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Food Habits: Self-Evaluation

By Edna Ewart / December 4, 2015

In many cultures, simply finding food to eat is a struggle. Putting a meal on the table takes work — from planting to tending to reaping and dealing with weather, animals and economic poverty. The concept of “favorite foods” is foreign — most people in the world eat anything that is available.  


Tiny Recipes (so there’s time to blow your nose)

By Edna Ewart / October 28, 2015

When I was young, my dad would take me and my sisters out to Friendly’s. My sisters would order big sundaes with whipped cream and hot fudge sauce. I always ordered French Fries. Always French Fries. For me, salty and greasy trumped cold and sweet.When I was young, my dad would take me and my […]


Good Food Doesn’t Last

By Edna Ewart / September 5, 2015

*Note: if you refrigerate these for later use, the fries will soften and probably not be dippable. Just reheat under the broiler to recrisp.If this post seems caffeine-induced, that’s probably because it is. With the early shift at the coffee shop, keeping up with schoolwork, and trying to train for a relay marathon at the […]


Quick Eatz: Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

By Edna Ewart / June 24, 2015

Un-contrived, mostly unplanned moments that make life sparkle with meaning and joy. Here’s a little glimpse… We’ve been soaking up the warm sun this past week by spending evenings at the park… Workouts that leave me like this make me happy and energized all day My little sister turned eighteen almost a month ago and […]


Day 11 of Real Food: Mexican Fiesta Quinoa

By Edna Ewart / February 4, 2015

One helpful tactic I’ve been utilizing the past few days is to focus my thoughts and prayers on the country whose cuisine I’m eating. I research a little about the country — their daily staples, their economic status, their everyday personal, social and political needs — so while I am cooking, while I am eating, […]


Life’s Real Sweetness

By Edna Ewart / January 28, 2015

Today was Mexico. It is going to be difficult to not just do Latin cuisine because lately I’ve been craving tortillas and guacamole like no one’s business.Staples of nearly ever Mexican meal are corn (tortillas!) and beans. Other common ingredients are squash, peppers, rice, honey, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, garlic, cinnamon, and cocoa.