From the monthly archives:

March 2010

“You can’t tell that to a kid”

March 29, 2010

Can kids handle the truth about industrial meat? We have a great living-history museum nearby. One of those places with relocated old buildings and re-enactors who make you feel like you’ve slipped back to the 19th century. During a visit last year, I was in the kitchen of one of the homes churning butter with […]

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Talking ’bout a revolution (again)

March 26, 2010

Tonight’s the official start of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” and I’ll be sitting riveted just like I was Sunday night during the sneak preview. The show has been getting a lot of buzz since then. Good, bad, defensive. I weighed in on the critics in a post earlier this week, and the commentary* has continued all […]

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Maple syrup: natural and sweet. Just like our kids.

March 25, 2010

I’ll say up front that I don’t like fake maple syrup. And not only because it doesn’t contain any maple. (Most brands are a mix of high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives and artificial flavors.) It’s because maple syrup is perfect just the way it is. Naturally sweet, it also contains trace vitamins and minerals. A study released this week even […]

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Yes, we are going to Ben & Jerry’s today

March 23, 2010

Today is that happy day known as Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. And yes, we will be waiting in line with the rest of the sweet-and-freebie-loving masses. Here’s why: 1. Ben & Jerry’s is a socially conscious and sustainable company that buys milk and cream from a cooperative of farmers who’ve pledged to not use artificial growth […]

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Talking ’bout a revolution

March 21, 2010

Why Jamie Oliver’s new show matters (even if you’re not a food snob) “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” series premieres on ABC with a sneak preview tonight*, and already the criticism has begun. To wit: Jamie Oliver is a food snob. He’s a rich food snob. And, did you know, he’s British? Who the hell cares? […]

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The Smoothie Hypothesis

March 17, 2010

Today I showed up at school without a smoothie. There was, however, a shamrock cookie. It did not go well. Some background: For the last two months, I’ve been bringing homemade fruit smoothies* for Tess when I pick her up from school. She started full-day kindergarten last fall, and though she brings a hearty snack and lunch each day, […]

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Blue no more. I’m blogging it.

March 15, 2010

A year ago I e-mailed friends with the idea for this blog. I was already bouncing around names, and I wanted input. But none of the names clicked. Then life got busy and paying work took priority. Still, the blog was always there, nagging at me, tempting me, taking shape in my head if not […]

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