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May, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day IOUs

Mother’s Day is a chance to show love to the women who love us most. Flowers are wonderful, but when we also give gifts of our time, it truly makes days even brighter. At Organic Valley, we want to help you show your love and appreciation. We created a Mother’s Day IOU booklet that’s easy …

May 4th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, Featured Post

DIY Natural Egg Dyes

Yes, you can dye brown eggs! Natural dyes work beautifully with organic brown eggs, creating rich, muted colors. Try natural dyes from beets (pink), turmeric or boiled onion skins (yellow), and boiled red cabbage leaves (blue). Here’s how: 1. Prepare the dyes: RED/PINK: Boil a few cut beets in a small pot of water until …

March 27th, 2018  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Sustainable Living  |  1 Comment

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making plates of cookies to deliver to family and friends. I love the ritual of spending time in the kitchen working on recipes and putting together delicious plates of treats for all of my favorite people. Driving around to deliver the plates is the perfect excuse to stop …

December 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Featured Post, Recipes  |  1 Comment

Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen

Food Gifts: Homemade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most classic holiday gifts one can give. Nearly every holiday food gift set contains a little morsel whether it is a chocolate bar or hot chocolate mix. But did you know that making your own chocolate bars could be as simple as mixing together a few ingredients which you probably …

December 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Eggnog is one of my favorite treats around the holidays. I start watching for it to hit the shelves in October and am always just a little too excited when I’m finally able to purchase my first carton. I was finally, finally, able buy some eggnog last weekend and immediately started debating if I should just …

December 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Featured Post, Recipes

Egg Snowmen

These hard-boiled egg snowmen are the perfect item to add a little cheer to your holiday appetizer table. They are also a fun project to do with kids! Check out our stop motion video and our step-by-step tutorial to see how to make these wintry treats. Boil eggs for 9-10min Peel immediately so that the …

December 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen

Thanksgiving Tips: Part 2

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, getting food onto Americans’ plates accounts for 80 percent of the country’s fresh water consumption, 50 percent of American land use and 10 percent of the total United States energy budget. Although the system as a whole is not perfect, food is a necessity for human life and …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Maddie Doyle | Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Sustainability

Thanksgiving, from Plymouth Rock to Standing Rock

Thanksgiving is a holiday that puts food and people front and center: meat and vegetables, Pilgrims and Indians. But ever since I visited the Sacred Stone Encampment of the Standing Rock Sioux, I’ve been thinking more deeply about the foods and people commonly linked to Thanksgiving, and about the complicated nexus of culture, history, mythology, …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues

Bacon, Jalapeno & Cheddar Cheese Ball

On any given Saturday afternoon during football season I can usually be found with a big group of friends, gathering to watch our local college football team. The host is a master on the grill, and food is never (ever, ever) in short supply. My knowledge, and to be honest, interest, in football is limited, …

November 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes

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