Fresh Cherries better than Cough Drops

I was familiar with the flavor of cherries long before I ever ate one. Whenever I had a cold as a young child, I asked for the cherry flavored cough drops, which I vastly preferred to the licorice flavored ones. Many years later when I finally got to try fresh cherries, I was pleased to […]

Industrial Agriculture is Killing U.S. Honeybees

Honeybees have been in the headlines in recent years, and the news isn’t good. Alarming numbers of honeybees have disappeared without a trace, up to 70% in some parts of the country. This is bad news not only if you like honey, but also if you like to eat. Commercial honeybees are responsible for pollinating […]

Buffalo: the Other Red Meat

“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam.” This well-known song hearkens back to a time when the Great Plains of North America were the wild range of the American bison, commonly known as the buffalo. Enormous herds of buffalo, described as so numerous they blackened the plains as far as the eye could […]

Mangos: the King of Fruits

This is the age of miracles and wonders. Like being able to eat fresh mangos when you live in Southeast Alaska. Whenever I start bemoaning the horrors of modern life, I remind myself that there is a lot good about living in these times and in this place. If our ancestors could see how we […]

Eggs Wrongly Convicted

When I think of Easter, I think of eggs. This age-old symbol of regeneration has been associated with the Easter holiday for hundreds of years. However, when many people think about eggs they think “eek… cholesterol.” This food, so deeply associated with life, is avoided like the plague by people worried about their health. The […]