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I write about food from the perspective of a journalist, a professional cook and a work-at-home mom. So, you’ll not only find in-depth reporting on animal welfare and food insecurity, but recipes for holiday roasts, weeknight suppers and chocolate pudding along with a few travel articles in the mix.
The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue Small-Scale Farming and Feed the Hungry
May 14, 2020
After 30 years of being shut out, the Small Business Administration just allowed farmers to apply for economic disaster loans
May 11, 2020
Covid-19 has stranded a foreign exchange student at my house. Her classroom is now our dinner table.
April 24, 2020
Could the Raw Milk Boom Be a Lifeline for Struggling Farmers?
March 12, 2019
Can you really be a conscious carnivore?
The New Food Economy
July 9, 2018
What Could the Next Farm Bill Mean for the Organic Program?
May 15, 2018
Reckoning with Opioids in Farm Country
October 30, 2018
Certified “organic” livestock are supposed to have outdoor access. In practice, they don’t.
New Food Economy
November 9, 2017
A Decade Later, Another ‘Cage-Free’ Measure is on the California Ballot
October 25, 2018
How To Cook A Heritage Or Pasture-Raised Turkey For Thanksgiving
November 16, 2018
Is Walmart defrauding customers into spending more for “organic” eggs?
The New Food Economy
January 19, 2018
Years in the Making, Organic Animal Welfare Rules Killed by Trump’s USDA
December 18, 2017
After a Decade of Promises, Has the Food Industry Made Progress on Animal Welfare?
March 21, 2018
Why the Organic Industry is Suing the USDA Over Animal Welfare
September 18, 2017
Can New USDA Organic Standards for Animals Close the Welfare Gap?
June 22, 2016
Will More People Go Hungry if We Lose the Affordable Care Act?
January 31, 2017
In Striking Nationwide Trend, Hospitals Take on Hunger to Improve Overall Health
March 8, 2018
Ground-Breaking Animal Welfare Organic Rules Moving Forward
January 13, 2017
How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Without Screwing it Up
October 24, 2018
Spiced Ground Turkey Quinoa Bowl with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
February 1, 2019
Thai-Spiced Salmon Cakes
October 1, 2018
Mushroom Ragoût with Cheese Ravioli
November 1, 2018
Orchard-Hopping for Pears in Oregon’s Scenic Fruit Loop
August 20, 2018
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apricot-Dijon Sauce
August 1, 2018
Welcome to the Wallowa Barn Tour
July 27, 2018
WHERE TRIBAL STORIES COME TO LIFE
April 4, 2018
Can We Trust the Sustainable Meat We Order Online?
October 11, 2017
Meat Processing in a Box
March 28, 2017
6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a ‘Humane’ Turkey
November 21, 2016
How to Wrap Up Your Holiday Roast
January 1, 2018
A 20-Minute Yellow Curry to Gussy Up Root Vegetables
February 27, 2018
The Game Changing Ingredient Your Steak Has Been Waiting For
November 7, 2018
The food movement has only just begun
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2015
A Genius Method for Cooking a Holiday Roast
December 1, 2015
Turn Chicken Fingers Into a Sheet Pan Meal (& Take 2 Shortcuts)
January 24, 2018
From 0 to Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding (in 5 Minutes & 5 Ingredients)
January 30, 2018
Quickie Meatballs = A Melty, Any-Night-of-the-Week Sandwich
February 20, 2018
Backward Braising with Four Recipes
March 1, 2018
A Thai-Spiced Omelet That Tastes Like Dinner (or Breakfast)
November 27, 2017
The Kindest Cuts
September 1, 2013
Sneer at the Beef Industry but Love Your Ice Cream? Not So Fast...
June 26, 2012
How to Make the Most of a Mushroom Sauté
January 1, 2006
Surprise Your Guests with Homemade Crackers
December 1, 2005
A New Englander Draws the Line: No Bacon in Chowder
March 11, 2013
Apples: Kiyokawa Family Orchards
October 24, 2013