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Foodie Underground: Bulking Up

ColumnDon’t equate bulk foods with your mother’s pantry. How much of what we eat is dictated by our parents? Research shows that our food preferences may actually be shaped before we’re even born, but beyond what we eat, our own eating habits and traditions are certainly influenced by our families. This […]

Foodie Underground: Pop Up Cuisine

For foodies, the last year has seen an enormous rise in the street food trend, bringing quick, authentic and diverse food to the masses. For fashionistas, it’s been pop-up shops, taking advantage of unused retail space and allowing for unique shopping experiences that can focus on more local and sustainable […]

Rocking Out in the Kitchen: Songs to Cook To

Just in time for dinner, bookmark this: EcoSalon’s handpicked playlist to inspire tonight’s cooking and kitchen dancing.  Sometimes cooking is a joy. Other times, when you’re tired and feeling low on creative inspiration, cooking is a chore. Fortunately there’s one thing that helps: music. The EcoSalon team put together a […]

What’s Your Favorite Fall Playlist? Tell Us and Win!

An exclusive  EcoSalon + 8tracks contest: submit your favorite fall songs to win. Well, it’s fall. Warm weather days are over, hot drinks sound so much more appealing compared to the last several months and if you’re biking to work you’ve started to stash your rain pants in your bag […]

Music Monday: Change Your Phases

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Today I woke up to the sound of pouring rain. For a quick moment I thought about complaining – an easy thing to do when it’s 6 am and dark and dreary out – but then I decided that the change of seasons probably […]

Foodie Underground: Amateur Is the New Black

Maybe it’s the result of an economy that requires a skill for penny pinching or maybe it’s just a renewed love of food, but whatever the reasons behind it, amateur involvement in culinary culture is happening big time, bringing the power of being a foodie into the hands of everyone […]

Bill Clinton Talks Earth Day, Environment and Climate Change

Happy Earth Day! Around EcoSalon HQ, opinions are divided. While some of us have our reservations about Earth Day – our Editor-in-Chief Sara Ost has a great answer to the question “does Earth Day still matter?” over at Treehugger today – it is an important day for rallying big names […]

Foodie Underground: Foodie Feminism

Sewing, cooking and poring over fashion magazines count among the finer activities in my daily agenda. In fact, this weekend I made a tarte au citron. Just for the hell of it. “You’re so domestic,” friends surmise whenever I detail my various cheffing endeavors, be they tartes or teas. Domestic […]

Foodie Underground: Bing’s New Portland Food Cart Finder

Food carts. If you’re not up to speed on the latest trend in food movements you’ve been living in a cave; a very dark one. Food carts are everywhere, and they’re bringing rise to some of the coolest in local, sustainable creations by some of the most up and coming […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Foodie Underground: The Other Food Porn

We’ve already discussed the obsession of pairing your wines and appetizers with your DSLR. In sifting through old photos recently, I was shocked to realize that my photographic theme is about 80/20, food vs. other. When something looks good and tastes good it’s hard to not want to document it. […]

Foodie Underground: Keep It Simple With a Soup Swap

After taking a look last week at how many people see foodies as elitists, I figured it was time to take it down a notch, highlight the fact that the underground foodie movement is often less about culinary complexities and more about keeping things simple. Growing your own food, buying […]

Foodie Underground: And the Underground Winner Is…

ColumnCongratulations to our winning Foodie Underground entry by Johanna Kindvall! Last week, in celebration of Foodie Underground‘s one-year anniversary, we asked for your own foodie submissions. We received many interesting, creative recipes, photos and artwork. As I wrote last week, writing this column has been an exploration of how food […]

The 50 Best Quotes About Love

EcoSalon’s 50 favorite quotes about love.  If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. – Thich Nhat Hanh I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle […]

New Film Features 9/11 Survivor Conquering Trauma With Food

Interview9/11 survivor Manu Dhingra sought comfort and peace in the simple act of preparing food to cope with his PTSD. If I am stressed, you can probably find me in the kitchen. For me, cooking is a way of downloading, processing and dealing on a conscious level with daily challenges. […]

Springing Back into Food-Forward Farmers’ Markets

Did you spend your weekend basking in the official spring sun? I did. And so did a slew of others who took advantage of the amazing West Coast weather and filled a couple of downtown Portland, Ore. blocks for the much awaited opening of Portland Farmers Market 2010. I’m lucky […]

To Glamp or Not to Glamp?

There’s been a lot of talk about glamping lately. If you’ve missed the boat on that one, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: glamorous + camping. Luxury camping, so to say. An attempt at combining your love for the outdoors, and hopefully greener travel, with the finer things […]

Foodie Underground: DIY Hooch

Country Living (the British version) arrived at my parents’ house on Christmas Eve. It’s a personal favorite of my mother’s and mine. We sat on the couch drinking coffee and flipping through the pages that immediately take you to another world filled with delightful accents, elevenses and quaint, snow-covered gardens. […]

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Foodie Underground: Give It Up, Butternut

ColumnSuddenly, sweet potato fries don’t seem so bad. Heard of butternut squash? Of course you have. I don’t know how one couldn’t, what with it being whipped into some not-your-average-squash creation in every organic, hipster and farm-to-table restaurant these days. Fitzgerald, were he around today, would have surely noted this […]

Foodspotting Friday: Chocolate Lovers Edition

10 photos to quell your chocolate cravings.  When I discovered that breathable chocolate actually exists, I debated on tracking down a French friend so they could send some over. A whiff of chocolate that you can keep in your purse? That’s like having an instant pick me up right next to […]

Music Monday: Wow, I Feel Even More Epic

EcoSalon’s weekly playlist pick from 8tracks. Full (maybe a little embarassing) disclosure: I have a tendency to continuously hit replay on a song. And by continuously, I mean obsessively. This happened last week when I came across the Wow, I Feel Even More Epic playlist, and got stuck on this track. […]

Foodspotting Friday: Crazy for Citrus

10 photos to inspire your citrus consumption this winter.  Come the holiday season, I always have a box of satsumas. Yes, satsumas. Not mandarins or tangerines; satsumas. Because they’re easy to peel, seedless and perfect for holiday laziness. Plus the box they come in is perfect for eco-friendly wrapping of […]

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