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...]
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...]
It’s a common misconception that eating organically is the equivalent of subsisting on a diet of twigs, roots and berries. This is of course is to the uninitiated who tend to follow in zombie-like fashion a preference for “real food” (as opposed to the radical stuff we like to consume). .. OK then.. So let’s take a look at something radical. Peanut butter made from Organically Grown Peanuts (that is, just peanuts without chemicals of any kind sprayed on them) and sea salt. It’s as pure and simple as that. This is of course is in contrast to the more mainstream peanut [...click to contimue reading...]
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 had previously posted about tips for brewing an awesome cup of organic coffee. Now something new has come to my kitchen that has brought brewing gourmet coffee to the next level. This is a thing with a name that you’ve probably heard but has made you wince when you heard it. The Chemex coffee maker.
As the demand for organic food broadens we are seeing more and more folks entering the business. And that means greater competition and therefore (thankfully!) lower prices. So we took a saunter down to the local Costco Store and picked up some of their Kirkland Organic Salsa. First, the price for a 65 oz. jar was $5.66. Nice. .. Especially when you look at how much those small jars of the non-organic salsas cost. Next, ingredients. This stuff contains (all these are organic) .. tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, tomato paste, cilantro, sugar, vinegar, cumin, garlic and [...click to contimue reading...]
Had a Rice Cake emergency yesterday (was headed to the beach for a run and realized that I forgot the rice cakes that go along with the crossword puzzle for the essential cool-down/goofing off period that follows). So I headed down to the supermarket to buy a non-organic substitute. Anyway, after the run and a quick dip in the ocean I sat down with my puzzle and cakes. .. And the first thing I noticed was that these non-conventional ones were thicker. They were also pretty pale looking vs the organic ones which have a nice brown freckling. Took [...click to contimue reading...]