Category Archives: Food

Comfort Food

ITALIAN BEAN SOUP In about 3 quarts of water, cook about 1 cup of rice, or diallini or salad macs (I use whole wheat macaroni) and 1 medium diced potato (skin left on.) Add the sauce (the sauce refers to … Continue reading

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Flatlander Fund Created to Honor the Memory of Dan Schrieber

Dan Schreiber had big dreams, and the talent, enthusiasm, and vision to bring so many to fruition. He died in July at age 24. Known around town as “The Chocolate Man,” Dan was the genius behind Flatlander Chocolate, Illinois’ only … Continue reading

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More Local Food For More Local Folks

May marks the beginning of the 2010 farmer’s market season in CU with Urbana’s Market at the Square on Saturdays. Urbana’s market—and unofficial town square—is open 7 am to noon every Saturday until November 6th at the corner of Illinois … Continue reading

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Olympian Drive, Sustainability and Local Foods

Many of my fellow advocates for smart growth and sustainability have questioned Urbana’s plan to build the Olympian Drive extention. After studying the issue and its history, I believe that there is a need for the road, and that we … Continue reading

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Aramark™ Makes Horrible Lunches, and Kids Do Something About It

I go to Leal Elementary School in Urbana, and our school lunches suck. Most of the kids in my class think the school lunches are unhealthy, and should not be served at our school, or any other elementary school. For … Continue reading

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C-U Food Cooperative Encourages Eating Local

Food is at the heart of almost everything we do. It’s woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Our decisions about what we eat for dinner impacts the political, environmental, health, and fiscal picture of our global and our … Continue reading

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Hunger Awareness Day 2007

For the past 6 years, the first Tuesday in June has marked the observance of Hunger Awareness Day—a nationwide initiative to inform the general public about hunger issues affecting far too many of our friends and neighbors. While we’re all … Continue reading

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Food Not Bombs Serve Up Local Justice

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condi – tion of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can … Continue reading

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It’s Not Your Mother’s Co-op

The Common Ground Food Cooperative (CGFC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This little gem of the community is tucked in the Illinois Disciples Foundation building on Springfield Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. The non-profit grocery store owned and operated … Continue reading

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Local Grocery Shopping

Grocery buying presents a real quandary for those wanting to “shop local.” In a time gone by the “homemaker” allowed much of her (or his) work to include time for food including growing our own, meal planning, shopping, and preparation. … Continue reading

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