Obsessively good organic dark chocolate.
San Francisco's TCHO makes outrageously delicious dark chocolate from certified organic, fair trade ingredients. The company, which was co-founded by space shuttle technologist-turned -chocolate maker, creates a direct link between cacao farmers and chocolate lovers.
There's probably nothing more rewarding than cooking food that you caught or grew yourself. It's a primal thing. Food just tastes better that way. In yesterday's New York Times Magazine, Pete Wells recounts his failed attempts to help his son Dexter catch a fish for the fam to eat. The fishing efforts may have come up short, but the recipe doesn't.Fish With Grilled Salsa......read more
Everyone needs a decanter in these trying times. This one happens to be handmade in Portland, Oregon by the good folks at Esque Studio. It also comes carbon neutral and is made of 100% recycled glass. Esque decanters are hardened in an electric furnace powered by wind energy. It's beautiful and responsibly made. Every product should have that back story....read more
If, like us, you're into eating sustainably and supporting local agriculture, but you're not as into driving across town to the closest farmers' market, then get stoked for the latest trend in food distribution: Mobile Farm Trucks. Like a CSA on wheels, Mobile Farm Trucks (or Mobile Farmers' Markets) deliver farm fresh produce to urban and rural communities. As Judi Gerber of......read more
Valentine’s Day is probably the most polarizing of holidays. While all the smug couples delight in gazing into each other’s eyes over a prix fixe and a bottle of pink champagne, all the tragic singles are left to fend for themselves. And the holiday has become so aggressive that it takes hard work to avoid being gawked at like you’re some romatically-challenged leper. Fear not readers. ......read more
A form of year-round, sustainable agriculture called aquaponics — a combination of hydroponics (or water-based planting) and aquaculture (fish cultivation) — has recently attracted a zealous following of kitchen gardeners, futurists, tinkerers and practical environmentalists. It is either a glimpse into the future of food growing or a very strange hobby — possibly both...MORE -Michael......read more
Is there anything Katie Couric can’t do? First her short skirts pushed her to the top of the ratings of The Today Show. Then she took over the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News and almost pushed it right off the air. Don’t worry, she caused just enough controversy to bring her right back around in the ratings. And now she has her own web show called @katiecouric.com. And it’s a real......read more
The portable mypressi TWIST is as simple as it is well designed. All you have to do is put in the ground coffee or ESE pod, pour in some hot water, and pull the trigger. There you have it - the perfect one or two-shot espresso. Requiring no external power, the TWIST obtains its operating pressure from recyclable, affordable 8g nitrous oxide cartridges, each of which can make up to four double or......read more
Green design lovers rejoice, eco-friendly Japanese design has hit the world of disposable plates. Made from tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp), Wasara plates are fully biodegradable and compostable. The only problem is that they're so well-crafted, you may not want to throw them out. ...read more