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Agroterrorism, the not-the-mouth food hole

Agroterrorism, the not-the-mouth food hole

Preaching to Choir Dept. – The Presidential transition exercise, where responses to imagined threats are rehearsed, saw no leader in the Agriculture seat. Agroterrorism lacks the shock factor of immediate attacks but a lack of preparedness leaves open the doors to a more potent attack. According to a 2007 “Report...

Three cheers for three sauces!

Three cheers for three sauces!

With the new effort of producing videos anyway the Internet will let that happen most easily, I’ve tried Periscope and found a worthwhile and engaging medium. The desire to share and test comes naturally with such a discovery. Live audiences can interact through on-screen texts. The only problem is cooking...

Bacon Day!

Bacon Day!

Whether an oven, a smoker, or a grill, if you can manage 200-degrees for two hours, you can make bacon. Putting it that way isn’t so intimidating, is it? Making bacon is mostly waiting which is probably why we let companies do it for us. Before finishing up this 2.5...

Stuck Insinkerator sink disposal

Stuck Insinkerator sink disposal

Everyone knew this but me! A week ago, the motor buzzed but nothing else happened when I turned on the waste disposal in the sink. They’re really crucial parts of your sink plumbing because they eliminate the potential for wet, rotten food and they clear the way for the dish...

Great gift for foodies

Great gift for foodies

Foodies get a lot of silly gifts for the kitchen. One secret: They don’t need silly gifts for the kitchen. They’re foodies; the kitchen is a place of productivity and thought, not just whimsey. Rooster pot holders are swell and the cheese calendar is interesting when it’s time to change...

What DRM-Circumvention could mean for farmers -wip

What DRM-Circumvention could mean for farmers -wip

After many months of briefs and hearings, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is proud to announce some new rules for exemptions as pertains to manufacturer’s software for games, cell phones and cars. We’re interested mostly in the vehicular aspect and will reach out for clarity on the following problem facing smaller...

Ten recipes a high school grad should know

Ten recipes a high school grad should know

Pretty much no high school student in America has been taught even ten simple meals they can make to sustain themselves after graduation. This leads to pizzas, fast foods and taking in junk food since cooking and nutrition are viewed as things only chefs do. Chef Jamie Oliver made a...

Of soup; the Cornerstone of Tomato Basil Soup

Of soup; the Cornerstone of Tomato Basil Soup

There are two reasons to be happy about food: One is that it can be really delicious, and; two, is that it can be really easy to make. This soup is the reason to be happy about food. When you begin making tomato soup, you realize you’ve arrived at one...

Of Soup; The versatile and courteous Potato Leek

Of Soup; The versatile and courteous Potato Leek

There are a couple of food things that never entered the kitchen vocabulary here: Soups and casseroles chief among them. That soups could be considered a meal was a strange and alien thought. Meals consist of portions and servings and different colors of lumps and piles and sauces whereas soups…...

Do leftovers over right.

Do leftovers over right.

With the Bacon Rush in America, people forgot what once made traditional meals great. It wasn’t the savory addition of pork belly, it was butter. Real butter. And it was elevated in a way that only America could elevate it. No, not with bacon (though that might not be the...

A Secular Calendar for farming

A Secular Calendar for farming

Years ago we endeavoured to create a simplified calendar to help gardeners who are cursed with two left thumbs. Too often, new flower and veggie farmers are confined to the directions on the backs of seed packets suggesting planting months and spans of growth recommended for the best times to...

Reese's Déjà Vu Commercial Music

Reese's Déjà Vu Commercial Music

A debate rages on amongst passionate Internet surfers who ride over to YouTube to catch the tune scored behind Reese’s August 2013 commercial for Peanut Butter Cups. The spot is brilliant and features simple animation and notes of what promises to be part of a great song. Long known is...

Strawberry shortcake on Baking Soda biscuits

Strawberry shortcake on Baking Soda biscuits

Ed. Re-posted fresh after a telling test. The pick-your-own season for strawberries may have come mostly to a close, but before it did, Bob took great advantage and handed out deconstructed shortcake desserts to friends. The homemade Baking Soda biscuit and whipped cream remind the eater what a throwback this...

