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This Beautiful Mess: There Is No Way Out But In

Pratyahara is derived from two Sanskrit words: prati and ahara, with ahara meaning food, or anything taken into ourselves, and prati, a preposition meaning away or against. Together they mean “weaning away from ahara”, or simply ingestion.  In the system of yoga, pratyahara is a pivot point from the external to the internal.  Pratyahara is…

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Shop Update

Given the latest guidelines from the CDC and WHO and our ongoing concern for our families, team, and community we are making the following changes.   We will be closed to the public beginning at 6 pm March 16th until March 31st and transitioning to a carryout, delivery, and shipping business model.  Unfortunately, due to…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Chickpeas by Sarah Copeland from her award winning Edible Living blog

Don’t Feed Fear: Cook, Practice Comfort and Connection

Not gonna lie, it has been a week of strange energy.  Perhaps it is the yo-yo-ing weather.  No. It is more than that.  It seems everyone is swinging wildly back and forth from mundane everyday tasks to panic over the state of the world and possible Coronavirus pandemic.  So what is a person to do…

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Gettin’ Scrappy With It

guest blog by Ruthie Cohen   When I pass the cartons of vegetable stock in the soup aisle at the supermarket, the zeal of a new convert overwhelms me.  “Why?” I shout silently, “why purchase that bland concoction that bears a closer resemblance to dishwater than it does to vegetables when you have everything you need…

Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin

Welcome to The Table

This week we were blessed to be highlighted by Carolyn VandeWiele, a special contributor to the HT Online.  In Food Faire: ‘Jubilee’ offers African American dishes filled with history, flavor she explores Toni Tipton-Martin’s newest offering, Jubilee: recipes from two centuries of African American Cooking. We recently spotlighted the new cookbook in our blog-style newsletter…

Dinner rolls

Food Stories: Great Grandma Craig’s Dinner Rolls

    When we took over ownership of the shop, we were welcomed enthusiastically by long-time customers and friends.  Linda, a talented local artist, has been there cheering us on along the way – from liking and commenting on our Instagram account, subscribing to our newsletter, or answering the call when we solicited family recipes…

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Do It Yourself: Electrolyte Drink

Looking for a way to feel better after too much imbibing, a strenuous workout, or a day working outdoors?  Having a recipe for a DIY electrolyte drink can save you from dehydration and ease the strain on your wallet. Our friend and local nutrition coach, Haley Glusenkamp recently shared the recipe for electrolyte recovery that…

paczki

Food Traditions: The Polish Donut

Paczki, pronounced poon-ch-key, are deep fried dough in a spherical shape filled with confiture (fancy speak for jam).  And, yes, at first glance, it looks like a jelly donut. Paczki is a Polish pastry commonly eaten on Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday. THE BACKSTORY: Basically, before the traditional fasting between Ash Wednesday and Easter, what…

wasted the story of food waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Comes to the BCT

Use Everything, Waste Nothing Forty percent of the food in America is wasted. A new documentary, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows how…

spring Paris

The Beauty that Remains

Wrapping ourselves in the comfort of home is the perfect opportunity to cook, bake, and ground in our surroundings.

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An Encounter with the American Persimmon

Story and Photography by Francisca Figueroa The first time I ever tasted a persimmon, I’ll admit that I picked it up off the sidewalk. My mother always warned me against eating strange wild berries, let alone food off the ground, but these fruits, roughly the size of silver dollars and luminously orange simply beckoned to…

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