A Pie Party for Oso Mudslide Relief

Eat for Equity got its beginnings in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At our core, we’ve always made it a priority to hold community feasts to benefit those hit hardest by disasters. Over a month ago, the town of Oso, WA was hit hard by a mudslide, which left a devastating physical and emotional mark […]

Carrot Harissa Spread

This vibrantly colored dip featured prominently in the rainbow of spreads we made for an art gallery opening featuring art inspired by the work of social justice organizations. Orange carrot harissa spread was joined by red romesco sauce, yellow saffron butter, green chermoula, and magenta beet-yogurt dip. Guests played with their food by painting bread with […]

Until Next Week, Annabelle

Originally written 5/07/03 Main Street, Harmony, Minnesota – Traffic jams only occur when some farmer’s tractor blocks the lane. Road hazards are more organic here, consisting of deer, raccoon, and Amish buggies. Drivers greet each other not with obscenities or implicating gestures, but with nods, waves, and tips of their hats. On Main Street of this […]

Rhubarb Bars

This recipe originally comes from Annabelle Kvam, a home cook who continued to write a weekly newspaper column well into her eighties. She would handwrite her recipes and “chuckles” each week and send them to the paper – and deciphering and typing up Annabelle’s cursive for copy was one of my first jobs as a teenager in […]

Building a Fresh Start

Thirty minutes outside of Madison, a hard working crew is building a new Dane County park. They’re building trails through the woods, clearing honeysuckle, buckthorn and other invasive species to make gently sloping paths overlooking the lake. They’re clearing garbage and old farm machinery from the woods. They’re planting cover crops and the seeds to […]