Entries by Alexis Croswell

Swiss Mountain Coffee

This week, in a coffee-scented office, I sat down with Bryan Bestrom of Swiss Mountain Coffee to talk about what makes the best bean, and how the coffee magic happens.   How did Swiss mountain coffee get started? I got started in office coffee service back in 1980 and that was delivering coffee to offices, […]

Chicken and Eggs

When it comes to buying and choosing responsibly produced chicken and eggs, there are a number of terms used to describe how well the chicken and eggs were raised. Here in West Michigan, we are very lucky to have local farms who care about the well being of their animals and the transparency of their […]

Kohlrabi – Kale’s Funky Cousin

Until a few weeks ago I had only heard of kohlrabi, but never seen it. While I was picking up produce for a friend I was offered to take home some Kohlrabi. My first thought, what do I do with this thing? It looked like a lovely plant that I would use as a centerpiece […]

All Hail Kale!

Kale is truly the “it” vegetable right now. You can even get a t-shirt proclaiming your love of this leafy green vegetable, and that’s saying something. If you haven’t jumped on the kale bandwagon yet, I’m here to help you out. This veggie is packed with omega 3, omega 6, tons of calcium, vitamin A, […]