Earth Eats: Real Food, Green Living

Archive for August 2014

August 2, 2014

 

tree in community orchard

Urban Food Forestry, Pickled Eggs, Dumpster Diving

Megan Betz on why we see so few community orchards in the U.S. Harvest Public Media looks at Right To Farm legislation. Then, pickled eggs and dumpster diving.

August 9, 2014

 

food truck and customers

Food Truck Rules, Fruity Meringue, Meet A Farmer

We talk to a Bloomington city official about proposed changes to food truck regulations. Emily Robbins tells stories from her farm life. Meringue for dessert.

August 1, 2014

 

ice cream maker

It’s Ice Cream Season — Make Your Own!

If the news that some ice cream doesn't melt makes you want to create your own, you've come to the right place!

August 1, 2014

 

Dairy cows

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

August 2, 2014

 

a wooden model of a benzene ring

Nanotechnology Sneaking Into Food Supply

As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.

August 4, 2014

 

bag of groceries

Locally-Based Company Plans $3.84 Million Expansion

Grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery plans to move and expand headquarters in Indianapolis.

August 4, 2014

 

Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

August 4, 2014

 

Bananas in a dumpster

Combating Retail Food Waste, One Dumpster At A Time

An anonymous dumpster diver gives Earth Eats a glimpse into his trade, combating food waste.

August 5, 2014

 

baby turnips with pears

Caramelized Turnips And Pears, How Sweet It Is

Take a chance on some turnips! This recipe cuts the slightly bitter taste of the root vegetable with maple syrup and pears.

August 5, 2014

 

pickled eggs

Malt Vinegar Pickled Eggs

Bob Adkins grew up eating pickled eggs made by his grandmother. Now that he's a chef, he's sharing the tradition with his customers.

August 6, 2014

 

Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

August 7, 2014

 

A child reaching for a lunch consisting of packaged foods

School Lunches From Home Fail To Make The Grade

A new study shows that kids’ packed lunches from home are high in sugar and salt, and fall short of federal nutrition guidelines.

August 8, 2014

 

kohlrabi papaya salad

Local Veggie With A Tropical Twist: Kohlrabi Papaya Salad

This recipe is a nod to both my southern Indiana roots and the several years I spent cooking in the Caribbean.

August 8, 2014

 

fruity caramelized meringue, finished dish

Fruity Summer Meringue

This dessert has the wow-factor of a Baked Alaska without all the extra work.

August 10, 2014

 

potluck table

Community Potluckers Celebrate ‘Bounty Of The Moment’

Nancy Vienneau has organized a community-wide potluck in Nashville for five years. Her cookbook includes 30 recipes from potluck participants over the years.

August 10, 2014

 

U-Pick Strawberries

Summer Berry Picking: Strawberries

Strawberry picking, though delicious, is tougher than you might think! I used some of my harvest to make Strawberry Chia Jam.

August 11, 2014

 

mushrooms on cutting board

Mushrooms Masquerading As Meat

Chefs are figuring out how to stealthily add mushrooms to ground beef to cut fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

August 12, 2014

 

homemade granola

Holy Granoly: Homemade Granola Is Just That Good

I can change the flavor of my granola as much as I like, and I control the ingredients completely. After about five months of eating it, I’m not sick of it yet.

August 12, 2014

 

chef daniel orr with two examples of saag

Grab Some Greens: Indian Saag

Chef Daniel Orr has cooked all over the world, from France to NYC to the Caribbean. He brings that wide range of experience to this traditional Indian dish.

August 14, 2014

 

olive-oil-label

Follow Your Olive Oil From Vine To Sauté Pan

Extra virgin olive oil versus pure olive oil... What's the difference? Learn how olive oils are made and labeled before you buy another bottle.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

August 17, 2014

 

Red raspberries

Summer Berry Picking: Raspberries

Red and gold raspberries are delicious right now, but blackberries aren't ripe enough yet at the u-pick farm The Extraordinary Berry.

