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Investigating Personal Care Products: Burt’s Bees

Is there anyone into natural skin care who doesn’t know about Burt’s Bees? I became aware of this brand years ago, when the only place I could find them was an herb farm…

Happy Goat Caramels

If asked, a lot of people will tell you that they’re not big fans of caramel. In a way, it’s understandable; a lot of caramels produced in the US are much too sweet…

Investigating Personal Care Products: Mountain Ocean

I love coconut. I especially love a good coconut aroma; that’s what first attracted me to the products of Mountain Ocean, located in Boulder, CO. I remember first seeing their Skin Trip Soap…

Goodlifer: Lundberg Family Farms

Lundberg Family Farms

I know so many people in the US who regard rice as an afterthought. What a shame! Rice has come a long way from the boring, one-dimensional grain of my childhood. Nobody has…

Goodlifer: G and S Groves - Citrus from Texas

G and S Groves – Citrus from Texas

Sometimes, you encounter good food from an unexpected source. I never claimed to know much about Texas; I’ve never even spent any time there. But for most people, Texas is unlikely to be…

Goodlifer: Apollo Olive Oil - Extra Virgin Shades of Green

Apollo Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Shades of Green

Someone puts a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and a bottle of Chianti in front of you. Discounting the labels and any variations in bottle color or shape, the wines will look similar. Yet…

Goodlifer: Let's Be Frank - Grass-fed Dogs Are Better

Let’s Be Frank – Grass-fed Dogs Are Better

I remember meeting Sue Moore very well. Our chance encounter took place in San Francisco, in front of the Ferry Building, during one of the smaller, weekday Farmers’ Markets. Never before had I…

Goodlifer: Jerzy Boyz Farm - Deliciously Crisp Organic Apples

Jerzy Boyz Farm – Deliciously Crisp Organic Apples

One of the great things about autumn is biting into a crisp, delicious apple. Many times, though, supermarket apples are a serious let-down. They’re too bruised from transportation and being tossed into a…

Goodlifer: B.T. Baking - Because Brownies are Better Together

B.T. Baking – Because Brownies are Better Together

Good brownies are a joy, whether you’re giving them as a gift or devouring them yourself. But all too often, commercially-made brownies are too sweet, too salty, lacking in good chocolate flavor, and…

Goodlifer: Passion for Pasta: Al Dente Pasta Co.

Passion for Pasta: Al Dente Pasta Co.

I have a great fondness for small-scale food producers with genuine enthusiasm about their products, but I like it even better when they the products are truly worthwhile and the producers manage to…

Goodlifer: Fiddyment Farms - Pioneering Nut Farming

Fiddyment Farms – Pioneering Nut Farming

People have been eating pistachios for millennia. Well-known (and highly prized) in the Middle East and Southern Europe for centuries, they eventually made their way to the United States. It used to be…

Goodlifer: Sonoma Sausage - Bratwurst with a Fan Base

Sonoma Sausage – Bratwurst with a Fan Base

It’s not very often that I get excited about bratwurst. It’s not bad, but as a rule it’s not the kind of food that makes me jump up and down. Of course, that…

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