Food

New MacDonald, Organic or Not

Agriculture is changing. It always has, while rooted in tradition, looking at doing things better. Cheaper. This is often seen as a bad thing, and taken to extremes. It’s said organic doesn’t do that…but any farm, including organic, needs to make the maximum use of their space. It doesn’t matter if it’s 300 acres or […]

What You Think Vs What You Know

Have you ever bought something that you thought was a pretty good deal only to find out that – darn it – it really wasn’t that good of a deal? Or you thought you were choosing something based on what it sounded like, only to find out the reality was different? Perhaps it was free […]

Crustless Quiche

I’m not going to lie — eating breakfast is by far one of my favorite things to do. But I’ve done something I thought I’d never do — I am going gluten free (well as much as possible) because of my hypothyroidism.  You can’t buy instant anything in the grocery stores around here that are […]

What Food Babe Doesn’t Know

With a new book out, beating the publicity drum and firing up the marketing machine, Vani Hari has reawakened her “Army” to sending more money to support her lifestyle. She makes, it seems, millions of dollars leading millions of people to do what she says, and target companies that she wants to change. It’s the […]

Holy Hot Peppers – Sweet!

When most people go to the store they see, typically, a few types of peppers. Sweet peppers are the common “California wonder” bell pepper in green, red or yellow, and hot peppers are jalapenos. Sometimes banana peppers are available. The canned food section may have chilis, or dried chili or cayenne peppers. Most people aren’t […]

Recycling Options in Walker County Alabama

So often it’s easy on the internet to think beyond our home area. Add to that, the idea that livestock or things from somewhere else are more valued. There are those who sell rabbits, cattle, horses all over the US but don’t sell many close to home. It makes community programs difficult, and yet we […]

Convenient and Inconvenient Truth

Recently a dairy myth came up on an online forum along with the predictable cut and paste (and wrong) arguments of why Americans shouldn’t use dairy. You see, America is so unhealthy because we eat dairy products, and if we just do without dairy we’d be healthier. Go vegan. Go vegetarian. Go grass fed. Yes […]

Label EVERYTHING! Really?

Sometimes I read comment sections and wonder just how much people REALLY want, and if they realize what that takes. A great example came forth recently with a question asked on Eat Local Grown, a Facebook page. Regular readers already know how I feel about BS labels. And food choices. And transparency. So it was […]

SlowMoneyFarm Farm Share Changes

From the beginning of the idea, the farm share program was designed not only as a means of raising funds for operation but helping folks get a good deal on food and us a direct market for what we produce. The price point has proven to be problematic for many, and the demand has been […]