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Archive for January 2012

January 7, 2012

Cold Weather Favorites 

three water buffalos

Water Buffalo, Bison Two Ways, Rutabaga Mash

We visit Jeff Mease's farm in Indiana to meet his herd of water buffalo. Then we use potatoes, rutabagas and bison meat in three hearty, winter dishes.

January 14, 2012

Fresh Produce 

sunchoke soup

Hoop Houses, Sunchokes And Winter Greens

Stephanie Solomon is back to update us on the greens growing in the hoop house. Then in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr makes dishes using sunchokes and spinach.

January 21, 2012

Winter Diversity 

Collard Greens For Sale At Farmers Market

Honeybees, Broccoli And Collard Greens

Rob Green talks about the curious case of Colony Collapse Disorder. Then, two dishes with ingredients purchased from the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.

January 28, 2012

Local From Plate To Cup 

celery root

Burgers, Root Veggies And Beer

Three recipes using root veggies like celery root and the tastiest veggie burger ever. Two farmers talk humanely raised livestock, and local beer goes big time.

January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution 

black eyed pea salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad Brings Luck In The New Year

Eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day is thought to bring luck. And since this is a very healthy dish, you will also be guilt-free at the start of 2012.

January 2, 2012

To Your Door 

food box

Thinking Inside The (Food) Box

For those of you too busy too cook (and with extra income,) healthy food boxes are here to the rescue!

January 3, 2012

Scarce Milk 

milk

Organic Milk Shortage Felt Nationwide

Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.

January 3, 2012

Winter Side 

Rutabaga Mash

Grandma Orr’s Polish Rutabaga Mash

This recipe combines the rutabagas with potatoes for a twist on your traditional mashed potato recipe.

January 4, 2012

Mexican Breakfast 

Salsa

Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Sometimes limited ingredients are the key to making great dishes on the fly. I invented this one as I was cleaning out my fridge and pantry.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

burger

Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

January 5, 2012

Risky Practice 

cold cuts

FSIS Concerned Over Inconsistent Cleanliness

High-risk food producers are only tested for listeria every four years. When the FSIS realized they were changing production practices, they were not happy.

January 5, 2012

Belly Warmer 

buffalo chili

Bison, Pumpkin And Lentil Chili

In addition to the three marquee ingredients, coffee adds some zing to this chili.

January 6, 2012

Belly Warmer 

bison or beef stew

Beef Or Bison Stew With Winter Vegetables

We're using beef brisket in the stew, a tough cut of meat, because we're going to be cooking it for hours.

January 9, 2012

Organic Import 

edamame

Are Organic Chinese Imports Really Organic?

China is no stranger to food controversy, leaving some consumers wondering if they can trust Chinese foods labeled as "organic."

January 9, 2012

Root Veggies 

sunchoke soup

Sunchoke Soup

Sunchokes, potatoes and apples make this soup a unique addition to any menu.

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

hoho

Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

January 10, 2012

Root Veggies 

sunchoke puree

Sunchoke Puree With Apple And Spices

This dish is an excellent topping for game, fish or vegetarian dishes.

January 11, 2012

Red Gravy 

Tomatos

How To Make A Real Italian Tomato Sauce

Sauce recipes are a guarded secret among Italian chefs but since I'm only Italian by marriage, I'll share my technique with you.

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

hay

USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

lodged_corn_plants

Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

January 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

gmo car

New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 12, 2012

Food Preservation 

Drained and Rinsed Beans

Cooking Beans To Store, BPA-Free

Cooking your beans so they can be frozen is a great way of ensuring cheap and easy access to BPA-free beans.

January 13, 2012

Food Fears 

cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Traced To Faulty Inspection

Untreated water and outdated machines contributed to a listeria outbreak that killed 30 people in September.

January 14, 2012

Hot To Hoop 

Stephanie Solomon in the hoop house

Cold Hardy Greens Thrive In Hoop House

In spite of frigid winter temperatures, kale, collard greens, bok choy and salad greens are growing inside the hoop house at the Butler Park Community Garden.

January 14, 2012

winter greens 

spinach two ways

Cooking Spinach Two Ways

In its simplest form, the spinach is wonderful as a warm salad, or you can serve it as a bed for smoked trout, roast beef or sliced veal.

