Food fraud—tampering, diluting, mislabeling, substituting, or misrepresenting food, ingredients, or packaging for the sole intent of financial gain—is pervasive and widespread. Remember when horse meat was detected a few years ago in what was thought to be hamburger in the UK and Ireland? This was not the first—nor the last—incident of food fraud. Fooling the consumer with a little bait and switch has been going on for thousands of years.
Nutty Bunny’s texture is smooth but dense, a little like marrying pudding and natural peanut butter. In fact, it’s the combination of finely ground cashews and coconut oil, her “ice cream” base, that creates the firm texture that signals you’re eating something more closely approximating a meal than a dessert.
Heritage turkeys sold at retail – in stores and online – are raised in California by Bill Niman’s BN Ranch and Mary’s Free Range Turkey, and Frank Reese’s Good Shepard Poultry Ranch in Kansas. This year, I’m excited to share a source for local, organic heritage turkeys right here in Fairfield County.
Fairfield County has a surprising number of organic farm stands, including two new ones in Stamford and Wilton. Between the farmers’ markets and farm stands, it’s now easier than ever to find a local food source convenient to you. This guide will be updated throughout the summer to reflect late openings.
By Analiese Paik Stoneledge Farm’s Certified Organic CSA has drop/pick up locations in Stamford, Wilton/Norwalk, and Southport for the Summer 2012 season. The shares from this family-owned, 90 acre, NOFA-NY certified organic farm located in South Cairo, New York are varied … Read more
By Analiese Paik Thank you to all our readers and MamaCat’s Q. Tea fans who participated in our tea giveaway in honor of National Hot Tea Month. We enjoyed reading all your comments below! And the winners are… Andrea W … Read more