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Plastic Waste
By guest blogger, Anne Schleicher, Lakewood, Ohio Do you ever feel a tinge of guilt when, in the course of preparing a meal, you throw out food packaging? I really started to after reading about efforts to reduce a mass of plastic waste floating in the North Pacific Ocean. Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation estimates it could be twice the size of the continental U.S.! Held in place by swirling undercurrents,
roasted carrot and beet salad with goat cheese
Taste buds are mystifying things.  How is it possible that I could gobble up fresh steamed beets like candy, while they disgust my friend Jeanne (and a lot of other people I know)?  Or that for many food lovers mushrooms are a delicacy, while for others like my colleague Betsy, they are repulsive? Sure, we all have certain foods that we love or hate with a passion, but in my 12 years of creating and