Pen And Squid Ink—Real Food For Living People Section :: Page 2

  • BLOG — Spring cleaning for the body

    The simple flavors of eggplant, string beans and garlic steamed in a little coconut oil.

    Spring is purification time at our house, when, much like cleaning out the closets, we do a thorough wringing of our guts.

  • BLOG — An opera cake to sing about

    This is not my cake, but it is exemplary of what I think an Opera should look like.

    This great for any sweet occasion cake really is easier to make than it looks.

  • BLOG — Chilis that came before the McKinney Chili Cook-off

    chilis

    The McKinney School’s 17th annual Chili Cook-off is coming next month, and it has some stiff competition from chiliheads around the country.

  • BLOG — Students vet the culinary industrial complex

    Lauren Heaton

    School food may be wanting, but it is astonishing to think that anyone could come up with a meal plan to feed a bunch of hungry kids with picky tastes for under two bucks fifty a meal.

  • BLOG — Kids navigate gustatory rush hour

    Sodexo's cheeseburger and salad.

    This week in the McKinney/Yellow Springs High School cafeteria, I learned a funny thing.

  • BLOG — Get educated about school lunch

    Lauren Heaton

    While hopefully cafeterias are not the place where most of our children’s food experiences originate, the school lunchroom is a place where kids spend a regular, if brief, part of every weekday. What is it like for them to sit down together, and what do they eat?

  • BLOG — Symbols of a prosperous 2011

    Lauren Heaton

    When asked about the meaning of Christmas, my grandmother would always reply with a boisterous step, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” But asked about the meaning of New Year’s, her speech would suddenly assume a more reverent cadence.

  • When asked about the meaning of Christmas, my grandmother would always reply with a boisterous step, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” It’s about all one could expect from a woman who grew up with Buddha as the household deity, and still thought of going to the shrine as a punishment. But asked about the meaning of New […]

  • BLOG — Everyone’s fond of fondue

    Sheep cheese fondue

    Fondue makes a warming holiday party food that friends and family can gather around.

  • BLOG — Super sumac, soulful shiso

    Sumac Fruit

    Two reddish-purple herbs from two Eastern countries share some interesting properties and add fabulous flavor to complement the taste formula.

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