table beer

It had been well over 6 months since I’d taken the time to brew a batch of beer. It’s not that I’d lost the passion. I’d simply lost the amount of free time to do it. And when I did find the free time, my lack of interest in storing 5 gallons worth of home…

Leftovers

A study, posted recently in the Agricultural Systems Journal, has shown that almost half of harvested crops worldwide (over 2 billion tons) are being lost through a combination of consumer waste and over-consumption. In addition to this, livestock production amounts to 40 percent of the total harvested crop loss. “In aggregate, all livestock consume 1.08…

The Heart of the Artichoke

People tend to shy away from artichokes because they’re “too much work” – whatever that means. Cooking requires some labor, and fresh produce begs to be taken care of when you take it home to your kitchen. Plain and simple, I love the way they taste and the way they look. And like any produce…

Bigorexia

Body issues – they’re not just for women anymore. Somewhere along the line, the modern man has gradually embraced the idea of what masculinity is in the modern era. The result? Low self esteem. And it’s driving men to consume over-the-counter body building supplements to improve their bodies. That’s not the problem, though. Ever heard…

Chef’s Table

I gave up on The Food Network so many years ago, I can’t even remember the last time I actually watched it for any entertainment value other than to lift some audio I could use on my podcast to further ridicule the network. Where and when it failed to be relevant is beyond me. Suffice…

Put some tongue in your taco

Let’s face it. They call these things “Nasty Bits” for a reason. Perhaps it’s the physical connection that we have with certain parts of our own bodies that make the idea of eating those same parts from an animal a complete turnoff. We’re all used to the flavor of steaks, loins, chops, legs, and breasts….

We’ve been nominated for a Taste Award!

My Life as a Foodie has been nominated for a Taste Award in the Viewer’s Choice Best Comedy Series category, and I’m over the moon about it. Someone actually thinks the show is funny! The 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS, also known as the TASTY Awards, are presented for programs, series or films on the Internet,…

making mozzarella

Anytime we try something new in the kitchen the most often asked question, even to ourselves, is “Is it worth your time and money?” And that’s a valid question, as many of our initial forays end in failure or, at the very least, sub-standard results. By the end of it, you’re left to question yourself…

Wal Mart

You might think it’s a sign of Armaggedon when the Walmart logo appears on this web site, but you’ll understand in a minute. It’s rare when I get a chance to show off a guest blogger, but even more rare when the guest blogger wants to stay anonymous. When this person sent this to me,…

Chickpeas

Last month, in the midst of my suspicions that many of the farmers selling produce at our local farmers market were not actually growing a lot of the produce they were selling, I had a pleasant discovery. Gonzaga Farms from Lindsay, new to the market, brought a handful of items that we had not seen…