Take the First Step (archive)

Wholesome You whole•someadjˈhōl-səm 1: promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit 2: promoting health of body 3: sound in body &mind 4: having the simple health We constantly have to weigh our decisions and determine if they support

Farm-Fresh, Organic Dinner for Four, on a Budget

Michel appeared on CBS's The Early Show in Summer of 2010 to compete in the Chef on a Shoestring segment to prepare a three-course, farm-fresh dinner for four on a budget of $40. Here is the recipe for the Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta he

Wild Mushroom, Bacon, and Arugula Fritatta

The true delights of a dedicated forager are mushrooms and the wild greens that usually grow near them, such as ramps, lamb's quarter, and sheep sorrel. For this frittata, I ask only that you forage at the farmers market for a few varieties of wild

Homegrown Fried Chicken

Like most fried foods, when done correctly, fried chicken is not bad for you. It should be enjoyed in moderation, but when you feel the urge to fry up some chicken, do it right. I learned to fry chicken from my mother, who learned from her

Breaking the Bottled Water Habit

Wholesome Shopping whole•someadjˈhōl-səm 1: promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit 2: promoting health of body 3: sound in body &mind 4:having the simple health If there is one behavior you change, let it be breaking the bottled

The Garden as Community Gathering Place

WholesomeGarden whole•someadjˈhōl-səm 1: promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit 2: promoting health of body 3: sound in body &mind 4: having the simple health We have a large vegetable garden in our backyard that Lori and I

Developing Sensible Habits in the Kitchen

If you like to cook, spending time in the kitchen is a joy. In cold weather, the room is warm and cozy, with something good in the oven or simmering on the back burner releasing a heady, comforting aroma. In the summer, colorful vegetables and fruit

The Benefits of Cooking Ahead

Home cooks have lost the habit of cooking ahead, of setting aside a block of time – perhaps 2 or 3 hours on a weekend afternoon – to cook for the coming week. Not only can this be enjoyable and relaxing, it also sets you up for nutritious and

Pure & Simple: “Ocean to the Table”

All about sustainable seafood and the value of eating local fish.

The Victory Garden: “Edible”

All about edible gardens and eating what you grow. To learn more about the PBS "Victory Garden" series, visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden