Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Worried about the bees....

Photo essay looking at commercial beekeepers in the greater context of colony collapse disorder... made me think of Blake and Jim and Food Truth... and I'm worried about the bees and the integral role they play in our food system.
plus--unrelated--her "American Show" pictures are fascinating... the people really do look like their show rabbits...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fair Trade and the Global Food Economy

a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 11th at 7:30pm in the Library Athenaeum.

Should our global market be based on free trade or fair trade principles? Are fair trade products the more ethical products? How is our current economy affecting the fair trade market?

- Lee Wallace, Director of Peace Coffee, a company founded as a project to prove fair trade is a viable business model
- Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, co-founder of Peace Coffee, and currently executive director of the Latino Enterprise Center
- Erik Esse, Director of the Minneapolis-based Local Fair Trade Network
- Mike Hemesath, Chair of the Carleton economics department, professor of international trade and health economics, and director of the Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC) program

Fair Trade snacks provided. Sponsored by Food Truth & EthIC

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

easy vegan chocolate chip cookies

i'm glad that everyone gobbled up the cookies during last night's meeting. here is the (incredibly easy) recipe, for anyone to use and share:

2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
chocolate or carob chips (i used sunspire); use as many as you like (i used a ton)
1 cup raw sugar (get it from the co-op in bulk! 365 vegan cane sugar works well too.)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
cinnamon to taste

preheat oven to 350 degrees. in a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (if desired). add chips. make a well in the center of the dry mixture and set aside.
in a medium size bowl, mix sugar and oil. mix thoroughly. add the vanilla and water. mix thoroughly. add the wet ingredients into the dry, pouring wet into the center well. mix ingredients thoroughly but be careful not to overwork mixture.
use hands to mold dough into small balls. the dough may be a touch crumbly, but this is not a concern. just make sure that you make fairly tight dough balls. if too crumbly to mold, add a splash more oil. place dough balls onto ungreased cookie sheets (2 sheets are preferable).
put in oven for 5 minutes, and then rotate sheets 180 degrees. bake for another six minutes and then check their consistency. they should be fairly soft (appear under-done), but firm to the touch. bottoms should be slightly browned and easily removed from sheet. if too soft, bake for another two minutes.
let cool for ten minutes. cookies should firm while cooling, but remain tender and delicious.
serves roughly two-dozen.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Testing, Testing

And so, a Food Truth Blogspot is born. Here's to good posts, good friends, and good eats.

Your Loving Blog Editor,