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A Guide To The Kinds Of Summer Melons

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

'Tis the season to surround yourself with melons. Although available year round, they reach their sweet, nutrient-packed peak of perfection right aro...

WATCH: Kitten Scared Of Two Apples

Posted 09.09.2011 | Comedy

YouTuber ignoramusky's little kitten does not know what to make of these apples, and it's a valid concern. What would you do if you woke up and there ...

Flaming Dessert Burns Restaurant Patrons

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

That's a tragic story, not to be miminized in any way. But one of the main reasons it shocks us is that fruit is not supposed to hurt.

The Casual Beer Drinker's Summer Brews Rundown

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Small Kitchen College Ahh, summer! Nary a warm breeze wafted o'er my sunkissed cheeks before I thought: man, I could really use a beer right now. In...

The Best-Ever Chocolate Bark

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.08.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Back in college, I felt the loss of a kitchen with all of my heart. I missed my family, our Sunday shopping trips, and the 5:30pm moment when we went ...

8 Summer Cocktails

Imbibe | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

Summer has finally arrived, and this year instead of relying on the same old drinks to cool you off, why not mix it up with one of these easy-to-make ...

100 Ways To Use Strawberries

Endless Simmer | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

Strawberry season comes but once a year, and before you know it, you've spent way too much at the farmers' market buying an entire flat of them, only ...

First Prize Pies

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"I've been trying to figure out who my customers are and it's hard to say. I get a lot of New Yorkers. I get a lot of Midwesterners. It almost depends...

Lucas Kavner

California Mom Collects 500 Tons Of Fresh Fruit For The Hungry | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

Anna Chan's story is proof that one passing thought could have a lasting effect. Less than three years ago, Anna found herself constantly searching...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

Pop Tarts Conquer Postmodern Menus

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Filled flat pastries are an ancient, universal comfort food. Tarts can be elegant. Yet they're primordial in principle, made to be their own packaging, made to be eaten hand-to-mouth.

How To Appreciate Your Spring Fruits and Vegetables

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

We're in the interlude between winter and spring right now; by the calendar, we're into spring, but the local vegetable offerings would seem to indica...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Health and Vitality -- It's About Community

Joe Cross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Cross

Along with eating right and exercise, Web-based communities are emerging as a third prong in a plan to not only reclaim but maintain health and vitality.

Weekly Pulse: South Dakota's Legislative Attack on Abortion Providers

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The South Dakota House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that would expand the definition ...

Fake Blueberries Abound In Commercial Products

LA Times | Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The nonprofit Consumer Wellness Center reported Thursday that its investigation found "blueberries" that were nothing more than a concoction of sugar,...

Wal-Mart's New Policy Starves Us of Fresh Food

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

Using fresh food as a loss leader is ludicrous as a solution to getting more fruits and vegetables into the mouths of Americans.

Five Reasons Why Preserving Summer Fruits Like Grandma Is Green

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

I say we need a revolution -- one where people spend less time at shopping malls, and more in the kitchen.

The Best Winter Fruit For Your Buck

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's slim pickings in the fresh fruit aisle at this time of year. It appears to be well stocked--you can find berries and melons just like you did in...

Speak, Memory: School Lunch, an Embarrassment of Richness

Karen Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Kelly

After taking note of the fact that there are no overweight children in my son's class, including those who receive government, aid I realized that serving a very limited selection of simple food isn't such a bad idea after all.

Canning My Fear of Canning Tomatoes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I feel inducted into a world where slowing down is necessary, and the reward is both a can of local tomatoes and a day spent in the kitchen with my mom.

Jerry Appleseed

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples in the Midwest by saying, "Granny Smith, meet McIntosh. Mac has invented a newfang...

The Problem With Fruit Vending Machines | By ILAN BRAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The big push for vending machines to sell healthier snacks has overlooked something: It isn't easy for a machine to deliver an unbruised banana. The...

Why Fall Fruits & Veggies Are So Dang Good for You

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carolyn Scott

When autumn rolls around we begin to see many beautiful squashes and gourds. While they look pretty on a tablescape, the health benefits of the veggies and fruit that pop up this time of year are vast.