Archive for October 2012

Fire Up Those Veggies

And we do mean fire! Firing vegetables into a fine ash may turn out to be the latest culinary innovation.  Frank McClelland, a Boston chef, restaurant proprietor, and an organic farmer, likes to coat his food in vegetable ash. Perhaps no culinary professional has embraced this new trend with such fervor as Mr. McClelland, who … Continue reading

Interview with a Cardiologist

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram (Dr. K) is an interventional cardiologist with practices at Highline Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center.  He moved to Seattle in 2011. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to cardiology – with a particular emphasis on preventive cardiology primarily through diet and lifestyle. He will be speaking and answering questions at our next … Continue reading

Corn into Ethanol – All is Not Lost

When turning corn into ethanol, not all the food value need be lost.  As of this writing, the current law requires that nearly 10% of the nation’s gasoline supply come from corn-based ethanol. To make that ethanol, up to 40% of the country’s annual corn production may be required. With the drought causing a diminished … Continue reading

Flu from the Farm

The flu is nothing to sneeze at. Most years we see outbreaks of the flu that involve a number of fatalities. In a typical year as many as five million people will die from influenza worldwide, and up to 50,000 people here in the US will succumb to the disease. But every once in a … Continue reading

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