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Archive for May 2012

May 5, 2012

Plant Foods 

sombrero

Thinking Vegan, Thanking Pollinators

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we present four vegan recipes. And, pollinators are the topic of new research and a volunteer project at the community orchard.

May 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure 

compost sign

Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.

May 12, 2012

sprig grab bag 

Chickweed

Considering Animal Rights, Cooking With Weeds

Two interviews: Gene Baur talks about farm animal rights, Didi Emmons cooks with "weeds." Two recipes: no-bake suet cake for birds, sautéed dandelion greens.

May 19, 2012

Beer Bike 

bicycle rack in front of brewery

Spring Traditions: Composting, Homebrew, Bicycles

It's National Bike Month and American Craft Beer Week. Earth Eats celebrates with a look at a two-wheeled recycling operation and Hoosier homebrewing.

May 26, 2012

Grill Baby Grill 

pork chop from the grill

Memorial Day Grilling With Local Meat, Rhubarb, Cold Drinks

We're doing a lot of eating in today's podcast. In addition to grilling local meat, we're making drinks with fresh herbs and two recipes for rhubarb compote.

May 1, 2012

Mexican Fiesta 

vegan dream quesadilla cooking in the oven

Vegan Dream Quesadilla

Not vegan? No problem. This quesadilla with tofu, spinach, pine nuts and pesto will satisfy you.

May 1, 2012

Serious Cereal 

kashi cereal

Responding To Controversy, Kashi To Go Non-GMO By 2015

One grocer pulled Kashi cereals from his shelves after discovering the company wasn't completely transparent about what is -- or isn't -- natural.

May 2, 2012

Landfill Rejects 

Nine steel coffee cans hanging spaced out on a green wall.  Each is full of soil and growing herbs or small plants.

Grow It In Garbage! Repurposing Waste To Build Your Garden

We love these six ideas for recycling through gardening.

May 3, 2012

Nature's Hardest Workers 

apple orchard

The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

May 4, 2012

Domestic Product 

purple grapes

Ten Years of Wining in Indiana

Imbibe away at the 10th Annual Indiana Wine Fair in Story, Indiana, where Hoosiers show pride for their state and their wine.

May 5, 2012

Spice Things Up 

pickled peppers

Pickled Peppers Give Off Heat Year Round

It's never too early to start preserving flavors of the season! Use your favorite peppers harvested fresh from the garden in this recipe.

May 6, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! 

asparagus tomato mushroom in store together

Steamy, Garlicky, Springy Asparagus Pasta

What's better than a warm, flavorful and nutritious pasta to fill you up and warm you up on a cool spring evening?

May 7, 2012

Beautiful Taste 

squash blossoms

Chicken Fried Zucchini Flowers With Basil, Mozzarella

I usually stuff squash blossoms before battering and frying them. They are also good stuffed with fish or chicken and steamed for a lighter dish.

May 8, 2012

Fruity Dip 

Mango Plum Salsa

Mango-Nectarine Salsa

You can make it chunky for dipping, or cut everything much more finely and use as a sauce or side for shrimp, fish or chicken.

May 8, 2012

Q&A 

Compost, black gold

Composting Experts Answer Your Questions

What have you always wanted to know about composting but didn't know who to ask? Two Master Composters are here with some answers.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

market

Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

May 9, 2012

Foodie Celebrity 

chef clara moore

5 Questions For Chef Clara Moore

Earth Eats blogger Chef Clara Moore is a contestant on the Bravo's new cooking show "Around The World In 80 Plates."

May 10, 2012

Waste Not Want Not 

make your own vermicomposting bin

Make Your Own Portable Compost Bin

Just because you rent, don't have a backyard or move every year doesn't mean you can't compost. Here are some creative ideas for making your own portable bin.

May 10, 2012

Salmonella Scare 

pet food bowl

Pet Food Sickens 14 In 9 States

A random sampling of Diamond brands' pet food found Salmonella.

May 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure 

compost sign

Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.

May 11, 2012

Ag Chat 

vendors and customers at the farmers market

Local Foods: From Farm To Table

We’ll talk with our panelists about how they’ll make sure the bounty of this season's farm products make it onto your table.

May 13, 2012

Silliest Meal Of The Day 

egg chick

New Cookbook Encourages You To Play With Your Food

Bill and Claire Wurtzel believe breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's the most fun.

May 13, 2012

Summer Living 

BBQ spare ribs

Get Out And Grill: BBQ Spare Ribs

Every great BBQ dish starts with two things: local meat and a great marinade.

