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’ve often noted the many reasons to connect up with a local farm as a farm share participant, which bear repeating. Freshly harvested food tastes better; buying food from a local farm offering CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm shares puts money in the pocket of a … [Read more...] about Easy To Think Spring With Daylight Growing & Sign-ups for CSA Farm Shares For 2023 Happening Now
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?
That bright pink fish became a centerpiece of our diet, its health benefits aggressively promoted, its resultant appeal so great that it even gave its name to a trendy color. You know what they say about All Good Things, and so it is with our favorite seafood. Turns out not only … [Read more...] about Risky Business: Profiting From Farming Salmon In Ocean-based Pens In Peril From Sea Parasites