Potato pancakes

I love potatoes. In fact if you don’t like potatoes I’m pretty sure we can’t be friends. I realize they’re probably not the best thing to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, but since the Super Bowl was this past weekend and I busted out some homemade potato skins, I had leftover potatoes. One […]

Coffee From Haiti for Haiti

Some of you will remember that last May I headed to Lexington, Ky for the Alltech International Ag Symposium. What an amazing experience. I made some great friends, met folks who’re involved in ag from all around the world, learned a lot, and of course had fun! I got to visit the Kentucky Horse Park, […]

Eating Rainbows in 2014

There are experts that encourage eating different colors of food – reds, white, greens etc. The nutrition varies, they say. But eating isn’t just nutrition. After all, how many “nutritionally complete” products exist that are dismissed for tasting like cardboard? More than that, what does eating rainbows mean? We have variety – including heirlooms that […]

Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage Biscuits

I had a piece of heaven when I was in Texas the first of November. Heaven came in the form of a muffin. A muffin with sausage, cheddar cheese, herbs and jalapeno peppers. And the world said, Amen. I’m not a huge muffin fan, so I figured I could make the same thing with a […]

Pumpkin Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

For a few years now I’ve wanted to make a cookie like this, but haven’t ever done it. This year I decided there were no excuses. I borrowed this one from this blog and made a few changes. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

What Does It Cost to Farm?

It’s easy to see the dollar signs when it comes to buying food. It’s easy to think different options should all be the same – a head of lettuce is a head of lettuce, right? So let’s say I borrow $45,000 for a hydroponic aquaculture system – this doesn’t include fish, water, food, any chemicals […]

Steak Salad with Goat Cheese and Coconut Rum

I’m not a big rum drinker. It’s generally too sweet for my tastes. However, I do love to use it when I cook – as a deglazing agent. It sounds so formal to call it an “agent”! One of my standby suppers is beef salad. I don’t, as a rule, lack for beef around here, […]