single day of the week.  He said that to me and thinking he was being hyperbolic, one Sunday I made a ton of… 574 more words


Key Ingredients for a Zero-Waste Kitchen

To reduce kitchen waste—and to save time and money—I improvise when I cook rather than strictly follow recipes. If you follow recipes for a different dish every night, in no time, ingredients you bought specifically for those dishes but didn’t use entirely—plus leftovers—will overrun your kitchen. 608 more words

Zero Waste


I had a taste for empanadas. My kids had all kinds of comments to that! But, I made them and they loved them. They are basically a dough with filling. 577 more words

Scratch Cooking