Category: Food for Thought

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December 28, 2017 CarolAnn

How the Foods We Eat Affect the Planet Climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a source of heat-trapping gases. How is food one of the key factors in an environmental crisis that threatens the basis of life on earth?How is the environment affected by the foods we eat and the food system that…

December 18, 2017 CarolAnn

Food and love are inexorably linked. Food really is love. Take advantage of that bond. Show your love with food. Food Really Is Love In the symbolic and metaphoric sense of the word, food is a gift from the heavens. Food is delicious. Food is pleasurable. Food can make us feel good. Eating nourishing food,…

December 12, 2017 CarolAnn

Dining with our dogs?! Good idea or not? Dogs are charming dining companions. But are we spoiling our dogs when we invite them to share our food?  And is people food even good for dogs? Is Your Dog Spoiled? Are you concerned that allowing your dogs on the furniture and feeding them people food equals…

November 16, 2017 CarolAnn

What’s your eating style? Would you like to move toward a more healthful diet? Are you concerned about the horrendous treatment of factory-farmed animals?  Are you aware of the dwindling ability of Mother Earth to produce enough food for her inhabitants? Have you thought about becoming a vegetarian? There is a world of reasons to go…

November 15, 2017 CarolAnn

Take Your Place in the Fight to End Hunger in America Forty-two million people in the U.S.—one in six children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The population of our 50 largest cities basically equals the number of hungry Americans. We have the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Please take…

November 7, 2017 CarolAnn

The Case for Holiday Food Gifts Food is one of my favorite gift categories. Food gifts need not be expensive, everyone likes them, and they won’t sit in someone’s closet. And if you like the idea of giving gifts that give back, we have some great suggestions for you! Women’s Bean Project The mission of…

November 2, 2017 CarolAnn

A Brief History of Toast “The ancient Egyptians, around 6000 years ago, were the first to develop the bread that we know today. They realised that if they let the bread sit out in Egypt’s warm climate it would rise, and when baked would retain its risen shape. However, they also noticed that after a few days…

November 2, 2017 CarolAnn

If you are a parent, or anyone who cares for children, you should know the importance of teaching your child to cook. Of course, there are the obvious practical reasons for learning to cook. But there are other very important reasons. As you teach the art and science of cooking, you can also teach good…

October 29, 2017 CarolAnn

Discover some simple strategies for eating well. These tips will take you from planning to table with ease. Includes suggestions for menu planning, food shopping, and cooking. How do you feel about the whole business of feeding yourself and your family? Chore or pleasure? For me the answer usually falls somewhere in the middle. How…

October 29, 2017 CarolAnn

Global warming is very real, and it is the preeminent danger to human civilization today. Climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a source of heat-trapping gases. What choices can we as individuals make to lower our “carbon foodprint”? What Does a Diet for a Healthy Planet Look Like? How is food one of the key factors in an…