Archive for the ‘Picking and Storing Produce’ Category

Is An Organic Diet Really Optimal?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Eat Organic!Eat Organic Food!

If you move in health-conscious circles, you probably hear this message a lot, and for good reason – chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and fungicides are bad for us.

But people have become so obsessed with organic that they forget it’s not the only qualifier to determine which foods are ideal

Deciding whether or not to buy organic has far more gray areas than most people would have you believe. Check out this article to find out how you can make the best food decisions.


It’s watermelon season – Can you pick a good one?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

It’s summertime, and that means cracking open watermelons in the sunshine. I always anticipate the start of prime melon availability in June; there’s just something about ripping into their juicy flesh that’s indescribably joyous.

And so fresh from wiping some watermelon juice from my chin, I’m here to give you a few tips on how to find good ones.

A lot of people have trouble picking out good watermelons, but its hardly a crap shoot, and you can avoid hauling home mealy, tasteless fruit. Despite being encased in a thick rind, watermelons give us hints as to what lies inside of them.

I’ve created an article and a video covering my three-part test for watermelon tastiness which should help you avoid the lemons.

The fruit itself is a pretty interesting subject, and I’ve also added some information about them to my fruit section.