What is Processed Food

What is Processed Food

In this article we’re going to talk about what is processed food. Our nutrition editor will break it down for you. When certain food has had a series of mechanical and chemical operations performed on it to preserve the food, we call it preserved food. Alternatively, you can call any type of food a processed…

In search of the seamless

by Harriet Fasenfest For anyone who knows me it comes as no surprise that I offer this small treatise on alternative economics. More then an academic tome, In Search of the Seamless, attempts to breakdown the very premise of economic systems themselves by suggesting another way of seeing ourselves and the world around us. Please…

Preserve Video

Preserve Video

Join urban householder Harriet Fasenfest and friends in her backyard canning kitchen to learn everything you need to know about putting up the harvest. Presented in an easy and approachable format, Preserving with Friends offers safe and reliable steps for making jam, canning fruits and tomatoes, making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and kombucha, pressure canning…

Welcome

Welcome to the householding pages.  I will be writing from time to time.  I hope you will enjoy it. For a while now it will be harvest and my attention will be split.  Ahh, I have just cooked the gravensteins for sauce.  But besides the harvest, I’m written out.  What with the book and all.…

We Should All Be Peasants Now

We Should All Be Peasants Now We should all be peasants now.  The phrase keeps returning to me. But what does being a peasant mean and why would I want to live that way? I think about this for a reason.  It seems there has been a new round of colonialism spreading throughout the world.…

Filling Up Your Stores

Filling Up Your Stores

Filling Up Your Stores When I first started making, teaching (as in how-to) and gifting jam, folks would invariable suggest I should go into business.  Though I understood it as a compliment, I was struck how quickly folks suggested I should go to market. But I’m an old timer.  I still remember when stuff made…

Dear Smarty Pants

Dear Smarty Pants

Dear Smarty Pants I’ve been thinking about trust.  How its the bedrock of all relationships.  I’ve been thinking about the economy and the environment and the way our business and political leaders have been minding them.  I’ve been listening to all the pundits and economic forecasters posit on when things will return to “normal” and…