Do you know your baker?

Everyone needs a good baker in their life. Especially, if you live on the farmers market diet, and you’re a guy. For some reason, dudes need, not like, but NEED bread on a regular basis. Maybe it’s the higher muscle mass or something, but (most) girls simply don’t care about bread. For me, it’s huge, …

Communist propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, 1917-1991

An amazing set of 1,500 posters from the U.S.S.R., via Ben Perry on Flickr. Since their propaganda, and slightly foreign, you will have to guess their intended meaning. What does the government want you to think/feel/believe?    

The Art of Fermentation in coffee, bread, beer, cheese, yogurt…

The list of fermented food in our lives is staggering: bread, coffee, pickles, beer, cheese, yogurt and soy sauce are all transformed at some point during their production process by microscopic organisms that extend their usefulness and enhance their flavors. The process of fermenting our food isn’t a new one: Evidence indicates that early civilizations …

My Family Thanksgiving 2011 – Organic, Local, and Sustainable

The Lineup Butternut Squash Soup Turkey Gravy Mashed Potatoes Bread/Rolls Vegetables (corn on the cob) Cranberry Stuffing Pumpkin/Apple Pie Whipped Cream Sourcing Butternut Squash Soup:¬†Farmers Market. Gourd. Cut in half, remove seeds, bake till a knife slides out easily. Usually 40+ minutes at 350-400. Then, remove the skin, add water, and blend. Also, consider nutmeg …