| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:41 AM
At Pet Barn in Fulton, owner Kelly Ballentine takes an organic and holistic approach to feeding and caring for animals. Frustrated with the lack of natural food for her dog, Ballentine decided to open her own company in 1994. Although it was originally...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Consumers who spend up to twice as much on organic foods naturally want to know what they're getting for their money, and on first glance, a report this week by Stanford University health researchers seems to say, not much.
The report looked at dozens of...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Newport's premiere food and entertainment festival, the Taste of Newport, celebrates 24 years at Fashion Island from Friday through Sunday.
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day party, where they will sample culinary delights...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 12:24 AM
El Centro resident Cynthia Rivera had always been interested in gardening, but never really knew how to start.
“But I think this will help me,” Rivera said about the fruit tree planting workshop held at the El Centro Community Garden on...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:40 AM
We love the beach for many reasons. Among them is the food. When you think Ocean City food staples, you think Thrasher's french fries, Dumser's ice cream and Fisher's caramel popcorn. Those places are great and delicious. But for being surrounded by...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of profiles of local restaurant chefs.
Six years ago, Pam Smith faced the future and made a decision. The Martinsburg-area mother of three realized her kids would soon be out of high school and...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:04 AM
For some people, luxury is still what it was before the recession: $2,295 python satchels from Michael Kors, $62,000 Porsche Spyder sports cars, $500 spa days in Beverly Hills.
But most Americans would beg to differ, according to a report from the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:45 AM
We're now cruising into Connecticut's sweet corn season, and few things taste better on a summer's day than a brilliant, golden corn-on-the-cob slathered in butter. The question is, would those juicy kernels taste a little less sweet if you knew they were...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Campbell Soup Co., maker of canned soups and packaged cookies, is moving in a fresher and more healthful direction with its $1.55-billion purchase of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms.
Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Bolthouse was among...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis, RD, CNSD, CSP, weighs in on organic food.
Should you choose the organic strawberries versus conventional ones? Both are bright and...
| Jan 21, 2012
Little bistro, huge impact. Like a different sort of miracle of the five loaves and two fishes, Chez Panisse, the landmark Berkeley restaurant, and its founder and guiding spirit, Alice Waters, have leveraged a small temple of slow, local and organic food...