Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching Skills & Traditions

There is ample evidence to suggest that involving your kids in the kitchen when it comes to menu planning and food preparation leads to more eating competence and skills that will serve them throughout life. This can be done anytime of the year, but with the holidays approaching, what better time to get your children involved in … Read More.

My Local Thanksgiving Challenge

Inspired by all of the gorgeous local produce we are getting in, and by the work of some amazing local organizations like UK’s Food Connection and FoodChain, I’ve been doing a lot more local cooking these days. As the weather changed and my thoughts turned toward one of my favorite foodie holidays, I couldn’t help … Read More.

3 Menu Strategies to Celebrate Thanksgiving Your Way

Thanksgiving tends to get lost in the shuffle of holidays. It doesn’t have the costumes and candy of Halloween or the gift-giving and excitement of Christmas. Radio stations don’t play songs about it and there are only a few movies about it, many of which aren’t even good. Whether because of this oversight or in … Read More.

5 Pumpkin Recipes, Hold the Spice

There are many folks out there who celebrate the arrival of “pumpkin spice” season. I am not one of them. I find the flavor combination overwhelming, and I can only stomach maybe two pumpkin pie-inspired experiences a year. I have become a fan, however, of pumpkin as an ingredient in a host of savory pumpkin … Read More.

The Bottom Line on Bulbs

This post was written by our Plant Wrangler, Collin Lloyd. Now that temperatures are creeping close to freezing, it may not seem like the best time to get out in the garden, but in order to ensure the best blooms in the spring, it’s time to get some things in the ground. First, it’s important … Read More.

No-Compromise Dairy Alternatives

For plant-based eaters and the lactose intolerant, finding no-compromise dairy alternatives can sometimes present a challenge. First and foremost, the substitute has to taste good. Secondly, it has to be nutritious in some way—similar to its dairy-based counterparts. Dairy offers a balance of nutrients to keep you satisfied and nourished. Anything designed to mimic it … Read More.

Five Fab Facts About Co‑ops

By: Co+op, stronger together   We think co-ops are fabulous. Cooperation is, after all, a word that implies people working together towards the same end, mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. Both economically beneficial and socially responsible, these community-minded businesses make the world a better place—and that’s a beautiful thing. Here are five fab … Read More.

How to Make Tea Work for You

It’s easy to stereotype people who drink hot tea. The Queen of England drinks hot tea. The Dowager Countess of Grantham drinks hot tea. Captain Jean Luc Picard drinks hot tea. But I realized recently when I was nearly injured by the tea boxes that regularly explode out of my cabinet, that tea isn’t just … Read More.

Are All Alternative Sweeteners Created Equal?

As many people try to reduce the amount of refined sugar (sucrose) in their diets, natural alternative sweeteners are increasing in popularity, especially among our Co-op shoppers. But there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these sweeteners—what they are, how they are used and which is the best choice. I’ll try to answer some … Read More.