May 14, 2012

Money Money Money 

grocery shopping

Food Prices Break New Record In Indiana

The Indiana Farm Bureau shows prices have increased 3 percent from last quarter and broken a record set in 2008.

May 15, 2012

Drink Local 

homebrew bottles

Second Servings: Hoosier Homebrew

Traditional Arts Indiana speaks with Hoosier homebrewers to hear their stories of malting mayhem, hoppy accidents and social gatherings called brew-ins.

May 15, 2012

Labor Of Love 

garden beds

Dandy Beginnings At A New Cooperative

Dandelion Village begins clearing, planting and construction on a new eco-minded cooperative.

May 16, 2012

Food Co-op 

bloomingfoods

Bloomingfoods Considers Opening Fourth Location

Bloomingfoods says it is in the early stages of its proposal, but it hopes to buy a building near Fess Avenue and 2nd Street.

May 16, 2012

Pizza Or Grand Slam? 

pigs in gestation-crates

To Crate Or Not To Crate? Different Sides Of The Pork Divide

Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.

May 17, 2012

Feeling Slow? 

soda bottles

Is Soda Making Us Dumb?

A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.

May 18, 2012

Tooty Fruity 

Strawberry Shortcake With Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits And Yogurt

Strawberry Season: Fresh Take On Shortcake

We're celebrating strawberry season today with a fresh take on strawberry shortcake using homemade buttermilk biscuits and yogurt.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

May 18, 2012

Get Out And Grill 

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

Get Out And Grill: Shrimp On Rosemary Skewers

Rosemary stems not only add a unique flavor to this dish, their sturdy stems serve as perfect skewers.

May 20, 2012

Summer Living 

hobo potatoes

Get Out And Grill: Hobo Potatoes

Vegetarians can enjoy the food at a cookout with these easy hobo potatoes.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Close up of a spicy tuna sushi roll.

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

May 21, 2012

Where It's At 

breakfast2

Local Grower’s Guild Plans Bloomington Online Food Hub

Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.

May 22, 2012

Farming Forecast 

young corn plants

Early Planting, Lots Of Acres Could Mean Record Corn Crop

With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.

May 22, 2012

Food Snobs 

USDA Organic neck stamp

Organic Foodies Debate: Are We Jerks?

Do your attitudes about food say anything about other aspects of your ethical life? That was the question posed by a new study.

May 23, 2012

Lettuce Recall 

lettuce

Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.

May 23, 2012

High-Class Grilling 

grilled duck

Get Out And Grill: Duck BBQ With Grilled Peaches

Check out our mouth-watering recipe for BBQ duck with grilled peaches to help you do something a little different for the summer holidays.

May 24, 2012

Health Food Nation? 

A large spread of fresh produce for sale at a farmer's market, including greens, tomatoes, peppers, and more.

New Study: Americans Really Love Fresh Food, Farmers Markets

Americans overwhelmingly support the idea that government and communities should work to make fresh, local produce more widely available.

May 24, 2012

Celebrate The Season 

strawberry rhubarb tart

No-Bake Rhubarb And Strawberry Tart

Strawberries and rhubarb make a classic pairing of flavors in this simple springtime dessert.

May 25, 2012

Callin' In Hungry  

lattice crust strawberry rhubarb pie

Personal Day Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Take the day off and celebrate summer with this vegan strawberry-rhubarb pie. Why not? You deserve it.

May 25, 2012

Trash V. Compost 

landfill

Food Waste Ban First Of Its Kind In Mass.

In an effort to reduce the state's additions to landfills, Massachusetts will become the first state to ban food waste from being thrown into the trash.

May 27, 2012

Fishy Flavors 

cedar plank salmon

Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon

Add some local maple syrup, red onions and salt and pepper to your 6-7 ounce salmon fillet. Then get creative with additional seasonings!

May 1, 2012

Mexican Fiesta 

vegan dream quesadilla cooking in the oven

Vegan Dream Quesadilla

Not vegan? No problem. This quesadilla with tofu, spinach, pine nuts and pesto will satisfy you.

May 5, 2012

Spice Things Up 

pickled peppers

Pickled Peppers Give Off Heat Year Round

It's never too early to start preserving flavors of the season! Use your favorite peppers harvested fresh from the garden in this recipe.

May 6, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! 

asparagus tomato mushroom in store together

Steamy, Garlicky, Springy Asparagus Pasta

What's better than a warm, flavorful and nutritious pasta to fill you up and warm you up on a cool spring evening?

May 7, 2012

Beautiful Taste 

squash blossoms

Chicken Fried Zucchini Flowers With Basil, Mozzarella

I usually stuff squash blossoms before battering and frying them. They are also good stuffed with fish or chicken and steamed for a lighter dish.