A year of farm-raised chicken

A year of farm-raised chicken

It’s been over a year since I bought chicken from a meat department. In that year, I’ve enjoyed more chicken dinners than ever before; the recipes of which I’ve mentally added to the, “have to do that again!” list. The chickens have all been farm fresh. I think it’s not...

Giddy-up garden!

Giddy-up garden!

In a spread of images dated April 09 to April 29, one reader shares her lush success growing a variety of tasty veggies and herbs in the back yard. Look at the canopy that developed in just twenty days! Miami gardens can really spoil the backyard gardener but we’re also...

Real Mashed Potatoes in a hurry

Real Mashed Potatoes in a hurry

The presence of a “Instant” Mashed Potatoes might well fool a man into thinking that the dish requires some extraordinary amount of time. Isn’t ten minutes with powders and milk and heat and whipping the same as ten minutes with potatoes and heat and flavor? A nice, reasonably intelligent and...

Block Pinterest

Block Pinterest

Pinterest generated controversy by claiming that they would own any images their users “pinned” to their site. It’s a bookmarking and scrap booking site that allows their users to keep virtual bulletin boards of pictures they find around the internet. The bulletin boards can be made private or public and...

Another damn rally for the sprouts

Another damn rally for the sprouts

Luckily we have no reputation at stake. This simple-stupid project has been a hang-up for weeks now and here, despite the head-banging and frustration, is the third go. A sprout garden concept adding beauty to your outdoor patio, preventing over-moisture, providing ample sun and air and, with luck, defeating squirrels...

Sprout Pirates!

Sprout Pirates!

And another sprout garden. This time, the bed of sprouts is nearly an inch thick to ward off the drying phenomenon that plagued the first attempt. By all accounts, this should be so easy an astronaut can do it in space on behalf of nine year olds. Another major difference...

Lettuce recycle

Lettuce recycle

Amazing! Lettuce heads are not distant relations of zombies or star fish, but don’t tell them that. Leave a little bit of your next head of lettuce’s white part in a tiny bit of water. Keep an eye on the water level daily. Pictured here is romaine which doesn’t sell...

Making Hibiscus Tea

Making Hibiscus Tea

Next time you’re around the tropics, treat yourself to about ten hibiscus flowers. After a few days drinking the fragrant tea, you could be lowering your blood pressure, boosting your immune system and, some suggest, lowering your cholesterol. Hibiscus tea can be made from dried flowers too – so maybe...

A Sprout Garden

A Sprout Garden

Ed. This project fails in the end. There’s a lot of reasons to sprout sprouts. Sprouts of all sorts are more healthy than their larger, older off spring in many cases; in just a week, a sprout garden can be turned over to a new crop; sprout gardens take up...

In praise of pears

In praise of pears

In perfect foodie spirit, some friends recently invited a small group over to taste the results of a new lamb recipe. Food tastings are typically casual, pedestrian affairs with a forgivable do-it-yourself atmosphere where any slack in serving or presentation left by the host is picked up naturally by the...

A Vegetable Side of Seasoning

A Vegetable Side of Seasoning

The stem, which looks like but isn’t a bulb, of Fennel can be treated as a vegetable in a pinch. Fennel is highly aromatic as an herb and perennial making it a great unexpected and uncommon inclusion in a meal any time of year.

Roasting might not be everyone’s first choice...

Hellooo! Anyone home?

Hellooo! Anyone home?

No silly girl! It’s not a skylight for an underground bunker and it’s not a magic door from Monsters, Inc. It’s FarmWise repurposing. Mike sends us this crafty project turning French door to Cold Frame lid. Curious Muscovy are right to snoop around. Even in 35 degrees, seedlings will sprout...

Toying with Mango Lassi Honey Layers

Toying with Mango Lassi Honey Layers

For about $10 bucks and 5 mins prep with 5 mins set-up and a flair for the dramatic, you can bring a Mango Lassi to the table that will grab more attention than the unfortunate name of the drink. Steady your hand, get your blender and get ready to make...

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