Archive | March, 2015

Jen Young

Staff Favorite: Urban Moonshine

Jen Young, the Monadnock Food Co-op’s Wellness Buyer, had a hard time picking just one favorite Urban Moonshine product — so she chose two: the Citrus Flavored Bitters and the Chocolate Love Tonic. “Their flavors taste truly amazing; not overpowering,” she shares.  “I like that Urban Moonshine started as a small family business.” Based in […]

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Monadnock Food Co-op Supports Genetically Engineered Right-to-Know Act of 2015

The Monadnock Food Co-op supports the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act of 2015, introduced in the U.S. House and Senate, calling for mandatory federal labeling of foods and ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  The Co-op stands with National Co+op Grocers (NCG) in supporting this legislation. “Our Member-Owners and shoppers are very concerned about GMOs […]

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To Ferment or Not to Ferment

Okay, I admit it. I am somewhat intimidated by the idea of making my own fermented food and beverages. I really WANT to do it, and it’s a simple process; I just keep not doing it. I know it would save me money to make sauerkraut and kombucha, but I just haven’t worked up the […]

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Keep Your Produce Fresher, Longer

Just as people breathe, produce respires. It takes in oxygen and produces carbon dioxide. This process, called oxidation, is responsible for the breakdown (spoilage) of fruits and vegetables after harvest. You can’t stop this natural process, but you can learn how to slow it down and lengthen the life of your produce with the simple […]

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1-3/4 pounds onions, divided use 2-1/2 pounds carrots, divided use 6 pounds corned beef brisket or round, spiced or unspiced 1 cup cider vinegar 6 ounces Irish stout beer 1 tablespoon mustard seed 1 tablespoon coriander seed 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon dill seed 1/2 […]

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