Does Wheatgrass Accelerate Recovery?

I used to be an athlete. When I was 17, I could swim 100 yards of freestyle in 47 seconds, and no one has ever swum 100 yards of butterfly at the West Side Swim Club in Madison Wisconsin as fast as I did one day in 1976. But the exercise I do these days…

Grassing up

It’s supposed to be good for you to a degree that makes you wonder whether it’s too good to be true. Some of the claims are hard to believe: “Wheatgrass juice fights body odor! Wheatgrass juice blocks tooth decay! Wheatgrass keeps gnats out of your eyes!” And relieves arthritis, and reduces inflammation, and protects against certain cancers.…

Nine Generations at Georges Mill Farm

“That’s Saffire,” Molly Kroiz explained, nodding at the goat who’d turned to look us over. “She used to be the queen, but there was a coup d’etat last summer, and Hannah deposed her. For a while she was depressed, and her milk production dropped, but eventually they formed a kind of coalition government, and now…

GCF Kale Watch Week Three: Spinach

I picked the spinach in that bowl on February 10, which is the dead of winter on the Blue Ridge, but the leaves I pulled from the ground were not dead. The big leaves with the red streaks on their stems had probably been alive for three or four weeks, during which time the temperature…

Brew LoCo Hosts CSA site to Serve Community

Ever since my recent visit to Brew LoCo, a new shop in Landsdowne that sells brewed beverages and brewing supplies, I’ve been pondering the verb “to brew”: how you can define it in a way that’s consistent with making both coffee and beer? From the drinker’s perspective, the two processes have nothing in common but…