Monthly Archives: March 2014

Recipe – Ziti with Sausage and Broccoli

One of my favorite tasting, and most versatile foods in recipes is sausage.  There’s nothing like a good quality pork sausage, but if you want to change it up try chicken sausage, which is a tasty alternative to pork.  I get both kinds from Greensbury Market, an online modern-day market specializing in Continue reading

Another Reason to Buy Local – Organics from China

I recently heard that organic chickens in the US are being fed organic feed from China. That doesn’t make sense. The cost of shipping feed that far goes counter to the organic ethos, which in it’s essence stands for local, sustainable food systems.  I’m also concerned about the organic standards in China. Continue reading

Recipe – Marinara Sauce

Many years ago I remember eating a fresh tomato sauce that tasted just what I thought Marinara should taste like; fresh, light, garlicky, with a hint of basil, all complimenting the sweet tomatoes.  It was from a local Italian restaurant, and ever since, my goal has been to reproduce it at home. I think this recipe does it. Continue reading

Recipe – Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Whole Wheat)

I never baked a cookie in my life, until I turned 40.  Growing up, my mom was always working, and being Greek, baking chocolate chip cookies with her 3 kids wasn’t in the realm of likelihood.  But secretly, I’ve always dreamed of standing at my mother’s apron strings, begging to lick the wooden spoon of it’s delicious batter, hoping for the stray chocolate chip. Continue reading