Dear Foodie: Tomato Withdrawals

Dear Foodie, Here it is the dead of winter and I am missing my farmers markets and all the colorful and flavorful fruits and vegetables. I can’t afford to move to California. How can I get my hands on a great tomato?

Happy Cows

Dear Foodie, When visiting a restaurant, I always make a habit of inquiring from where my hamburger meat comes. Recently, when I asked the question I got not only the name of the farm on which the animal was raised, that it had been raised humanely and that the farm took particular care to make […]

Dear Foodie: Going Local vs Big Box Store Savings

Dear Foodie, I keep hearing that if I buy from locally owned restaurants and stores, I keep dollars in my community.  The “go local” people act like I’m taking food out of my children’s mouths by buying at my favorite discount big box stores.  I really like the bargains I get there and I can […]

Dear Foodie: Truth in Labeling vs. Marketing Hype

Dear Foodie, I recently got into crafting and selling cheese.  I consider myself an artist.  By that I mean I make my cheeses by hand in a meticulous process I learned in a special course over the internet.  I walked into a big box grocery store the other day and a cheese that I won’t […]