Category Archives: Ingredients

Roasting Garlic Bittman Style

I’ve started to really like the method of roasting garlic that Mark Bittman writes about in Food Matters. Instead of slicing the end off of a whole head of garlic, (or a few whole heads of garlic), drizzling the head(s) with olive oil, and roasting, he suggests separating the garlic into cloves and roasting those […]

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Starting the Harvest

When I planted my garden at the beginning of April I wasn’t completely sure that there wouldn’t be some winter weather that would kill it off. There have been a couple of small snowfalls but nothing with the kind of cold that kills off cold weather vegetables, and this week we ate our first salad, […]

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Sweet, Sweet Honey

I went down to Atwater Market today and got some natural, local, unpasteurized, clover honey, then came home and enjoyed really good honey & butter on my bread.

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Early Spring Gardening

One place to get fresh, tasty, and healthy vegetables is from the garden. The apartment where we’ve lived for the past few years has a garden, and I’ve planted vegetables ever since we’ve lived here. We’ve had tomatoes, peas, radishes, potatoes, hot peppers, and more. However, this year we’re moving, so as of July 1 […]

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Rapini Pasta

Last Thursday I wrote about our first experience eating rapini. I liked it, Joanie didn’t like it so much. We still had some rapini left over in the bottom of our fridge that wasn’t rotten yet and needed to be eaten, and today was the day. I had been thinking about putting it into a […]

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Ate an Artichoke

We had never tried artichoke before, so Joanie bought a couple the other day, (at the same time we bought the chayote, actually), and we finally got around to eating them just now. It’s kind of fun, but a lot of work for not very much food, (that can be a good thing or bad […]

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Diet Diversity: Rapini & Chayote

A couple of weeks ago I lamented that we didn’t have enough variety in our diet. I talked to Joanie and she agreed, so we did something about it. Chayote: Looks like a Pear with a Bum We bought a chayote to try. We saw it in IGA and thought “how bad can it be?” […]

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  • What is Choices That Matter?

    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.