Weekly Digest

February 27, 2009

Photo: Sheep on the White House Lawn, Library of Congress via Treehugger

Food News, Things We Crave, Resources, Green Your Eats, and Tips, Tools & Techniques. Check out this week’s picks.

Food News

  • A farm on the White House lawn?! (via Tree Hugger)
  • UN Calls for Food Waste Revolution (via Business Green)
  • Economy causing increase demands on food banks (via Forexhound)
  • WOOT WOOT! Brooklyn’s New Culinary Movement (via NY Times)
  • Oh no! Niman Ranch Founder Challenges New Owners (via SF Chronicle)
  • Merrigan (organic food expert) Tapped for No 2 USDA post (via Yahoo News)
  • Tropicana to drop new packaging! (And the power of social media.) (via NY Times)
  • The First Lady Gives a Kitchen Tour (that I wish I had been on) (via NY Times)

Things We Crave

  • Super cute silicone lunch accessories (via Lunch in a Box)
  • Whimsical kitchen-theme drawings on hand and tea towels–LOVE these! (via Slashfood)
  • Haagen-Dazs ‘Five’ – just five ingredients (via Springwise)
  • That the US would create a Department of Food Safety (via Tree Hugger)
  • I need this now! Chalk board (table) cloth (via OhDeeDoh)


  • Think you can’t afford organic? Find coupons for organic foods at AlexsCoupons.com or OrganicCoupons.org
  • A food timeline–that goes wayyyyyyy back–created by a reference librarian for students, parents, and teachers who kept asking for help locating food history and historic recipes. Super cool for curious elementary school kids!
  • To find or donate food–a food bank locator from Feeding America

Green Your Eats

  • Save Energy, Install Shag Carpet in Your Fridge (via Slashfood)
  • Top Six Reasons to Eat Only Organic Fruits and Vegetables (Natural News via The Ethicurean)
  • No Lunch Left Behind, op ed by Alice Waters & Katrina Heron (via NY Times)

Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • An IMPORTANT question for new moms who are still holding infants all the time: What Can I Cook With One Hand? (via The Kitchn)
  • Parenting tip about how our own attitudes towards eating impact our children’s attitudes towards eating (via A Child Grows in Brooklyn)
  • Everyone’s talking about it: 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, by David Grotto
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Pizza: a recipe that’ll teach you how to make pizza on the grill (via Take Back the Table)

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