January 15, 2012

Belly Warmer 

Winter Squash At The Farmers Market

Curry Coconut Soup With Winter Squash

This year I plan on spending more time in the kitchen, and what better start to 2012 than making a hearty soup to warm yourself this winter.

January 15, 2012

World Hunger 

tomatoes

What Can Be Done About Food Waste?

One-third of the world's food goes to waste. However, one single country or practice isn't to blame.

January 16, 2012

Vegetarians Welcome 

yellow lentil bisque

Yellow Lentil Bisque

This vegetarian soup is hearty enough to eat as a meal. Use water instead of stock and it's also vegan-friendly!

January 16, 2012

 

Chef Daniel Orr with Brussel Sprouts Salad

Fresh Brussels Sprout Salad

If you hate overcooked Brussels sprouts, this raw salad might change your mind.

January 17, 2012

Veggie Center Stage 

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

In Italy, they treat broccoli more as the star of the show, just as in this dish.

January 18, 2012

Celebrity Cook 

doughnut burger

Deen Announces Diabetes, Stands By Cooking

What does it mean when a cook known for her generosity with butter announces she has been living with type 2 diabetes for three years?

January 19, 2012

Fast Food Nation 

soft taco

Coming Soon To A Restaurant Near You: Calorie Counts

Federal regulations coming next year will require many restaurant chains to list the number of calories in the food they serve.

January 19, 2012

Root Veggies 

celery-root-salad

Raw Celery Root Remoulade

Stop passing celery root by at the farmers market. This simple salad combines the root vegetable with the familiar flavor of apple.

January 19, 2012

Right To Know 

salmon

‘Just Label It’ Campaign Calls For The Right To Know

A new social media platform wants consumers to call for labeling about GMOs.

January 20, 2012

Lots Of Cluckers 

Chickens In The Yard

Choose Your Chickens Well

Before you invest in chickens for your backyard farm, consider what you want to get from them: eggs or meat?

January 22, 2012

Homemade Fruit Juice 

Cranberries

Cooking In Season With Winter Citrus

Cooking with winter citrus is a great way to teach your kids about new fruits while adding a fresh source of nutrients to your meals.

January 23, 2012

Un-Fair Trade? 

Coffee Splash

Fair Trade USA Splits From International Community

What does the split mean for those looking for an ethical cup of coffee?

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

January 25, 2012

Cool Eats 

salt

Fancy Food Show Forecasts Future In Food Trends

Salt and ketchup aren't just for fries anymore. Gourmet ketchup and artisan salts are a couple of items that are the future of food.

January 25, 2012

Open 24 Hours 

mcdonalds

Fast Food When You Want It, At All Hours

McDonald's reported an 11 percent increase in profits, and they're thanking the late-night eater and early riser.

January 25, 2012

Nutritious Lunches 

First Lady Michelle Obama with a group of children

First Lady Announces Healthy Changes To School Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama announced the first major changes to the national school lunch program in 15 years from an elementary school in Virginia.

January 25, 2012

The Eyes Have It 

Bubble & Squeak and Stoemp

Potatoes 3 Ways: Bubble & Squeak, Stoemp, Simply Smashed

Yukon Gold potatoes have become a darling of chefs and home cooks alike. Here are three dishes using boiled potatoes, all prepared at the same time.

January 26, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cows behind a fence

Antibiotics And The Healthy Cow Equation

Harvest Public Media’s Jessica Naudziunas visits with beef and dairy farmers to ask how today’s Scarlet A - antibiotics - fits into their healthy cow equation.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution 

black eyed pea salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad Brings Luck In The New Year

Eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day is thought to bring luck. And since this is a very healthy dish, you will also be guilt-free at the start of 2012.

January 3, 2012

Winter Side 

Rutabaga Mash

Grandma Orr’s Polish Rutabaga Mash

This recipe combines the rutabagas with potatoes for a twist on your traditional mashed potato recipe.

January 4, 2012

Mexican Breakfast 

Salsa

Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Sometimes limited ingredients are the key to making great dishes on the fly. I invented this one as I was cleaning out my fridge and pantry.

