Do You Love Food? Do You Know Where To Get More?

Oct 25 2013

Farmer markets

What kind of Food Network local broadcasting do you watch? What interests you when it comes to watching the Food Network locally? Some people only watch it for the reality shows and the competitions. And there are some great ones on there. But there is so much more when it comes to the Food Network, and food in general. Break out of your comfort zone when it comes to your watching habits, and try something new.

  • Why Is Food Important?
  • There are a lot of cooking shows out there that really stress the importance of food. It is not just about cooking food for supper every night. Food is a communal experience. It brings family and friends together to share in that one thing that they can all agree on.

    Being able to cook, even on a basic level, allows you to communicate in that way wi

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Why Should You Buy Locally? Three Options and Reasons to Avoid the Big Supermarkets

Sep 23 2013

Farm markets

Did you know that the average American meal travels for about 1,500 miles before it arrives on your plate? There are a lot of reasons this is not ideal. Not only does it increase our carbon foot print, or how much carbon dioxide emissions our purchases contribute to the atmosphere, but it can also lead to lower quality foods. Because fruit, for example, has to travel long distances, it is often picked while still unripe, then gassed to ripen it after transportation. Tired of being a part of this? Here are three solutions for learning to eat locally grown foods.

1. Farmer Markets

Most communities both large and small support a local farmer’s market, and this can be a great way to get produce that is both cheap and locally grown. Not only will you cut down on your footprint, but you also get a c

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Three Excellent Reasons to Skip the Supermarket, and Find a Farmer

Aug 26 2013

Organic farmers market

Local, natural, free range, organic, fair trade, all these words get thrown around so often that it can be easy to forget about what they truly mean. Buying and eating local means to seek out food that is grown in your community. For example, if you live in a temperate climate, it might mean buying tomatoes from a local farmer instead of ones from the supermarket. Supermarket produce is usually imported from across the country, or from some other country altogether.

There are many excellent reasons to eat local, but here are the big three.

1. It is easy!

CSA, also known as Community Supported Agriculture farms, and farmer markets make it easy for you to find local fruits, vegetables, meat, and other products. Depending on where you live, you may also find it easy to get local foods year round. Cali

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Buying Food Does Not Always Have to Feel Like a Chore

Jul 26 2013

Market place foods

Many individuals spend all week looking forward to the weekend only to realize that, on at least one of the days, they will not be able to do anything fun because they have to run errands and go grocery shopping for their family. However, fresh food markets provide an opportunity to combine the two. Going to the grocery store is a hassle, and pushing through crowded aisles and waiting in line at the cashier is never any fun. In order to avoid those problems, many individuals will want to do their shopping in the fresh air and laid back atmosphere of farmer markets.

Despite constant efforts by management teams to make their supermarket feel more fun, grocery stores still feel like grocery stores. While there are probably more items there than at a fresh food market, for most, shopping for food always feels

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How Your Love for Ice Cream Could Change the World

Sep 30 2016


Summer is a popular season, and of course, for good reason. The sunshine, beach weather, endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and so much more give it quite the appeal. But perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of summertime can actually be enjoyed all year long, just perhaps in different settings. Ice cream, in any form, is almost always a welcome treat. Piled atop cones, layered in cake, whipped up in a shake, or simple ice cream cups with lids for when you are on the go, the deliciously sweet treat is always a good choice.

From ice cream cups with lids to creative concoctions

Though styles and flavors of ice cream have come a long way since plain old boring vanilla in

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Why Is Ice Cream One Of The World’s Most Beloved Treats?

Sep 28 2016

Tasting spoon

What’s the most popular dessert worldwide? That’s a bit of a tricky question, considering we have entirely different cultures, histories and environments to take into account! While some would point at cake or smoothies as a widely beloved treat (indeed, they’re rather delicious), the most popular dessert has always been ice cream and frozen yogurt. This icy delicacy has been around for hundreds of years, easily considered one of the most consistent staples of human history. Nowadays it makes for booming business, selling to millions of people across the world at any given point and time.

Where Did Ice Cream And Frozen Yogurt Come From?

To learn about the worldwide appeal of ice cream is to learn about the world! Ice cream has been around for a very long time, uncovered by hi

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Four Ways To Distinguish Authentic Mexican Food

Sep 22 2016

Best mexican in miami

There are several key signs you have never had real Mexican food. For one thing, if you’ve never had cilantro in your life, this is perhaps a sign that you’ve eaten at some places that call themselves Mexican restaurants — but you’ve never had real Mexican food. If the highlight of your meal is the bowl of chips that is served before the main entree, you’ve never had real Mexican food. And if you’ve never experienced anything with actual “heat”, you have ever had real Mexican food. But those are just a few signs you have never had real Mexican food. Unfortunately, though Americans have long had a love affair with what they think is Mexican food — with one out o

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Dress Up Your Plate with Micro Greens and Edible Flowers

Sep 21 2016

Edible lavender flowers

If you?re looking for a way to upgrade your cooking skills and recreate a fine dining experience at home, consider using micro greens and edible flowers to add flavor and visual interest to your dishes. There are dozens of different edible flowers and micro green varieties to suit your culinary needs. Whether you?re using micro herbs to complement a filet or crystallized flowers to decorate a cake, specialty produce can help you create more memorable meals, taking your cooking from good to great.

Micro greens are young vegetable greens that are harvested after they have developed a single pair of true leaves. The entire micro gree

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