Skillet Spiced Apple and Cranberry Crumble Recipe

Skillet Spiced Apple and Cranberry Crumble Recipe

The holidays are pure happiness for me – from everything from the weather to the start of citrus season – purely blissful!  This super easy crisp (or crumble, as some call it) is so fragrant and makes the most delicious dish for the holidays. Add some...
Big or Small, Does Size Really Matter?

Big or Small, Does Size Really Matter?

Having spent the first 19 years of my life in Iowa, I am keenly aware of the juxtaposition of big Ag and small family farms. For the most part, Iowa is a vast rolling landscape of corn and soy, planted and harvested by one agricultural soldier with his tractor, GPS...
The GMO Labeling Discussion is Not Yet Over

The GMO Labeling Discussion is Not Yet Over

It was June 2016 when the law passed requiring foods with GMO ingredients to be labeled. This disclosure was the first of its kind in the U.S., a milestone for food transparency and simultaneously a source of monumental discontent for many. The law requires that...
Give Thanks that Hope Springs Organic

Give Thanks that Hope Springs Organic

I had lunch with a colleague last week, an organic advocate, businesswoman and friend. I had not connected with her in far too many years. We both built businesses and believed in organic before there was such a thing. We reminisced about the passion and energy we...
Will FDA Alter the GMO Argument For Organic?

Will FDA Alter the GMO Argument For Organic?

Why do consumers buy certified organic food? They cite the avoidance of persistent insecticides, herbicides and hormones, and to protect the health of their families and the environment. Another significant guarantee the organic label provides consumers is the lack of...
Gulet Sea Change – An Aegean Culinary Adventure

Gulet Sea Change – An Aegean Culinary Adventure

I find myself in the southern Aegean on a stout wooden sailing vessel known as a gulet. My original holiday notion was to visit a few Greek Islands. But the Turkish Turquoise Coast was thrice recommended by a few nautical souls familiar with this part of the...

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