{reflections on food} Eat Vegan Before 6

I have been thinking a lot about diet in the last couple of years, partly as a result of writing for this blog, partly because I have had a sedentary job for nearly two decades and it is wreaking havoc on my aging body.  I do lots of things right, I exercise by walking up…

{giveaway} FSC Book Club Housekeeping & Recap

Our first-ever virtual FSC Book Club selection wrapped up this summer. Together, we read Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace and worked our way through it chapter by chapter. We met on our online forum on From Scratch Club’s Facebook page and talked about her recipes, her tips for cooking food in…

{food policy} Sustainable Sea Food

A few years ago I went to Rockport, Massachusetts with some women friends for a get-away-from-your-regular-life-for-50-hours-at-the-beach vacationette.  The four of us drove in one car, stayed in a cheapish funky place right on the beach and had a wonderful time.  We went out to restaurants for every single meal, drank cocktails and went for long…

{announcing} FSC Book Club

Now that we’ve gathered over 2,000 friends on Facebook, it’s about time to announce our latest and greatest community-building project: the FSC Book Club! I’m sure you have figured out by now that we are book lovers. We read them, write book reports on them, cook from them, give them away as prizes… we love books….

{4 saturdays, 4 giveaways} U-Pick

UPDATE: 7:30am Saturday February 4th: THE WINNER IS SARA and she requested “What to Eat” By Marion Nestle! Therefore, we know have “An Everlasting Meal” and “What to Eat” in our 2012 FSC Book Club selections. CONGRATS SARA! Please email us at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com. The winner of the FSC bonanza (bookmark, full-color…

{from scratch club bookshelf} Memoirs & Policy Reads

In the spirit of our {4 Saturdays, 4 Giveaways} extravaganza, let’s talk books. We all have so many books that are dog-eared and covered with tomato sauce, having been read and referenced over and over. We have even more books on our to-read list for 2012: from light-hearted memoirs to food policy primers and everything…