Cooking organic oatmeal is slightly different than the conventional kind. Here are some basic tips to get you going.
Yogurt is really tough to beat when you’re looking for a delicious, yet healthy treat. And the other day I was looking on all the wonderful flavors and decided to give Stonyfield’s © Mango Honey a go. .. That’s really a combination you don’t see all that often but doesn’t it sound like one of those naturally good parings? And of course it’s Stonyfield©, a really good company that’s located only about an hour away. It is of course organic and has the USDA Organic Seal to prove it. And it’s also low fat which someone like me [...click to contimue reading...]
Seems that people in Germany have turned to organic in a big way after the dioxin scare. It’s easy to get complacent and just ignore the organic food movement. We’ve all heard it “a bunch of wing nuts… wasting money..” . Well, maybe most of the conventional food is perfectly safe .. we believe.. Actually most conventional foods, even the so called purest, often contain chemical residues from agriculture and processing. But one thing’s for sure and that an Organic Certification is a nice extra layer of assurance of purity. And that’s a pretty good [...click to contimue reading...]
Tried tweaking the homemade pancake recipe this morning. Read through a number of recipes and found two interesting variations. One called for the addition of orange zest to the batter. .. That sounded pretty good. The next one said for really fluffy pancakes to separate the egg(s) and whisk the egg whites and then fold them into the batter. The micro-bubbles would then inflate making the pancake extra fluffy (as what happens in a souffle). OK, so gave that a shot as well. What we found will be posted on our food blog tomorrow (www.theodorerichard.com/foodblog [...click to contimue reading...]
I mentioned Gabe yesterday, he’s the rescue dog that does the rescuing. Anyway, thought some of the readers might enjoy checking out the rest of the photos taken of him by the wood stove. If you do just click on the photo above to get to the flickr photostream (scroll right on flickr if you want to see all seven pictures). Thanks & have a Happy & Healthy New Year.
Organic coffee. Some feel that since the coffee bean is noting more than the pit of the fruit that it is fairly shielded from pesticides to begin with and that the processing (if wet processed) and roasting can take care of whatever residual that could be left. Well, to quote thedailygreen.com: Many of the beans you buy are grown in countries that don’t regulate use of chemicals and pesticides. Look for the USDA Organic label to ensure you’re not buying beans that have been grown or processed with the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Go [...click to contimue reading...]
Homemade Bread is warm, delicious & comforting. My grandmother use to bake bread every morning to feed her family of eight kids and my grandfather. However, these days we may be a family of only a few or even one. And then there’s the job, the kid’s sports and all the other things we try to squeeze in. .. So with this in mind we’ve downsized the normal four loaf recipe to a single solo loaf. And after doing this we got a recipe that’s actually easy to make. And because it’s a single loaf [...click to contimue reading...]
We’re doing a three for the day blog posts. One for Organic Test Kitchen and then one each for Theodore Richard’s Food Blog & En Coffee’s Coffee Blog. I got to tell you I’m feeling burnt out about now. … But anyway, there’s still time to get some great gifts for your whole food eating friends. Here’s some ideas, nothing earth shattering, and you’ve probably already had these in mind. Buy them some new and or exotic spices that you think they’ll use. For example, maybe you could go with a new type of peppercorns, perhaps [...click to contimue reading...]
With the weather starting to cool down here in New England we thought we’d purchase a box of Nature’s Path Toaster Pastries. The Apple Cinnamon Flavor sounded good so we went with it. What we found is a Organic Product that offered convenience and real fruit while at the same time sparing us from the “not-good” aspects of chemical residues. However, how would this processed product with no preservatives hold up in comparison to the well known chemicalized versions? First, the packaging. These guys came in what looked like the same foil wrapping as the [...click to contimue reading...]