In a classic display of free speech and economic politicking, General Mills corporation recently experienced a PR blunder.
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Posted by Tammy on December 15, 2012
A Good Read:
A Homemade Life
Stories from My Kitchen Table
by Molly Wizenberg
Posted by Tammy on November 9, 2012
A Good Read:
Eating Between the Lines
The Supermarket Shopper’s Guide to the Truth Behind Food Labels
by Kimberly Lord Stewart
Posted by Tammy on October 5, 2012
A Good Read:
Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness
by Lisa Hamilton
Posted by Tammy on August 31, 2012
This quirky pastime of taking photos of our food will haunt us in history books. Have you noticed? There are some beautiful dishes out there and my propensity to photograph is no exception. I’m also a recent convert to a smart phone. That said, my husband is old hat at it and has shared the delights of numerous helpful apps from the one that allows me to see what I might look like if I gained 200 lbs to the one that helps me to remember where I’ve parked in the multi-story lot. I was recently inspired by a blogger known as omnomnivores to look more deeply into food apps. While I’ve certainly not covered the gamut and the gamut is large, here are the results of my research.
Posted by Tammy on August 4, 2012
It’s not a problem in my home with three growing boys but when it does happen, it’s typically around food items like a tub of sour cream – purchased as an ingredient for one recipe yet afterwards, left to develop green scum in the back of my fridge. But, here’s the deal: This is a real problem and while I could already surmise that the U.S. would top the wasteful list, it’s a global issue.
Posted by Tammy on April 14, 2012
I confess that I’m not all that bugged about bugs. Now granted, I rarely visit Starbucks and when I do, it’s never been for a creamy, pink, Strawberry, calorie laden concoction but the outcry from consumers has surprised me a bit. Meet the cochineal.
Posted by Tammy on April 7, 2012
Listen to differing viewpoints. Discern. Seek to understand all sides of the issue. Don’t criticize until you’ve walked a mile in their moccasins. Listen some more. Ask questions. Be open-minded. Explore areas of mutual agreement. Listen again. Decide for yourself.
Posted by Tammy on February 19, 2012
“I wonder if this call’s important. It’s the second time they’ve tried me.” Letty speculated about the phone she wasn’t answering. A few minutes later we were discussing our involvement with local CSAs and she had an Aha, “Oh, that was the call! Eggs today and I didn’t leave money on the porch.” The fact that she’d ordered fresh organic free-range eggs wasn’t my only clue that she isn’t a vegan. The first was when I asked her directly. Her reply? “No, um – cheese.” We were instantly kindred spirits.
Posted by Tammy on February 6, 2012