August 17, 2014

 

Emily Robbins and her father, Vic

My Farm Roots: She’s Her Dad’s ‘Son’

Emily Robbins wanted to be outside and hang out with her dad, so getting to drive tractor was a natural thing.

August 18, 2014

 

sunflower

Braised Sunflowers With Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Yes, you can eat sunflowers, and it doesn't get tastier than this recipe. Make it vegan with my cashew ricotta cheese.

August 18, 2014

 

farmer elisha pullen

My Farm Roots: Touch The Ground

Farmer Elisha Pullen has grown accustomed to being the only person on his county road where he has room to stretch out.

August 19, 2014

 

unmanned aerial vehicle

Drone To Fly Over Livestock Operations And ‘Ag-Gag’ Laws

Reaction to Will Potter’s plan in farm country has ranged from anger, invitations to visit the farms, and warnings about the drones becoming target practice.

August 19, 2014

 

meat locker

Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

August 20, 2014

 

taste-testing olive oil

Tasting Is Believing When It Comes To Olive Oil

Whether it's used as a sauté base, a dressing or a garnish, recognizing flavor variations amongst olive oils can really enhance your cooking.

August 20, 2014

 

potato leek soup with chanterelles

Potato Leek Soup With Chanterelles

This potato leek soup is made especially seasonal with a smattering of sautéed chanterelle mushrooms.

August 5, 2014

 

baby turnips with pears

Caramelized Turnips And Pears, How Sweet It Is

Take a chance on some turnips! This recipe cuts the slightly bitter taste of the root vegetable with maple syrup and pears.

August 5, 2014

 

pickled eggs

Malt Vinegar Pickled Eggs

Bob Adkins grew up eating pickled eggs made by his grandmother. Now that he's a chef, he's sharing the tradition with his customers.

August 8, 2014

 

kohlrabi papaya salad

Local Veggie With A Tropical Twist: Kohlrabi Papaya Salad

This recipe is a nod to both my southern Indiana roots and the several years I spent cooking in the Caribbean.

August 8, 2014

 

fruity caramelized meringue, finished dish

Fruity Summer Meringue

This dessert has the wow-factor of a Baked Alaska without all the extra work.

August 12, 2014

 

homemade granola

Holy Granoly: Homemade Granola Is Just That Good

I can change the flavor of my granola as much as I like, and I control the ingredients completely. After about five months of eating it, I’m not sick of it yet.

August 12, 2014

 

chef daniel orr with two examples of saag

Grab Some Greens: Indian Saag

Chef Daniel Orr has cooked all over the world, from France to NYC to the Caribbean. He brings that wide range of experience to this traditional Indian dish.

August 18, 2014

 

sunflower

Braised Sunflowers With Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Yes, you can eat sunflowers, and it doesn't get tastier than this recipe. Make it vegan with my cashew ricotta cheese.

August 20, 2014

 

potato leek soup with chanterelles

Potato Leek Soup With Chanterelles

This potato leek soup is made especially seasonal with a smattering of sautéed chanterelle mushrooms.

August 1, 2014

 

ice cream maker

It’s Ice Cream Season — Make Your Own!

If the news that some ice cream doesn't melt makes you want to create your own, you've come to the right place!

August 1, 2014

 

Dairy cows

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

August 2, 2014

 

a wooden model of a benzene ring

Nanotechnology Sneaking Into Food Supply

As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.

August 4, 2014

 

bag of groceries

Locally-Based Company Plans $3.84 Million Expansion

Grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery plans to move and expand headquarters in Indianapolis.

August 4, 2014

 

Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

August 6, 2014

 

Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

August 7, 2014

 

A child reaching for a lunch consisting of packaged foods

School Lunches From Home Fail To Make The Grade

A new study shows that kids’ packed lunches from home are high in sugar and salt, and fall short of federal nutrition guidelines.

August 11, 2014

 

mushrooms on cutting board

Mushrooms Masquerading As Meat

Chefs are figuring out how to stealthily add mushrooms to ground beef to cut fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

August 19, 2014

 

meat locker

Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

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