Friday food news roundup
With temperatures skyrocketing into the 90’s and strawberries ripening faster than we can eat ‘em. Guess what? It was jamming time.My favorite foodie Alice Waters has this simple sun dried strawberry preserve recipe.I modified her technique a bit. Instead of slicing I used my hand cranked food processor to chop the strawberries into small chunks. Also in lieu of letting the concoction sit in the sun for a few days I put the preserves in our three solar ovens and within a few hours - voila, sun cooked strawberry preserves to die!
It's the sort of event that must make PETA proud: The city of Ghent, Belgium, has just started its first "Veggie Day," encouraging the city's residents and restaurants to go meat-free one day a week, for the sake of the planet.
The Organic Institute is looking for its first-ever consumer ambassador to serve as a spokesperson for all those who are passionate about organic agriculture and products. All we need is a 30-second audition video from you making your pitch.
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