Category Archives: Food issues

Is Olive Oil Always Best? You Might be Surprised

I was formerly of the opinion that olive oil was the best oil, very good for us, almost a cure all–and that I should use it whenever I was going to use oil. I’ve since learned that it’s not quite … Continue reading

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La Brioche True Food, Truly Good

I had the pleasure of dining at La Brioche, 2662 University Ave, on Friday with my sister and niece. The first thing of note was parking–not good, though we all found a spot. I had to do two tours around before … Continue reading

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End of the Growing Season? Not!

I had a pepper plant in my garden that seemed promising all year long, but all I’ve had to eat from the plant were two miniature red bell peppers. Yummy but small, and this was not a miniature pepper plant. … Continue reading

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Vermiculture: The Worms Crawl In

Outdoor composting has been big in Madison for several years. The city sells lovely compost bins  (and rain barrels) in May each year, and there’s no shortage of neighborhood experts who can help you get started. But, what if you … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard is Showing Up

Swiss chard is showing up — in our CSAs, in our gardens and at the farmers’ markets. There was a time when I didn’t know the difference between kale and swiss chard. Green leaves is how I thought of them … Continue reading

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Not in Love With Kale?

It even looks healthy. But you know how good it is for you? And it is good for you. It provides more nutrition per calorie than any other food. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable–sometimes called super veggies–because they contain phytochemicals, … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Electrolyte Water

I get dehydrated a lot, and when it comes to weather like this, more than a lot. It really is difficult for me to drink the amount of water I need when I’m sweating. So, in the past I’ve resorted … Continue reading

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A Raised-Bed Garden in the Back Yard

My neighbors have been working on raised beds along the fence that separates their yard and the next neighbor over and I’ve become inspired to create my own raised beds. The main advantage as I see it is that you … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Most of us have heard about inflation coming and that food prices will rise. The recent rise in gas prices alone makes it seem likely. Luckily there are things you can do to cut down on food expenditures. Consider a … Continue reading

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Time to Think about CSAs

Community supported agriculture (CSA) continues to thrive in our area with a variety of farms and food offerings. I love that we can support local farmers who continue to struggle due to factory farms and “cheap” food, the economy and … Continue reading

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