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Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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June 22, 2017

 

strawberry basil tart

Strawberry Basil Tart

This recipe may seem complicated, but it’s actually simple once you break it down to its four components: crust, pastry cream, strawberries and basil syrup.

June 22, 2017

 

baby food

Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples

Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians say there's no safe lead level.

June 21, 2017

 

whole-wheat-brioche-bun

Whole Wheat Brioche Buns

Thanks to a generous dose of honey, this bun has a sweetness that balances out a salty filling.

June 20, 2017

 

Jon McConaughy

This Farmer Wants To Give Animals A Better Life — And Death

Farmer Jon McConaughy's animals live their whole lives on his farm, and they die there, too. He tries to make the end as stress-free and respectful as he can.

June 20, 2017

 

Zirlott family's oyster farm

7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast.

June 18, 2017

 

blueberry-cornbread-cobbler

Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler: Sweet And Tart Dessert

The sweet and tart blueberries work so wonderfully with the cornbread. No sugar necessary!

June 16, 2017

 

vanilla farmers

Our Love Of ‘All-Natural’ Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

There's a global shortage of vanilla beans. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.

June 16, 2017

 

slices of citrus fruit

To Protect Fruit Crops, Scientists Put Them Into Deep Freeze

In an effort to save irreplaceable varieties from disease and other threats, plant cuttings are being plunged into liquid nitrogen for later revival.

June 15, 2017

 

strawberries in a freezer bag

Frozen Strawberries Become Sweet Smoothies

To enjoy the seductive perfume of the season’s first strawberries for more than a week or two, I like to freeze them.

June 15, 2017

 

Watermelon Cooler Slushy

Watermelon Cucumber Tequila Cooler

Since you'll be freezing the watermelon, you won't need to add ice to this drink. The cucumber and lime add some additional refreshing flavor.

June 14, 2017

 

Customers

Qatar Solves Milk Shortage By Airlifting 4,000 Cows

A businessman will charter some 60 Qatar Airlines flights for the bovines. He aims to jumpstart a dairy industry in Qatar.

June 13, 2017

 

Beatrice Nandudu

What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda’s Coffee Farmers

Journalist Tim McDonnell spent three months reporting in Uganda. His photos illustrate climate change's impact on the country's coffee farmers.

June 13, 2017

 

Willow Drive Nursery

How New Roots Are Driving An Apple Renaissance

The apple renaissance of recent years has given us new varieties, but that's only half the story. Another revolution is happening below ground in the roots.

June 12, 2017

 

watermelon

Watermelon Agua Fresca

In the past, I’ve usually made a simple syrup to add to the watermelon puree but this year I found it to be completely unnecessary.

June 12, 2017

 

dust bowl

Farmers Paid Billions To Save The Soil, But It’s Blowing Away

Right now, the government rents farmland to help protect soil and water. But once the land is farmed again, the benefits disappear.

June 11, 2017

 

glazed carrots

Blood Orange Glazed Carrots

These blood orange glazed carrots taste delicious and as an added bonus have such a vibrant orange color.

June 11, 2017

 

mussels

3.6 Percent Of Americans Found To Have Food Allergies

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that women and people of Asian descent are the most at risk.

June 10, 2017

 

banana-walnut-coconut-muffins

Banana Walnut And Coconut Muffins

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June 8, 2017

 

tahini chocolate banana bread

Tahini Chocolate Banana Bread

Tahini is creamy with a slightly thinner consistency than peanut butter. My favorite application is in a sweet recipe like this one.

June 7, 2017

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

My double chocolate banana bread has become a favorite in my household. I decided to try the recipe with another one of my favorite ingredients: peanut butter.

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