Make Dressings from Scratch: Basics of Emulsification

By: Casey Wilcox Making dressings from scratch is simple once you understand the basic principles of emulsification. Emulsification is the combination of two liquids that don’t usually mix, like oil and vinegar. Casey Wilcox demonstrates three different methods of emulsification while making three salad dressings. Find more Co+op Kitchen videos featuring information and easy recipes for … Read More.

Starter-Free Sourdough Success

I don’t really have any hobbies. Knitting, fishing or refinishing furniture aren’t really my thing. I definitely have no baking skills. But I’ve never been consistently isolated due to a global pandemic, so I’ve found myself with a lot of free time lately. I’m also a sucker for sourdough, so when my mom told me … Read More.

Why and How to Deal with Stress

This post was written by Leah Campián, who is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and author of the best-seller, Ditch the Diet: How Your Frustration Can Lead to Freedom and Permanent Weight Loss. She offers private coaching, online programs, cooking workshops, customized meal plans and public education on holistic health and … Read More.

A Guide to Making Ravioli at Home

Everyone seems to be trying out new recipes while we’ve been spending time at home, especially baking! But the availability of yeast and other baking ingredients have been hit or miss, plus if your bread doesn’t turn out, you’ve usually spent a lot of time and effort on something destined for the squirrels, so why … Read More.

Why Shop Co-op? The Impacts of Buying Local

This article was originally featured in the Spring Edition of our “Fresh Bites” owner newsletter. Since the arrival of COVID-19, local food has proven to be even more valuable as national supply chains encounter failures and hiccups. Thank you to our local producers who have helped to keep our shelves well-stocked! By Robert Walker, Retail … Read More.

Come Zoom with Me: Writing the Life You’ve Lived

This post was written by guest blogger Sylvia Lovely, a Lexington restauranteur, radio show host, author, speaker and teacher for our upcoming online class in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, “Writing the Life You’ve Lived”, happening via Zoom on April 29th.  Owing to our collective creativity, COVID-19 cannot stop progress. We … Read More.

How to Deal with Isolation

As I sit down to write this, while working from home today, it’s hard to think of anything beyond the current circumstances. Collective stress and anxiety levels are high. People are out of work (and worried), going to work (and worried), working from home, self-isolating, social distancing, homeschooling and wondering when this will end. It’s … Read More.

Grocery Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus

As coronavirus spreads across the country and across our communities, we are all navigating uncharted territory. If you’re like me, you’ve been asking yourself questions like “what’s the right thing to do?” or “is this putting myself or others at risk?” a lot these past couple weeks. Of course, getting groceries is a basic need … Read More.