Most regions have their own signature food, something they are known for around the world. Maine has lobster. Alaska has salmon. California has wine. Florida, oranges. Boston, clam chowder. Wisconsin, cheese. New Orleans, beignets. Mmm. Here in the mid-Atlantic region, we are surrounded by such wonderful regional delicacies including Maryland crabcakes, Philadelphia cheesesteaks (and cream cheese), New York cheesecake (and pizza). I’ve always said Delaware was the best state because it’s within an easy drive of all these wonderful foods. Continue reading

The Organic Milk Advantage

A new study reveals that when it comes to milk, organic whole milk may be your best bet. This is good news for me since that is my dairy drink of choice. It’s also exciting for the organic movement as this is a clear example of the organic advantage when it comes to nutrition. There are a lot of quasi-scientific studies that support organic health claims (e.g. sample sizes are too small, methodology is questionable, findings are inconclusive), but this study seems to be solid across the board. Continue reading


Snow makes me crave soup. Not just any soup. Broccoli cheddar soup. Growing up this was the only way I liked broccoli. In rich, creamy, cheesey soup. Other kids wanted hot chocolate when they finished playing in the snow. I wanted broccoli soup! Continue reading