January 5, 2012

Belly Warmer 

buffalo chili

Bison, Pumpkin And Lentil Chili

In addition to the three marquee ingredients, coffee adds some zing to this chili.

January 6, 2012

Belly Warmer 

bison or beef stew

Beef Or Bison Stew With Winter Vegetables

We're using beef brisket in the stew, a tough cut of meat, because we're going to be cooking it for hours.

January 9, 2012

Root Veggies 

sunchoke soup

Sunchoke Soup

Sunchokes, potatoes and apples make this soup a unique addition to any menu.

January 10, 2012

Root Veggies 

sunchoke puree

Sunchoke Puree With Apple And Spices

This dish is an excellent topping for game, fish or vegetarian dishes.

January 11, 2012

Red Gravy 

Tomatos

How To Make A Real Italian Tomato Sauce

Sauce recipes are a guarded secret among Italian chefs but since I'm only Italian by marriage, I'll share my technique with you.

January 12, 2012

Food Preservation 

Drained and Rinsed Beans

Cooking Beans To Store, BPA-Free

Cooking your beans so they can be frozen is a great way of ensuring cheap and easy access to BPA-free beans.

January 14, 2012

winter greens 

spinach two ways

Cooking Spinach Two Ways

In its simplest form, the spinach is wonderful as a warm salad, or you can serve it as a bed for smoked trout, roast beef or sliced veal.

January 14, 2012

Fresh Produce 

sunchoke soup

Hoop Houses, Sunchokes And Winter Greens

Stephanie Solomon is back to update us on the greens growing in the hoop house. Then in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr makes dishes using sunchokes and spinach.

January 15, 2012

Belly Warmer 

Winter Squash At The Farmers Market

Curry Coconut Soup With Winter Squash

This year I plan on spending more time in the kitchen, and what better start to 2012 than making a hearty soup to warm yourself this winter.

January 16, 2012

Vegetarians Welcome 

yellow lentil bisque

Yellow Lentil Bisque

This vegetarian soup is hearty enough to eat as a meal. Use water instead of stock and it's also vegan-friendly!

January 16, 2012

 

Chef Daniel Orr with Brussel Sprouts Salad

Fresh Brussels Sprout Salad

If you hate overcooked Brussels sprouts, this raw salad might change your mind.

January 17, 2012

Veggie Center Stage 

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

In Italy, they treat broccoli more as the star of the show, just as in this dish.

January 19, 2012

Root Veggies 

celery-root-salad

Raw Celery Root Remoulade

Stop passing celery root by at the farmers market. This simple salad combines the root vegetable with the familiar flavor of apple.

January 22, 2012

Homemade Fruit Juice 

Cranberries

Cooking In Season With Winter Citrus

Cooking with winter citrus is a great way to teach your kids about new fruits while adding a fresh source of nutrients to your meals.

January 25, 2012

The Eyes Have It 

Bubble & Squeak and Stoemp

Potatoes 3 Ways: Bubble & Squeak, Stoemp, Simply Smashed

Yukon Gold potatoes have become a darling of chefs and home cooks alike. Here are three dishes using boiled potatoes, all prepared at the same time.

January 26, 2012

Nutrient Powerhouse 

sweet potato

Quick And Healthy: Yams With Goat Cheese

Yams are a powerhouse of nutrients. As compared to their distant cousin the potato, yams have a lower glycemic index, so they also help you stay fuller longer.

January 27, 2012

No Dairy 

block of tofu

Vegan Tofu Sour Cream

Don't be afraid of the "scary white stuff." Incorporate tofu into a recipe you already know and love.

January 29, 2012

Stiff Drinks 

Blood Oranges

Wintery Fruit Cocktail With Blood Oranges

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't indulge in a fruity cocktail of your liking.

January 30, 2012

Breakfast Treat 

grapefruit cooked under the broiler

Grapefruit Brûlée With Cherries

Citrus fruits might remind us of warm temperatures, but they actually ripen in the wintertime. Enjoy a fresh grapefruit for breakfast during the cold months.