May 8, 2012

Fruity Dip 

Mango Plum Salsa

Mango-Nectarine Salsa

You can make it chunky for dipping, or cut everything much more finely and use as a sauce or side for shrimp, fish or chicken.

May 13, 2012

Summer Living 

BBQ spare ribs

Get Out And Grill: BBQ Spare Ribs

Every great BBQ dish starts with two things: local meat and a great marinade.

May 18, 2012

Tooty Fruity 

Strawberry Shortcake With Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits And Yogurt

Strawberry Season: Fresh Take On Shortcake

We're celebrating strawberry season today with a fresh take on strawberry shortcake using homemade buttermilk biscuits and yogurt.

May 18, 2012

Get Out And Grill 

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

Get Out And Grill: Shrimp On Rosemary Skewers

Rosemary stems not only add a unique flavor to this dish, their sturdy stems serve as perfect skewers.

May 20, 2012

Summer Living 

hobo potatoes

Get Out And Grill: Hobo Potatoes

Vegetarians can enjoy the food at a cookout with these easy hobo potatoes.

May 23, 2012

High-Class Grilling 

grilled duck

Get Out And Grill: Duck BBQ With Grilled Peaches

Check out our mouth-watering recipe for BBQ duck with grilled peaches to help you do something a little different for the summer holidays.

May 24, 2012

Celebrate The Season 

strawberry rhubarb tart

No-Bake Rhubarb And Strawberry Tart

Strawberries and rhubarb make a classic pairing of flavors in this simple springtime dessert.

May 25, 2012

Callin' In Hungry  

lattice crust strawberry rhubarb pie

Personal Day Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Take the day off and celebrate summer with this vegan strawberry-rhubarb pie. Why not? You deserve it.

May 27, 2012

Fishy Flavors 

cedar plank salmon

Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon

Add some local maple syrup, red onions and salt and pepper to your 6-7 ounce salmon fillet. Then get creative with additional seasonings!

May 1, 2012

Serious Cereal 

kashi cereal

Responding To Controversy, Kashi To Go Non-GMO By 2015

One grocer pulled Kashi cereals from his shelves after discovering the company wasn't completely transparent about what is -- or isn't -- natural.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

market

Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

May 10, 2012

Salmonella Scare 

pet food bowl

Pet Food Sickens 14 In 9 States

A random sampling of Diamond brands' pet food found Salmonella.

May 11, 2012

Ag Chat 

vendors and customers at the farmers market

Local Foods: From Farm To Table

We’ll talk with our panelists about how they’ll make sure the bounty of this season's farm products make it onto your table.

May 14, 2012

Money Money Money 

grocery shopping

Food Prices Break New Record In Indiana

The Indiana Farm Bureau shows prices have increased 3 percent from last quarter and broken a record set in 2008.

May 16, 2012

Food Co-op 

bloomingfoods

Bloomingfoods Considers Opening Fourth Location

Bloomingfoods says it is in the early stages of its proposal, but it hopes to buy a building near Fess Avenue and 2nd Street.

May 16, 2012

Pizza Or Grand Slam? 

pigs in gestation-crates

To Crate Or Not To Crate? Different Sides Of The Pork Divide

Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.

May 17, 2012

Feeling Slow? 

soda bottles

Is Soda Making Us Dumb?

A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Close up of a spicy tuna sushi roll.

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

May 21, 2012

Where It's At 

breakfast2

Local Grower’s Guild Plans Bloomington Online Food Hub

Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.

May 22, 2012

Farming Forecast 

young corn plants

Early Planting, Lots Of Acres Could Mean Record Corn Crop

With farmers expected to put in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression, this fall’s harvest could be one for the record books.

May 22, 2012

Food Snobs 

USDA Organic neck stamp

Organic Foodies Debate: Are We Jerks?

Do your attitudes about food say anything about other aspects of your ethical life? That was the question posed by a new study.

May 23, 2012

Lettuce Recall 

lettuce

Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.

May 25, 2012

Trash V. Compost 

landfill

Food Waste Ban First Of Its Kind In Mass.

In an effort to reduce the state's additions to landfills, Massachusetts will become the first state to ban food waste from being thrown into the trash.

May 29, 2012

Illegal Drinks 

raw milk bottles

Legislature Studies Legalization Of Raw Milk Sales

Selling raw milk for human consumption is illegal in Indiana, but a committee is studying the law further this summer.

May 29, 2012

After The Flood 

mississippi river flood

A Most Unusual Planting Season

It’s spring along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, and farmers are back on the land, trying to fix what nature broke.

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