Cheeses for holiday baking and cooking

This holiday, consider cheese for baking and cooking. But first, is cheese even something you want to put on your menu? As I write in FoodWISE (with an eye on some history and cultural geography), The trick here is to stop—think—then act; consider all the factors in...

Breads with grains that grow themselves!

Here’s a story from the Washington Post published a few days ago: On baking bread with perennial grains, those are grains that don’t need to be reseeded each year. They include wheats! Hence, bread! Long-ferment breads The story talks about recipes for fighting...

Easy cooking with cauliflower!

Easy cooking with cauliflower! But first, a little tidbit from FoodWISE, “Cooking is one of the most radical things we can do—especially given the huge time-saving appeal of prepared foods. Many convenient foods masquerade as Whole—like breads and wraps that have...

Eat more vegetables? Squeeze-and-sauté leafy greens

Swiss chard and squash August greens are some of my favorite—collards, mustards, kale. They’re especially yummy with potatoes. We’re told that leafy greens are good for us, but why? They’re nutritious (think, for kale: vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, folate,...

Favorite roasted potato recipe—light and fluffy!

FoodWISE cooking today is about roasting light and fluffy potatoes! From Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes. It’s at: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/simple-herb-oven-roasted-potatoes/ I’ll share the trick right now, which is really a step—soak the potatoes (cut into cubes)...

COVID on USA campuses and in India news reports

    Reporting from The New York Times gives us a good look as to what’s happening on college campuses, and then the current crisis in India. What has caused the crisis? Poor government policies? Poor preparedness? New variants? Lagging vaccination rates? The New...

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