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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 16, 2014

 

making saag

Greens Become Saag, Tenderloin Sandwich, Drought Report

Megan Betz says working with community orchards is about people. A recipe for Indian saag. The best breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. Drought report from Colo.

August 23, 2014

 

Catawba grapes

Indiana Wineries, Potato Leek Soup, Ball Jars, Drones

It's collaboration not competition for Indiana wineries. Potato leek soup with Chef Daniel Orr. The back story of the Ball Jar. Drones skirt 'ag-gag' laws.

August 30, 2014

 

jeff mease walking with shadow the asian water buffalo

Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana

Businessman Jeff Mease envisioned adding Asian water buffalo to his southern Indiana farm so he could milk them for cheese. But, that's not possible. Now what?

August 30, 2014

 

coffee beans growing on the plant

Know Your Coffee, Frog Legs, Price Of Tomatoes, Jeff Mease

Jeff Mease hopes to sell his Asian water buffalo to Midwestern farms. The hidden cost of tomatoes. Catherine Tucker describes the virtues of shade-grown coffee.

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 22, 2014

 

Kari Williams

My Farm Roots: Smells Like Home

The fate of Kari Williams' family’s farms in Nebraska is uncertain. Her uncles are getting close to retirement. None of her cousins are clamoring to take over.

August 24, 2014

 

Ripening Blueberries

Summer Berry Picking: Blueberries

Of all my u-pick berry adventures this summer, I most enjoyed picking blueberries. Not only were they tasty to eat, they required less stooping to pick!

August 25, 2014

 

Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

August 25, 2014

 

farmer Riley Lewis

My Farm Roots: Carrying On A Farm Family Legacy

One of Riley Lewis’ sons currently works alongside him and he has also worked with his own father and grandfather.

August 25, 2014

 

garden planted in shopping carts

Five Art Projects That Will Change How You Eat, Plant, Shop

Meet five artists who will make you think about food, culture and self-sustaining practices through visual presentation and public participation.

August 25, 2014

 

Creekbend Vineyard

Uncork the Uplands: A Community of Winemaking

Success for the wineries along the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail comes from their sense of community

August 26, 2014

 

three people packing tomatoes

What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato

U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.

August 26, 2014

 

pigs in a barn

Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

August 29, 2014

 

taxi

Hail A Cab And Lunch: Uber Launches Food Delivery Pilot

Taxi service Uber has launched a speedy food delivery service in Santa Monica.

August 29, 2014

 

peanuts

Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

August 30, 2014

 

jeff mease walking with shadow the asian water buffalo

Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana

Businessman Jeff Mease envisioned adding Asian water buffalo to his southern Indiana farm so he could milk them for cheese. But, that's not possible. Now what?

August 31, 2014

 

Teach Your Baby Chickens To Go Toward The Light

Chicks aren't born knowing where to go at night. Here's my trick for teaching them how to go in their coop.

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.

August 25, 2014

 

Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

August 26, 2014

 

three people packing tomatoes

What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato

U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.

August 26, 2014

 

pigs in a barn

Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

August 29, 2014

 

taxi

Hail A Cab And Lunch: Uber Launches Food Delivery Pilot

Taxi service Uber has launched a speedy food delivery service in Santa Monica.

August 29, 2014

 

peanuts

Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

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