January 31, 2012

Breakfast Of Champions 

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats With Orange Zest And Pecans

Cook this hot cereal the night before and simply reheat them in the morning. Couldn't be easier!

January 2, 2012

To Your Door 

food box

Thinking Inside The (Food) Box

For those of you too busy too cook (and with extra income,) healthy food boxes are here to the rescue!

January 3, 2012

Scarce Milk 

milk

Organic Milk Shortage Felt Nationwide

Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

burger

Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

January 5, 2012

Risky Practice 

cold cuts

FSIS Concerned Over Inconsistent Cleanliness

High-risk food producers are only tested for listeria every four years. When the FSIS realized they were changing production practices, they were not happy.

January 9, 2012

Organic Import 

edamame

Are Organic Chinese Imports Really Organic?

China is no stranger to food controversy, leaving some consumers wondering if they can trust Chinese foods labeled as "organic."

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

hoho

Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

hay

USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

January 11, 2012

No No Monsanto 

lodged_corn_plants

Debugging The Monsanto Corn Issue

The EPA found that GM corn from Monsanto might be losing effectiveness in battling rootworm.

January 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

gmo car

New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 13, 2012

Drugs And Bugs 

A herd of brown-and-white beef cattle crowd up to a manger full of brown grain.

FDA Issues New Regulations On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

In back-to-back announcements, the FDA dropped all attempts to restrict two types of antibiotics used in livestock while imposing new restrictions on a third.

January 13, 2012

Food Fears 

cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Traced To Faulty Inspection

Untreated water and outdated machines contributed to a listeria outbreak that killed 30 people in September.

January 15, 2012

World Hunger 

tomatoes

What Can Be Done About Food Waste?

One-third of the world's food goes to waste. However, one single country or practice isn't to blame.

January 18, 2012

Celebrity Cook 

doughnut burger

Deen Announces Diabetes, Stands By Cooking

What does it mean when a cook known for her generosity with butter announces she has been living with type 2 diabetes for three years?

January 19, 2012

Fast Food Nation 

soft taco

Coming Soon To A Restaurant Near You: Calorie Counts

Federal regulations coming next year will require many restaurant chains to list the number of calories in the food they serve.

January 19, 2012

Right To Know 

salmon

‘Just Label It’ Campaign Calls For The Right To Know

A new social media platform wants consumers to call for labeling about GMOs.

January 23, 2012

Un-Fair Trade? 

Coffee Splash

Fair Trade USA Splits From International Community

What does the split mean for those looking for an ethical cup of coffee?

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

January 25, 2012

Cool Eats 

salt

Fancy Food Show Forecasts Future In Food Trends

Salt and ketchup aren't just for fries anymore. Gourmet ketchup and artisan salts are a couple of items that are the future of food.

January 25, 2012

Open 24 Hours 

mcdonalds

Fast Food When You Want It, At All Hours

McDonald's reported an 11 percent increase in profits, and they're thanking the late-night eater and early riser.

January 25, 2012

Nutritious Lunches 

First Lady Michelle Obama with a group of children

First Lady Announces Healthy Changes To School Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama announced the first major changes to the national school lunch program in 15 years from an elementary school in Virginia.

January 26, 2012

Farm Drugs 

cows behind a fence

Antibiotics And The Healthy Cow Equation

Harvest Public Media’s Jessica Naudziunas visits with beef and dairy farmers to ask how today’s Scarlet A - antibiotics - fits into their healthy cow equation.

January 26, 2012

Oh No GMO 

corn field

Monsanto Says No To Environmental Study

California-based Harrington Investments warned Monsanto they have significant lawsuits waiting to happen, but Monsanto rejected the study proposal.

January 27, 2012

News Of The Weird 

empty bowl

‘Fetus Food’ Bill Sets Off Media Firestorm

So what if there haven't been any reports of fetuses in food? An Oklahoma state senator wants to make sure it never happens.

January 27, 2012

Do You Want Fries With That? 

Michelle Obama sitting in a school cafeteria, sharing lunch with elementary school students.

Mostly Positive Responses To New School Lunch Guidelines

Critics and commentators have weighed in on the First Lady's new school lunch guidelines, and potato farmers are the only ones complaining.

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