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‘Great Bowls of Fire’

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Read, Restaurants, Sarasota, Websites | 0 comments

‘Great Bowls of Fire’

And, folks, my most recent contribution to Edible Sarasota:   Words by Megan Greenberg   – Photos by Chad Spencer I almost got arrested for this article. Apparently, mere civilians aren’t supposed to tamper with fire hydrants. However, when you order a dish so very spicy that it feels like you are trying to brush your teeth with a blowtorch, clearly the most logical next step is running out to the curb in a feeble attempt to use a fire hydrant as a water fountain. I should have just ordered a glass of milk. But going toe-to-toe with the Scoville scale can sometimes lead to poor decision making. So, for you fire eaters, here are some local joints that...

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Edible Sarasota: Lolablue Soaps

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog, Do, Go, Make, Read, Sarasota, Websites | 0 comments

Edible Sarasota: Lolablue Soaps

Here’s another story from our Edible Sarasota Summer issue about decadently-scented, eco-friendly Lolablue soaps and the incredible superwoman behind them, Jamie Lovern.  Plus, a killer recipe for homemade laundry soap that’ll leave you so fresh and so clean.     WORDS BY MEGAN GREENBERG PHOTOS BYJENNY ACHESON   With a name like Jamie Lovern, you can’t be putting out products that people hate. You just can’t. It would defy the laws of nature. And Jamie Lovern is not about to defy the laws of nature. In fact, her business— Lolablue, which makes eco-friendly soaps, candles, lotions, and even bug spray— does everything in its power to...

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Edible Sarasota: Close To The Hive

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Blog, Read, Websites | 0 comments

Edible Sarasota: Close To The Hive

Hey, you know how I like to talk about honey like all the goddamn time?  Well, here’s a lengthy article I did for Edible Sarasota‘s last issue which delves into CCD and the importance of sustaining our honeybee population.  It also explains why Monsanto is the devil, just in case I haven’t made that clear in previous blogs.  :)       WORDS BY MEGAN GREENBERG • PHOTO BY JENNY ACHESON Sure, it says “honey” on the label, but there’s a good chance that if you got your squeeze bear from the grocery store the only thing you’re adding to your morning tea is high-fructose corn syrup. Now would be a good time to purchase the Jaws...

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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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Cinnamon Tea

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Blog, Do, Make, Read, Recipes, Websites | 0 comments

Cinnamon Tea

Friends, I don’t think we are ingesting enough cinnamon in our daily lives.  I’m certainly not, at least.  And I really can’t recall the last time I saw a friend sitting down with a nice bowl of cinnamon.     What’s our problem?  It tastes rich and heady and is just the teensy tinsy-est bit of spice.  It gives desserts a warmth, it adds depth to fruit and can even be used in savory dishes like quiche or lamb.  Plus, cinnamon has, like, legitimate super powers.  Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have been revering cinnamon since forever – considering it a magic wand for ailments from colds to cramps.     Here’s...

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Two-Ingredient Maple Souffle

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Read, Recipes, Websites | 2 comments

Two-Ingredient Maple Souffle

StumbleUpon is internet crack.  Do people still do crack?  What’s the 2013 version of crack?  Meth?  Pills?  Reality TV?  Whatever you deem to be one of the most highly addictive substances of our time – that’s what StumbleUpon is.  It’s a website you sit down to click through on a Thursday night in June and emerge from on a Tuesday morning some time in September.  Like going into a coma.  A really great coma.     It works like this: You pick a topic of your choosing – anything, seriously, get crazy.  Are you looking for gerbils in hats?  StumbleUpon has it.  Probably.  (I’ve never looked for gerbils in hats,...

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Food Blogs That Rock

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Blog, Read, Websites | 3 comments

Food Blogs That Rock

Smart phones and social media make it easy to follow and fall in love with your favorite blogs – new and old. Thanks to Instagram, Stumbleupon and Facebook, I have been running across food blogs that I have come to adore. They all have their own unique style, but with several common threads: good food, good humor, good style. I love following these ladies as they are incredible and inspirational. They make good food, they eat good food and they have a fun time telling their followers about it. They aren’t making extremely difficult dishes, they are making wonderful meals that require some culinary know-how, but really require more of the desire to have fun in...

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