Cooking organic oatmeal is slightly different than the conventional kind. Here are some basic tips to get you going.
Rich, creamy butter. Melting warm and spreading it’s wonderful flavor all over your food. And when the two combine … then magic happens. It’s the difference between a bagel alone and a bagel with beautiful butter melting all over it. There’s really no comparison, and in fact, just writing this is making my mouth water. The French Roast Coffee sitting on the desk is looking pretty lonely right about now … I think I’ll saunter down to Abraham’s Bagels as soon as I finish writing this. .. Well depending upon where you are (the Organic Test Kitchen blog reaches 25 [...click to contimue reading...]
I haven’t had much to do with Hexane since back in the day in chemistry lab. This compound is a very good solvent with many important industrial uses but when I read that it was being used to solvate and extract fat from Soy Veggie Burgers I almost fell over. I mean, of course it’s an excellent chemical to perform this function, but to use it on food to be consumed… What are they thinking? Anyway, there’s a flood of news on the subject.. a neurotoxin, blurred vision, headaches from exposure, the FDA doesn’t have limits [...click to contimue reading...]
So it’s come to this, I’ll admit it. I’m a big fan of cabbage. Brought up in a French Canadian Household and on Sunday we’d have Boiled Dinner with a big salty ham sharing the pot with a variety of veggies including cabbage. And that there cabbage would just soak up all that ham fat and be soo darn good. … Nowadays, however, I’m trying to atone and nurture my circulatory system back to an ”as-new” condition so I’ve traded the ham for skinless chicken breasts and ham fat for olive oil. But you know what? That love for [...click to contimue reading...]
We went out and purchased two Granny Smith Apples. One organic and the other conventional. The fist thing we noticed was the price difference, a whopping 30%. Yeah.. but when you’re talking about an apple this amounted to about twelve cents. No big deal. Anyway, we ran a taste test and here’s what we found.
Target stores were busted for advertising Silk Soymilk as Organic even through Dean Foods which makes the stuff switched from Organic to Non-Organic Soybeans in 2009. Now a lot of consumers who want to go chemical free just kept purchasing their Silk without knowing what they were doing because they simply don’t check the labels every time (and nowadays you have to check them every time). And apparently Target has the same problem. They were advertising this Silk stuff as organic because they used an old photo in their ads. Sheesh! The complete AP Story is linked [...click to contimue reading...]
There’s a good article in the Boston Globe this morning about a farmer who devotes part of his crop to organic cranberry farming. Once again, you can take out all the considerations of pesticides, non-eco friendly farming etc and it still boils down to the fact that the organic is just a better quality product. I love their description of the “bounce” quality test and the resulting fate of the berries which pass vs those who are, let’s say, “flat”…. “Berries that bounce seven times are keepers. The rest are used for processed foods or [...click to contimue reading...]