The Organic Alternative

In 2001 scientists studying pesticide residues discovered that all of the 96 children in their research group had measurable levels of organophosphate metabolites in their urine, except for one child, as reported in Environmental Health Perspectives. Upon questioning this child’s parents, they discovered that the family bought exclusively organic produce. Two years later, these same…

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Kiwi Salsa

The following recipe suggests using kiwis the way one might use a raw tomato, in that they are both acidic and sweet, and suggests making salsa with them. Brilliant! Here is a lovely spicy seasonal salsa using a few kiwi fruit, with some pomegranate seeds for added color and sweetness, and avocado to balance out…

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That was a dinner party!

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to introduce my team of employees and team of farmers to our customers. Together we have an incredible community of folks and together we can do an incredible amount of good. The Comcast Arena at Everett was the perfect place to host our 2nd Annual Dinner Party. Chef Larry Fontaine…

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Green Bean, Potato and Leek Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 medium-small red potatoes 1 pound green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 4 leeks (white part only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise Chopped fresh parsley 3 hard-boiled eggs, shelled, quartered (optional) PREPARATION Boil or steam potatoes and…

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Five Ways to Eat Green Beans

Green beans are a workhorse vegetable: nothing flashy, rarely the star, but always dependable in a supporting role. They’re versatile, too—they’ll work well with just about any cuisine. To prove their versatility, here are five out-of-the-ordinary ideas for cooking with green beans, each from a different culture: 1. Southern. Bacon grease “brings out the best…

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Face to Face

I often find myself appreciating the fact that I am alive now. I mean now, as in 2012. The technology available to us today, I never could have imagined would even be a possibility. Back in the 90s, when my dad installed a 12” long “car phone” in his silver Jeep, I thought we had arrived….

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