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The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture can Save the Planet

By John W. Roulac, April 13, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John W. Roulac

Farmer's hand holding healthy soil.

One critical and virtually unknown issue is still missing from today’s conversation about food, and it’s literally under our feet. It’s also a solution to climate change.

Through the past century, we’ve increased our rate of digging carbon-rich matter for fuel, disrupting the balance in the “carbon triad” by clearing rainforests, degrading farmland, and burning coal and oil. The three main carbon sinks are the atmosphere, the oceans, and the humus-sphere — the decaying organic material that’s essential to the Earth’s soil fertility.

If you take away one thing from this article, let it be this quote from esteemed soil scientist Dr....

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Why I Love Lemons

By Alana Sugar, April 13, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Lemon Marmalade

Lemon Marmalade

Next time life gives you lemons, go beyond lemonade with Sparkling Spring Punch or Rosé Lemon Sorbet. Or if you prefer, make a batch of Lemon-Caper Deviled Eggs or sauté your favorite veggies with a pat of Lemon, Garlic and Herb...

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Don’t Toss That! Part III: Kitchen Scraps for House and Body

By Alice K. Thompson, April 12, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Lemon prep

Welcome to the third and final installment in my blog on minimizing food waste. (For the others in the series read: Resourceful Ways to Use More of Your Produce and Creative Uses for Everyday Food Scraps.) 

Making the most of groceries doesn’t have to stop with cooking. I’ve found some terrific ways to upcycle kitchen scraps for cleaning, skincare and more, and I think they’re pretty fun.

Remember, as with any new formula for cleaning around the house or for body care, always start by...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, April 12, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Spring has sprung! It’s time to take advantage of the extra daylight , so we want to get you spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the work of meal planning for you.

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

 

Firecracker Grilled Salmon

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Get Excited About Another Type of Bacon

By Allison Burch, April 11, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

Wellshire Pork Shoulder Square Cut Uncured Bacon wrapped around asparagus spears.

Do you believe that everything tastes better with bacon and the more bacon the better?

Then you’re going to love this!

Wellshire has crafted a leaner, flavorful bacon from the meaty pork shoulder and it’s about $2.00 less per pack* than traditional bacon. Pork shoulder is a more readily available (read: less trendy) cut, that’s normally used in sausage.

It’s actually not a new thing. Pioneers made “buckboard” or “homesteader” bacon using cuts other than the belly as a way to use every part of the animal. Now this delicious,...

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