So unexpected (plus a recipe)

Me? Write a cookbook? Well, after deciding a meal my husband made was too pretty to eat and took out my new studio lights to take pictures - I was hooked. I have awakened a new passion the past few days to design recipes and artistically and visually capture the love I have for food, [...]

The fresh connection

A couple of weeks ago, my partner and I brought home our first-ever CSA (community supported agriculture) care package from an area organic farm. A CSA is simply an agreement where you pay a local farmer a certain amount for a set period of weeks, for which in return you get a weekly bag of [...]

Guest column: The Dodd-Frank Net Might Ensnare the Family Meal

By Don CourseyAmeritech Professor of Public Policy StudiesHarris School of the University of ChicagoFederal regulators recently roiled America's farmers with the release of new rules for financial instruments. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, officially announced the new requirements and said they would [...]

A locavore’s holiday: National Farmer’s Market Week

In case you didn't know, this coming week August 5 - 11 is National Farmer's Market Week. All hail the mighty American farmer! Locavores, unite! Believe me when I tell you, farmers don't do what they do for the money. Well, they try to. But for smaller farms, it's becoming harder and harder to break even these [...]