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New Year’s Empanadas

Man of La Muncha and I were both on vacation for the week between Christmas and New Year's, which opened up many possibilities for cooking and eating some of the bounty from our Crown S Ranch meat CSA, using recipes that aren't really possible during a work week, and not something we tend to want to try on...

Risotto a go-go

About four years ago, I was laid off from my job during the Great Economic Downturn of 2002.  After the requisite month of blind panic, I settled into what I think of now as an unemployed lifestyle; that is to say, I exercised more, read a tremendous number of books, and made sure that when Man of La Muncha...

Ask the Ethicurean: What is a whole grain?

Omniho suggested a while ago that we start a regular feature called "Ask the Ethicurean," in which readers pose ethical-eating dilemmas or inquire about brands you'd like us to investigate. Chances are we won't know the answer offhand, but with the help of Google, Lexis-Nexis, access to academic and...

Digesting: GMO roundup

Certifiably man-made crop circles such as this one featured on Greenpeace's website have begun "cropping up" in fields around the world: in the Philippines, France, Spain, and Mexico—the birthplace of corn. The message is clear: we do not want genetically engineered corn in our fields or in our food. (To...

Illegal rice: outrage and outrageous acts

OK, now I'm angry. Really angry -- in a good way. After more that three weeks of trying to find my writing voice — and not having enough procrastination time built into my schedule to coax it out — it's finally back! Nothing like a little David and Goliath drama to spur me back into action. "Where's the...

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