Make it a super holiday with this superfood

You’ve heard the word “superfood” before. By and large the word is more promotional in nature than scientific, and in fact, it’s a word, so to speak, that is not part of a nutritionist’s diet. However, most of us understand that the word has a meaning that is good-health related, that it’s a food that … Continue reading

Make it a make-ahead Thanksgiving

Let’s face it, preparing for a Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. For some, it can be downright stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. Much of the stress of getting ready for Thanksgiving can be alleviated by following these tips:

Going beyond potato salad

Well, by now you’ve probably heard it, but if you haven’t, here’s the digested, pun intended, story about it. A few months ago on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website for entrepreneurs, a fellow named Zach Brown from Ohio was looking to raise investment capital for making potato salad. He had no business plan, and, in fact, … Continue reading

Let’s get deeply rooted in root vegetables

Marcus Samuelsson, the famed New York chef, loves his root vegetables. In fact, five of his favorites are parsnips, turnips, beets, sweet potatoes and jicama, yes jicama. These are a staple on his menu, particularly in the cold weather months. Like many great chefs, Marcus recognizes the health benefits that root vegetables are loaded with, … Continue reading

At the Heart of Wisconsin’s Heartland Farms

If you’ve ever bought a bag of potato chips in Wisconsin or throughout the mid-west, chances are good that bag is packed with potatoes grown right in Wisconsin. As one of the nation’s premier suppliers of chipping potatoes, Heartland Farms has the process mastered. Settled in 1873 by August Pavelski when he emigrated from Poland, … Continue reading