Category Archives: Food Talk

Bone Broth: Gelatin-Rich Broth Secret

Bone broth is rich and nutritious and an extremely cheap way to add minerals and flavor to your meals. We are always looking for better and more simply ways to put together a meal, so we are quite excited about what has been cooking up in our kitchen as late. As a wonderful combination of…

“I sure hope conventional produce has the nutrient content of organic…”

Last week the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition announced a study, a meta-analysis, of the research on the nutrient content of organic and conventional produce. The authors found no difference between organic and conventional, but they did limit their inquiry to the narrow question of food micro-nutrients. They did not examine pesticide residues or the…

More oldies but goodies from the blog on “nutrient loss”

I have been checking out the blog and finding some tidbits I had forgotten about. It is easy to make a lot out of the loss of nutrients in processed food — we likely are not getting all of the nutrients we need if we eat primarily out of packages of ready-to-microwave food. But what…

Purslane: Garden weed or breakfast?

Our summer garden has gotten a late start and we are an hour away from a produce market. Earlier this week we ran out of produce and stood around scratching our heads about what to eat. Salmon sounded good and we have some frozen, but salmon with what? Scallops sounded real good too. We could…

FoodGraphs.net: A graph archive for food bloggers

It may be the beginning of a large archive, the graphs at FoodGraphs.net. You may recognize many of them — most made their appearance first here on the Rebuild Blog. My business specialty is graphic display of data and this food graph archive ties my two interests together nicely. Bloggers should feel free to use…

Food Science Oldies but Goodies from Rebuild (with graphs!)

I was strolling through some of the old content on this blog and discovered that I have apparently blogged about a good number of food science tidbits. The book Rebuild from Depression (coming this summer, really) has several chapters discussing food science. Here on this blog you can find a sampling. One great thing about…

Stocking up on grass fed beef, saving some bucks

We seem to do pretty much everything around here pretty big and that includes buying meat. When we buy beef or lamb, we buy the whole animal and hire a butcher to do the deed and another party to cut and package the animal. We eat well for many, many months, save trips to the…

Top 5 meals of desperation

I haven’t spent more than a half hour in the kitchen (at any stretch) for months. Pregnancy exhaustion and now a baby makes it difficult. The little bit of a freezer stash I had is long gone. My secret weapon (mom) will be on the road a lot in April and May, as will be…

Memorial Day grill: Burgers, of course

I’m rounding out my first trimester and I am ready to eat burger. It’s great that my food needs and Memorial Day weekend have coincided. The grill is ready for the season and the burger is thawing. The biggest question is whether we’ll have to fight the rain to get to the grill. There is…

Heirloom tomatoe plants by mail order: A little bit of heaven

Mom has been gardening up a storm and wrote the following about tomatoes: Some heirlooms show up in nurseries this time of year, but not many varieties. After several discouraging years of hunting, I decided to mail-order several varieties. Being able to order one of each variety allows us to taste-test and determine our short-list….

The Belly Of The E. Coli Beast

If you read even a smidgeon of this blog you know I am a big fan of beef. I lamented a few weeks ago over the increase in the pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 in beef. It caused me to pass up an In-N-Out burger which would have been the first fast food burger in my…