leadimage Renee Studebaker

    Renee Studebaker writes about the intersection of gardening, food and life on her blog, Renee's New Blog. She claims her affection for homegrown vegetables began when she was a kid spending summers at my grandparent's farm in Arkansas.

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secondimage Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors (podcast)

Seeds are crazy cool. They remain dormant until conditions are right to support their growth. Once they receive the necessary moisture, warmth and sunshine, the life force stirs within them and they begin their journey into the world.

secondimage Food Recovery for the 21st Century (podcast)

Grocers have to offer consumers perfect produce. But what happens to the "ugly produce" or other food that doesn't make the grade--especially when 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure? That's where food recovery comes in. And Wheatsville Food Coop is a model for the practice.

secondimage Peace through P.I.E.(podcast)

Peace through P.I.E. (Peace Includes Everyone) is a movement and nonprofit with a "simple" premise: gather together people from diverse backgrounds and ideologies to share meaningful conversations about themselves, peace, social justice and more. Oh, and there's pie.

secondimage A Tippler’s Guide to Taming a Hangover

Celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next with an adult beverage (or two or five) is a tradition. And so is the resulting hangover. However, with a little planning and only a modicum of restraint, you can have the fun and skip the throbbing noggin and queasy stomach.

leadimage Onion Soup with Venison Shanks

This classic French onion soup includes venison shanks. The long cooking process melds the sweetness of the onions and the meatiness of the venison.

leadimage “Ugly Produce” Recipe, Courtesy of Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs recovers food that would have been discarded, and shares it as a way of protesting war and poverty. The organization also reduces food waste and meets the direct need of their community by collecting discarded food, preparing vegan meals that they share with the hungry.

leadimage Recipes for Making Peace With Pie

February is National Pie Month--but we're starting early to acknowledge and celebrate Peace through P.I.E. (Peace Includes Everyone). Some of our food blogger friends were kind enough to share some of their recipes with us.

leadimage Menudo Rojo is Good and Good for You

Few people are undecided about their feelings when it comes to the savory, pungent Mexican soup of entrails and animal hooves, called menudo. They either love it or hate it.