Farm to Table: A True Story, Part II by Paul Rest

If you missed Part I, you can find it here. When I would visit my my mother’s mother, my grandmother, things were different from my home life. This is where I first really learned about farm to table, although it wasn’t exactly “farm” to table, it was more like “garden and hen-house in the back” to table. When the bank’s collapsed during the Great Depression, many people … Continue reading Farm to Table: A True Story, Part II by Paul Rest

Tiny city vineyard produces first wine from a botanic garden By Andrew Spence

WINES made from grapes harvested in a tiny vineyard within a city botanic garden will be launched in South Australia in September. Produced with the support of Jacob’s Creek winemakers, the limited edition wines are believed to be the world’s first wine produced solely from grapes grown within a botanic garden. The 1200 bottles of wine in two styles – a rose and a dry … Continue reading Tiny city vineyard produces first wine from a botanic garden By Andrew Spence

Creating Beer and Chocolate Believers by Ginger Johnson

“I used to be a beer racist, but you changed me.” – April A Ninkasi’s Believer Red has long been a beer that makes me smile. Yes, it’s delicious. More importantly I really like the philosophy around the name: Believer. We all want to believe in something and last night I made believers of new beer & chocolate tasters. April’s quote, my host of a … Continue reading Creating Beer and Chocolate Believers by Ginger Johnson

Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

REMOTE sensors and aerial imagery are being used to maximize irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. The project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region aims to help viticulturists understand how remote-sensing technologies can rapidly identify canopy temperature, vine water stress and nutrient status issues. It used images taken by three cameras fitted to a fixed-wing Cessna aircraft as it flew about 300 … Continue reading Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

Jenni Field on being Fearless in the Kitchen

Whipping up the courage to change professions mid-stream in life is difficult, but that’s the challenge Jenni Field took on. After some time passed, she decided once again that an evolution needed to take place, and combined her two passions. Cooking and teaching. While I enjoyed working in the restaurants, it was not my passion, and I’ve found it through my blogging and making videos–in teaching folks to be fearless … Continue reading Jenni Field on being Fearless in the Kitchen

Ross Sapir’s Stress Reducing Tips for Your Next Big Move

According to recent studies, 61% of people place moving homes at the top of their stress list, ahead of relationship breakdowns, divorce or even a new job. One way to ease this stress is to hire professionals to do all the heavy lifting, but that still leaves the packing and organization of your affairs. Ross Sapir, founder and CEO of Roadway Moving has compiled some of the lesser known … Continue reading Ross Sapir’s Stress Reducing Tips for Your Next Big Move

“Unnatural Selection” hosted by Isobel Yeung, Kicks Off Season Four Premier of VICE on HBO

BROOKLYN, NY (February 4, 2016) – Season Four of VICE on HBO premieres tomorrow, February 5 at 11:00pm. Season Four is VICE‘s longest running season yet with 18 episodes from February 5 through July 1. The season opens with a segment on unnatural selection, human gene editing, and designer babies hosted by Isobel Yeung. The segment is particularly timely given the U.K.’s recent decision to allow scientists to genetically modify human embryos. Following, … Continue reading “Unnatural Selection” hosted by Isobel Yeung, Kicks Off Season Four Premier of VICE on HBO

Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

  I’ve decided I don’t want or need to be a candy maker. Let me explain. A short while ago I presented at the fabulously flavorful Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines Festival held in dreamy Vail, Colorado USA. It was the second time I’ve done so and both times have been superb due to the organizers, volunteers, and other supporting characters that make this fundraiser … Continue reading Big Beers and Lessons I Learned Cooking for a Crowd by Ginger Johnson

Homage to Sweden in Dallas by Ginger Johnson

On trips for work and pleasure I often have the delightful opportunity to meet engaged folks. In fact, I make it happen because there are so many remarkable people out there! Jan Loov, Dallas Texas is one such person I’ve started to get to know this year. Jan hails from Sweden originally and has a world of flavor experience to share with all of us. … Continue reading Homage to Sweden in Dallas by Ginger Johnson

A powerful and hypnotic read; HER, by Felicia Johnson

“Write hard and clear about what hurts”  ― Ernest Hemingway.  I didn’t have a clue what I would find when I sat down to read HER by Felicia Johnson. I did know going in, the topic was heavy, Borderline Personality Disorder, what I did not foresee, was the incredible journey I would be taken on with each turn of the page. To be clear, the book … Continue reading A powerful and hypnotic read; HER, by Felicia Johnson