Country Fresh Chemicals

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living in the country? Daily Roadkill? The Inspiring Scenery? Chewin’ Tabaccy? Well, one of the first things you probably notice when you get to the country is the fresh air. As it should be. I grew up in the country and, yes, I did… Read More

Superstar Turmeric Root

What a weird, knobby-looking tuber you just pulled out of the ground. It’s raw. It’s earthy. It’s not especially interesting. Until you cut it open.     Then it delights your eyes with its marigold hue, tingles your nose with its deliciously fresh fragrance. When you put a slice to your tongue, you taste its… Read More

Bitter is Better

When you imagine what bitters taste like, do you recoil with disgust as you remember those past-their-prime greens still sitting in your fridge or the only thing you hate about dark chocolate? Most of us don’t favor the bitter taste on its own, but it has long been known to be one of the most important flavors around…. Read More