Veggie Roll-Ups

December 31, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Circles, by Soul Coughing The holidays are here! Every street is lit with green and red, jingle bells ring through the stores, menorah’s shed gentle yellow light. Magical, and usually frosted white—though this year was a snowless Christmas—the holiday times are for coming together. For family and gifts, and of course parties! Now the big question is, what do you bring…


New Year’s Resolution: Shop Small Business

With a new year comes the drive towards following up with one life-changing New Year Resolution—of course, if you’re a procrastinator like me, this is an enterprise just waiting to fail. So I’m raising the stakes for my New Year’s Resolution, looking beyond just improving myself by working to give back to the community at large by pledging to food shop in support of small businesses. “But Angeli, doesn’t that…

January 22, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: Become an International Gourmand

So how about those New Year’s resolutions? The Silver Spork News staff has high hopes for this year and I’m sure you do too. But hey, does anyone actually follow through on their resolutions? Do we ever work out more and become better people? Or do we just slap a new label on an old product? The cynic in me says “yes” to that last one. But Silver Spork News…

January 6, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: Cheese and More Cheese

I’ve had a love affair with cheese for most of my life. While I was growing up, cheese was such a large staple of my diet that my mother was afraid I would have a heart attack. And to this day I haven’t been able to cut down on my consumption. Sadly, the range of my cheese tastes is limited, and growing up my predilections were nonsensically particular. I would…

January 5, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: #Snack2015

A guy once told me he liked to graze on three to four cookies over the course of three hours as if that was a crazy amount of cookies to consume. I looked at him like he built a school for ants. Three cookies is not a lot….and eating them at a rate of one cookie an hour shows restraint I don’t understand. He has a point though; grazing is…

January 4, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: Rise of the Sprouts

The New Year is here, which means it’s time for resolutions. Resolutions that will be long gone by tomorrow. Since food is the main topic for Silver Spork News, I’ll make my resolution food-themed. More specifically, about an under-appreciated food item. You know who I’m talking about: Mr. Sprout. I’m very adventurous when it comes to food. I’ll try anything once. But when people ask if there’s something I won’t…

January 3, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Get Real, Food Pyramid

Something magical happened when I made the transition from living with my parents to living on my own.  I realized that I can cook and eat balanced meals. But over the years something has been happening. It snuck up on me like some sneaky sloth – which I imagine should be hard, but it’s such a slow shift that you don’t notice it until that moldy tree-hugger has wrapped its…

January 2, 2015

New Year’s Resolution: Become a Wine God

I’ve been really behind on basically everything this year. You know: buying birthday presents hours before you’re supposed to send them off; going to the grocery store on the night before Thanksgiving (I seriously advise NOT partaking in this…); and now here I am, trying to figure out what the heck I need to change about myself this year. I’ve never been very good at resolutions. I mean, I usually…

January 1, 2015