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  • Five Ways to Serve Wild and Exotic Mushrooms

    I’ve always loved the idea of foraging for food, but the idea of dying from a poisonous mushroom overdose has always put me off from plucking edibles from the ground for dinner. Luckily, you can often find a carefully selected array of wild and exotic mushrooms at grocery stores or farmers markets. Sometimes, when there’s […] More

  • To Free-Range or Not to Free-Range? The Transatlantic Egg Comparison

    How do you like your eggs? The answer to that question used to be sunny side up, scrambled, or over easy. Now, it’s cage-free and organic, thank you very much.Β  Since I moved to London recently, I’ve noticed a greater level of public awareness regarding egg production and chicken welfare as compared to the United […] More

  • An Organic Box Scheme (A British Take on Community Supported Agriculture)

    I feel like I’ve finally settled a little here in London now that I am the proud recipient of an organic fruit and vegetable box scheme from a local company called Growing Communities. These box schemes are the equivalent of what we call Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes in the States. As other writers have […] More

  • Organic or Local? Eat Both with this Apple Blueberry Honey Yogurt Ginger Tart

    Grocery shopping can be complicated when you’re trying to make ethical choices. You’re faced with a lot of difficult questions: Is it better to buy the organically grown blueberries trucked across the country from California or the conventionally grown apples from a local farm in Western Massachusetts? In my case, the more vexing question is […] More

  • Eat Sustainable Meat From Farmers Markets: More Delicious, Less Deadly!

    For those of us who love a crispy slice of bacon but also care about the impact of our food choices, eating meat can be a very complex issue.Β  Just for starters, there’s the environmental aspects of meat production, the safety concerns with industrial processing (read this frightening article in the NYTimes about ‘anthrax sausages’) […] More