Posts made in April, 2013

American Food History X

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Blog, Read, Websites | 0 comments

American Food History X

Ok, so I’m a sucker for an infographic.  I can’t help it.  You could infographize (oooh, that should totally be a verb) just about anything and I would find it fascinating.     See…words with drawings is a total win.  If everything could just be taught through pictures, I would be the smartest girl in the world. But, perhaps the title ‘marvelous’ on this infographic is a bit misleading.  Embarrassing?  Maybe.  Saddening?  Maddening?  More likely.  How we went from the invention of agriculture to creating hamburgers in labs is beyond me.  But, this pic is pretty interesting, nonetheless. What do you think about...

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Wholesome Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog, Cookbooks, Read | 2 comments

Wholesome Kitchen

Friends often laugh at my assortment of coffee table books, as most would keep my collection closer to the kitchen.  While most pile up art and design books, filled with gorgeous photos and fascinating anecdotes, my table tops hold an assortment of cookbooks with photos and stories just as sensational, if not more so.     I’ve recently fallen for ‘Wholesome Kitchen’ with lip-smackingly scrumptious recipes by Ross Dobson and photography by Peter Cassidy that is positively flavorful!     The book boasts recipes made with ‘beans, lentils, grains and other natural foods’ …which could run the risk of sounding too...

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Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 2 comments

Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps

‘Made in Vermont…Naturally’ boasts Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, referring to the crackers’ wholesome ingredient list as well as the fact that Vermont just clearly kicks ass when it comes to churning out deliciously crafted artisanal goodies.     And listen, if Martha Stewart says it’s good, then it’s fucking good, alright?  I doubt anybody would debate that.     What makes these crispity-crunchity crackers so damned delicious?  Hints of rosemary play wonderfully alongside pistachios and pumpkin seeds accented with a bit of brightness from dried cranberry and a touch of brown sugar sweetness.  The texture,...

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Barely Buzzed

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 0 comments

Barely Buzzed

Little hints of espresso crumbs line the wooden counter at the shop, letting me know that I am not alone in my love of Beehive Cheese Co.’s ’Barely Buzzed’ Lavender Espresso Cheddar.     I know, I know …lavender!?!  And espresso?  With cheddar?  Just trust me.  It works.  These flavors, when combined, not only work but play exceptionally well together.  Like The Bee Gees, The Police and my youth’s beloved Wilson Phillips, this trio is a huge hit.     Tim Welsh and Pat Ford, the genius brothers behind Beehive Cheese Co., spend their days tucked in the valleys of mountainous Northern Utah, crafting phenomenally...

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