Garden Fresh Game Day Party Pack Giveaway!

Garden Fresh Salsa Contest / Givewaway / Free Chips and Salsa

What’s synonymous with the Big Game??? Chips, dips and salsa, of course!  We can’t name the game, but we can tell you it’s on February 1st, and it rhymes with Salsa Bowl. How appropriate is that? To celebrate the occasion, we're giving away THE ULTIMATE PARTY PACK!! From now until January 19, 2015, ENTER TO WIN a package of Garden Fresh goodies at your 2015 Game Day party SHIPPED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! We'll send the winner an awesome assortment of our fresh salsas, dips, guacamole and tortilla chips. The more entries you complete at the bottom of this post, the more chances you … [Read more...]

The Marriage of Science and Taste

AromaFork

Is it Always a Good Thing? Take for example, the Aromafork. This scientific wonder promises to provide a " fascinating olfactive experience" by tricking the senses. The fork comes with 21 different fragrances, including: 3 "Beans" aromas - chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, 4 "Fruits" aromas - banana, lychee, passion fruit and strawberry, 3 "Herbs" aromas - basil, cilantro and mint, 3 "Nuts" aromas - almond, coconut and peanut, 4 "Spices" aromas - black pepper, cinnamon, ginger and wasabi, and 4 "Umami" aromas - butter, olive oil, smoke and truffle. These, they claim, will … [Read more...]

Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

heirloom or hybrid

Have you been wondering what the difference between heirloom and hybrid is? Sources: http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/09/12/tomatoes-heirlooms-vs-hybrids/ … [Read more...]

Fresh Packaging

Usda food waste

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment recently published an interesting report on the role of packaging in reducing food waste. This free, informative brochure reminds us that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), among others, says that American's waste a lot of food. Various reports suggest that approximately 40% of food purchased, is not consumed. That works out to be about 36 million tons of food each year, worth $162 billion. The report says that improving packaging can help alleviate spoilage, which is a key contributor to the waste … [Read more...]

Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Umami, and ?

Why does taste matter? Essentially, the chemical experience of taste is made up of a small number of discrete sensations on the the tongue which are critical in letting us know whether we are eating something good for us (nutritious) or bad for us (poisonous). As tastebuds respond to the chemicals in food, we either feel pleasure, revulsion, or some combination of the two, and this lets us know whether we ought to continue consuming. And then there were five As far as most of us were concerned for the greater part of our lives, there were 4 basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour and bitter.  In … [Read more...]

Tips for a More Sustainable Workplace

GreenIS-(GFG)

After our recent post about sustainability, we have received several comments from people dreaming of making their own work environments more green. Below are a few tips for a more sustainable workplace. … [Read more...]