Eighth of an Acre Bounty

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Worth reading

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Check out this opinion piece in the NY Times. I’m posting this bit late as the president elect has already selected a middle of the road candidate who doesn’t seem to show much promise – but I suppose we can hope…

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Tags: Food Politics

The meat is in! And the freezer is packed.

November 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

We just got back from driving up to Mt. Vernon to pick up the 1/4 beef we ordered from Prairie Springs Ranch. I weighed and counted everything both for my own edification and for anyone else who is considering ordering directly from a farm. In my travels round the blogosphere I have always appreciated when […]

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Tags: Cooking · Food Politics · Local Food

Omnivores 100

August 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

So this has been going round the blogosphere lately and I figured I’d play along. Mostly to see exactly where I fall among a list of 100 food items not picked by me. The verdict? I do believe I am pretty low-rent all told. Items like Fugu, Michelin 3 star tasting menus and foie gras […]

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Tags: Food Politics · General


July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Read this Maybe Monsanto and Cooks Illustrated should get together. Cooks Illustrated could create recipes specifically and only for GM patented Monsanto crops and then they both could get even richer suing anyone who tried to use thier own corn or add a little spice… I can just see Christopher Kimball in his little bowtie […]

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Tags: Food Politics