The Five Chili Species

20 May

Guest Blog from: LIA LEENDERTZ at The Five Chili Species Domestic chilies are cultivars originating from 5 species Capsicum annuum (e.g. Jalapeno, Chipotle, Cayenne) Capsicum frutescens (e.g. Tabasco, Thai) Capsicum chinense (e.g. Habanero, Ghost Peppers, Carolina Reaper) Capsicum pubescens (e.g. Rocoto) … Read More »

Senate Fast Tracks Trans Pacific Partnership

15 May
Trans Pacific Partnership

On May 13, 2015 Senate negotiators reached a deal to move forward on so-called “Fast Track” legislation – a bill that would allow the President to send secretly negotiated, industry authored trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to Congress for an up or down vote, no amendments allowed. Multinational corporations stand to gain enormous benefits from TPP, which would likely give them incredible power, including the right to sue local governments in international tribunals for democratically-enacted laws, like GMO labeling, that they claim hurt their profits.

The Essential Herb & Food Pairing Guide

5 May
Herb & Food Pairing Guide

There’s a certain kind of satisfaction that comes from maintaining your own herb garden. Aside from the fact that you’ll have basically an endless supply of herbs to cook with, it can be really fun to check in on its growth and see the progress of something you’re caring for every day. Having an herb garden means you can pick whatever types of herbs you want to cook with too!