Seasonal Eater

Well, the good news is winter has arrived just in time to think about spring, summer and fall. Part, a big part, of being a seasonal eater is planning ahead and now is the time to let farmers plan for you. You might be thinking of roasted potato soup and hearty comfort foods, but farmers […]

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How to Use Celeriac

In case you haven’t noticed grocery stores are working diligently to be beautiful. I, for one, can hardly enter the whirring doors of a supermarket without being mesmerized by the glistening stacks of blushing pink ladies and rounded columns of orange carrots with green fronds flowing. And somewhere, usually tucked between green and white ribbed […]

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Crumbs

Fruit over fruit loops is the underlying motive for Slow Food USA and its chapters to address why it’s easier and less expensive to eat junk, or is it? On Sept. 17, Slow Food USA launched the $5 challenge, asking people to cook slow food for the cost of fast food. More than 30,000 people […]

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Flour Power

In a world where reality television shows portray 20-somethings with as much depth as a flip-flop and compassion that rarely goes beyond a mirror someone like Steve Kelly is a refreshing beam of hope. The 24-year-old’s potpie business turned cookie business turned non-profit baking classroom is something worthy of envy, replication and support nationwide. Fresh […]

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Fast Fall Flavors

My garden met an untimely demise this year. The squash beetles killed my zucchini, and well, all my squash. The early rain and overly hot summer nearly destroyed my tomatoes. I have five beautiful plants loaded with green tomatoes and nary a red one in sight. The movie may have made green tomatoes famous, but […]

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Crumbs 8.31.11

— Westside Community Schools hired Sharon Schaefer as the new Culinary Manager for Westside High School. Schaefer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and interned at the Food Network. She hopes to further incorporate from-scratch cooking and local foods into Westside’s menus. — Lincoln-based ShadowBrook Farm was awarded […]

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Local food is making an encore appearance at area schools this year.

— Millard Public Schools will feature a fresh pick of the month offering products from regional producers: Daniels Produce, Garden Fresh Vegetables, Phil Scavo Farms, Stanberry Produce, Deardorf Sweet Corn and Capitol City Fruit. — Omaha Public Schools is adding Mi Mama’s Tortillas, which are produced in Omaha. Much of the grain in the whole-wheat […]

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Know Your Farmer

Terra Sorenson drove up in a golf cart wearing pigtails and a dirty off-white newsboy cap. Today is CSA harvest day. It’s 8:30 in the morning and she along with her business partners Matthew Hall and Max Brummond already have a thick coat of soil caked to their arms and legs. “Hi,” she said popping […]

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