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Date Night: Bison Chili, Adult Hot Chocolate, Local Flowers

In addition to planning your next evening at home, we chat with Chef Del Sroufe about making healthy eating a permanent lifestyle adjustment.

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Photo: Annie Corrigan/WFIU

A bouquet from Harvest Moon Flower Farm will cost you a pretty penny, so to keep the flowers healthy and beautiful, change the water every two days.

We dip them in oil and eat them, top them with sour cream — more fat — and eat them. We twice bake them with fried cheese and bacon. And we call the potato the problem! It’s the company the potato keeps, it’s not the potato itself.

Chef Del Sroufe had to train his taste buds to appreciate a plain baked potato, one without all the extra goodies. He gives tips for changing up your diet and sticking with it for life.

He’s making an appearance at the upcoming Art of Chocolate event, so we’re making an adult hot chocolate in honor of that.

Chef Daniel Orr throws together a really elaborate chili, but wow is it worth it.

Local flowers from the winter farmers market are much more romantic than commercially produced bouquets.

And, what does sustainable mean when it comes to food? Harvest Public Media explores that.

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Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food

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Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.

Bison, Pumpkin And Lentil Chili

buffalo chili

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

Local Flowers For Your Sweetheart

winter flower bouquets

Harvest Moon Flower Farm grows blooms 12 months of the year in southern Indiana thanks to a solar greenhouse and two hoop houses.

Caribbean Inspired Hot Chocolate: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

two mugs of hot chocolate

Once, hot drinks were a necessity; but these days, they're mostly celebratory. Give this Caribbean hot chocolate recipe a try on the next cold winter night.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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