The Agricola Cookbook is the must-have local cookbook of the summer

Agricola Cookbook |

I’m not even sure where to start with Agricola Cookbook because almost every recipe is begging for me to make it. Filled with recipes from Princeton’s Agricola Community Eatery, it’s subtitled Seasonal American Comfort Food with Style and Grace. I’m counting on the recipes and cooking tips in this book to bump my locavore dishes up a notch […]

Fresh, locally grown basil in February? Yep.

Jersey Fresh hydroponic basil from Olive Creek Farms |

I needed fresh herbs for pizza sauce, and I was pleased to find Jersey Fresh basil at Shoprite in February. How is that possible? Hydroponics. It’s a method of growing plants without soil. All the nutrients that plants need come from water in this modern farming method, and it’s very space efficient.  This is a […]

‘Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese:’ You’re going to want this book

Quick post today. I’m sorry I went silent last week, but I had good reason. I was in California on a media trip touring California vineyards, sustainable hotels, farm-to-fork restaurants, and more. It was an amazing trip and I’ll tell you more about that later. I’m still playing catch up with kids, sleep, and clients. […]