Last month we sadly shared the news that Consumer Reports recently tested 28 brands of chocolate for unhealthy levels of lead and cadmium, and in its February 2023 issue of its magazine spotlighted a "Safety Alert" on consuming dark chocolate. We have always whole-heartedly … [Read more...] about Chocolate Gifts Still A Sweet Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Despite “Safety Alert”
The last of the 2022 fall season's crop of fresh Cape Cod cranberries recently inspired the preparation of a dozen cranberry pecan muffins by this home baker. For years, this long-term member of the Honest Weight Food Co-op in Albany, New York, has kept an eye out for the … [Read more...] about Fresh Cape Cod Cranberries No Longer Available In Late January, But California Cara Cara Oranges At Their Seasonal Height
We recently spotlighted the "powerful phytochemicals" in cocoa beans, noting in particular that the raw cacao powder from Bonao Cacao available at this chocolate lover's hometown food co-op, the Honest Weight in Albany, New York is "rich in antioxidants" 40 times that in … [Read more...] about Trader Joe’s Targeted In Lawsuits For Heavy Metal Levels In Its Chocolate: Unfairly?
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company (Carmel Valley Coffee) for nearly 30 years has been roasting coffee and now has three locations in Carmel (Monterey County), California. The family-scale company has always served coffee that embodies its "commitment to provide superior … [Read more...] about 90 Coffee Roasters Now Spotlighted With Addition of Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company
For the past several years, we've spotlighted Sierra's Cool School Rankings. Sierra is the official magazine of the Sierra Club, the oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental group in the United States "with more than 3.8 million members and supporters" … [Read more...] about Vermont’s Sterling College Remains #1 For Food & Dining