Apparently, I’ve been making cinnamon toast wrong my entire life. At least according to Pioneer Woman. In my defense, I adhere to a fifth technique, which is Approach #3, as detailed on her blog, with the extra step of broiling the toast after you butter it and dust it with the cinnamon sugar mixture. I think this does a pretty good job, personally.
Slow Food USA lets us know that three states currently have legislation pending that would make it a criminal act to take pictures at a farm! Seriously? Those who follow food issues know that this is driven by factory farms seeking to limit the possibility that folks will take pictures of how they do things, which usually isn’t pretty. I’ve taken photos at small farms before, but always with permission and encouragement. It would be a sad thing from an aesthetic perspective to criminalize such photos, but the more important issue is that these laws are another case of factory farms trying to bury their bad acts. Don’t let it happen. Sign the petition at the Slow Food link, especially if you live in Minnesota, Iowa or Florida.
The New York Public Library is partnering with a N.Y. brewery to reproduce George Washington’s recipe for suds. Check out his handwritten recipe for “small beer” at the link above.