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Birds Eye: Fun facts

Currently on my nightstand is Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man, the biography of the man that revolutionized frozen food.  The book is actually quite fascinating.  Below are ten fun facts. Birds Eye the company is named after its founder, Mr. Birdseye. Mr. Birdseye developed and patented the technique of flash freezing food. Today, Birds Eye […]


It’s hot here in Philly.  89 degrees with Floridian humidity hot.  Don’t get me wrong, I like the warmth.  After four years in Vermont I’ve got to make up for lost time.  However, I can’t say I enjoy being greeted by an 85 degree wall of air every time I open the door to my […]

Sorry Jillian, we can no longer be friends.

I always liked Jillian Michaels.  Or rather, I liked her in the small handful of Biggest Loser episodes that I’ve seen.  Her I don’t take no bullshit attitude is just my style. Then I came across this snippet from her: Next time you’re full but can’t stop picking at your plate, wreck it. Don’t put […]

Every problem has a solution

Every problem has a solution.  At least that’s what my math teacher told me.  I like to think that it holds true outside of the realm of trigonometric functions and multivariate statistics. Below is a list of my top problem foods when it comes to food waste.  Will you help me brainstorm some solutions?  Pretty […]

My take: Freezer dos and don’ts

DO: Freeze leftover baked goods.  Leave extra cupcakes on your counter and you KNOW that one of two scenarios will result.  (1) Sugar-induced coma + chocolate icing on the corners of your mouth + trail of cake crumbs on your kitchen floor + several swigs of pepto bismal.  (2) Cupcakes in your trashcan waiting to be […]

Food Saves of the Week

We as eaters are not the only ones throwing our food away.  Grocery stores and other retailers toss quite a bit in the trash as well, including 12% of their fruits and vegetables.  Bruised bananas, oddly shaped tomatoes, and slightly wilted basil are deemed unfit for the shelves.   Some grocery stores have helped save […]