Four New Cook Books for Fall
While it's—for better or worse—known for pumpkin spiced everything, fall is also when some of our favorite ingredients come back in season and the weather cools down enough for us to consider using our ovens again. With that in mind, we have chosen...
SproutsIO Hybrid Hydroculture Technology
The best way to be close to your food is to grow it yourself, though many people can't keep houseplants or herb gardens alive in the best of times. With SproutsIO, funding now on Kickstarter after extensive product-testing, a self-moderating hybrid...
Vegan Rob's Healthy Snacks
When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can't be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it's best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob's snacks (made up of Vegan Rob's and Crunchy Rob's) are no old-fashioned treats...
Fruit and Vegetable Rattle Set
Knitted from 100% cotton, this set of four fruit and vegetable rattles can provide endless entertainment for any bubula, while also remaining soft and safe for them to toss around. The brightly colored carrot, radish, pear and watermelon toys might...
Animated Recipe: How To Dice an Onion
If you don't know your slicing from dicing and get a little nervous in the kitchen, don't worry. Here is a step-by-step guide to dicing an onion—resulting in even pieces every time, though we can't guarantee this will be a tear-free experience. This...
Animated Recipe: Spaghetti Squash
This very low carb, naturally gluten-free pasta alternative contains less than a quarter the amount of carbohydrates as regular pasta, and it’s super-easy to prepare. Spaghetti squash takes on the texture of pasta when cooked, making it the perfect...
Urban Cultivator Indoor Garden
While in Vancouver for TED last month, we stumbled upon the just-opened "Living Produce Aisle," which makes salads and smoothies from microgreens, vegetables and herbs grown right inside the space. The immersive storefront was created by Surrey...
Animated Recipe: Ruby Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is not only tasty, it’s extremely good for your digestive system, as are all fermented foods. Packed with dietary fiber, it’s good for your heart too. It’s also full of vitamins A, C, K, E and is an excellent source of iron, manganese, copper...
Animated Recipe: Charred Shishito Peppers
Originating in East Asia, shishito peppers are growing in popularity all over the world; popping up on restaurant menus, at farmer’s markets and grocery stores over the last couple of years. While these peppers are not traditionally spicy (on average...
Animated Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Who says you can only have fresh pesto in the summer time? Try this flavorful arugula pesto anytime of year. No cheese needed in this recipe, the pistachio nuts provide richness and depth. Ingredients: Three cups baby arugula, packed ⅓ cup pistachios...
Heirloom Seed Art Packs
Hudson Valley Seed Library's Art Packs comprise more than a hundred heirloom varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds, in a specially illustrated packet. Types span heat-tolerant Brazilian piracicaba broccoli (produced on their small New York...
Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates...
It's almost impossible to ingest all the superfoods we've been instructed to eat on a daily basis. There aren't enough meals in the day—and even if there were, not all of the listed produce are readily available. Skoop is changing that and they're...
Pig Mountain 2013
Pack your bags this month for Narrowsburg, New York and make a weekend out of Pig Mountain's annual pig roast on 24 August 2013. This is the event's third year of pig roasting and it looks to be getting bigger and bigger. There will be a projected...
Unlike traditional home juicers that shred food at high speeds and collect the juice, the Hurom Slow Juicer works slowly as it pushes food through its corkscrew-like cylinder, gradually compressing it. The result is more juice, more vitamins, less...
In the Kitchen with Alain Passard
Already smitten with the idea of an illustrated cookbook, after trying out Amanda Cohen's "Dirt Candy," we were thrilled to hear about the release an English language version of "In the Kitchen with Alain Passard." The comic book-style collection...
by Andrea DiCenzo The days of V8 dominating the vegetable juice arena with their tomato-based blends are over. Vegesentials—a new UK-based line of drinks—will have you thirsting for beets before you know it with their deliciously balanced...
Apps for Conscientious Eaters
We know plenty, perhaps even too much about how we ought to eat, but the fact remains we put a lot of faith in restauranteurs and grocery stockists to have our best interests in mind. Lately, we have noticed a few apps that aim to put power in the...
Deano's Jalapeño Chips
A small Vermont-based operation with outsized creativity, Deano's Jalapeño Chips are flavorful little slices of actual peppers—perfect for spicing up burgers, eggs, snack mixes, popcorn or even as a stand-alone snack. Founder Doehne...
From luxury chicken coops to high-tech wind turbines, the more accessible tools of today's self-sustainability movement mean you can do things like raise fresh meat and harness affordable energy without going to extremes—providing you have...
Nicknamed the "pie plant," rhubarb is an ancient vegetable known as much for its medicinal qualities during the Liang dynasty as it is currently popular for its unusual tart flavor—perfect for desserts. The stalk is also interestingly a cold...