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What Is Your Foodprint?

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. When we were growing up, water and air pollution was emphasized – initiatives (laws, rules,...

Host Your Own Wine Tasting

Wine and spirit tastings are very popular in our area, not only at the tasting rooms of the many wineries, distilleries, and breweries, but...

Treat Your Heart Well

Since February is The American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month, we will share both small and large steps to help your ticker keep on...

Some Thoughts on Plant-Based Foods

The trend for more plant-based diets has been building for the past decade, and for many reasons. Some advocate a plant-based diet for optimum...

Pomegranate: A Giant Pod with Edible Seeds

Many are familiar with pomegranates: the odd-shaped red orbs with a flower-looking bloom at one end. You will find them hanging out in the...

Pumpkins: Not just for Jack-O-Lanterns Anymore

Pumpkins are a quintessential part of North American heritage, from jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween or autumn decor to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Outside of the...

Fermentation

What is food fermentation? Fermentation is a metabolic process in which an organism converts a carbohydrate, such as starch or a sugar, into an...

Farm to Table

Farm-to-table, farm-to-fork, field to feast… these are all foodie lingo for the social movement to promote local and regional cuisine, created from local food...

Everything’s Coming Up Garlic

We all know there is no shortage of events in the local area, but the Midwest Garlic Fest in Elizabeth, IL is one that...

Cool Summer Treats

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Okay, so maybe I am aging myself here, but the hot and humid days...