Category Archives: Food

Protein Quality of Foods

The quality of a protein refers to its amino acid content. Specifically, how well will a protein source meet my needs for essential amino acids, the ones that my body cannot make itself. When we eat the muscle, tissue, eggs … Continue reading

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The Egg Man Cometh

I feel like the luckiest person in the world sometimes–especially when it has to do with good food.  I have a terrific and generous neighbor, Robert Z., who likes to raise chickens in his yard. The problem is, he is … Continue reading

Posted in Ameraucana chicken, Barred Plymouth Rock chickens, Chicken Eggs, Egg Yolks, Eggs, Food, Free-range Chickens, Gluten-free, Home-grown Eggs, Japanese Bantam chicken, lutein, zeaxanthin | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

My Noni’s Pasta Sauce

My grandmother “Noni” lived to be 100 and was a wonderful cook.  She didn’t cook many different things–but the ones she did prepare were works of art. She was born in Florence, Italy and grew up about 20 minutes west … Continue reading

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It’s Apple Season…Right Now!

It is the peak of apple season right now. All year long I look forward to this time of year. Right now I am canning applesauce, drying apple slices in a food dehydrator,  eating crisp Gravenstein apples…and making a few … Continue reading

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