Corn Free: An Interview with Maine writer Caitlin Shetterly regarding her GMO corn protein allergy

Caitlin Shetterly

Caitlin Shetterly is more than a writer from Portland. She’s a writer with a unique ailment who, in ELLE magazine’s August issue, used her communicative abilities to tell her story to a large audience.  In reading Shetterly’s feature, I was impressed with her personal tenacity in seeking relief from her ailment, and though happy she’s […]

From Flight to Destination: How To Eat Healthy On Vacation

Dear Call Me Old Fashioned readers, This here’s a guest post by Cole Millen, who requested the opportunity to offer his experience with eating healthy while on vacation. He’s provided a few internal links in the article that he found helpful during his research, but they are not affiliate links. Enjoy! -Jenna __________________ From Flight […]

What is this? Determining the identity of your food

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America’s food culture has morphed into a troubling maze of health claims, confusing polysyllabic ingredients, and debates about genetically modified foods, organic v. non-organic, and local v. not local. Some writers, such as Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman, have attempted to simplify food choices by encouraging readers to “keep it simple” when it comes to […]

ACF Committee votes Ought to Pass on Right to Know about GMOs

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Interested in whether or not Maine will require labels for genetically-modified organisms (GMO)? Here’s news: On Tuesday, May 21, the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee (ACF) voted “Ought to Pass” after a final review of language in LD 718: An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed […]

Love to read? Ten Books about Food and Farming

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For book and reading lovers, winter seems the season most conducive to marathon reading sessions. Yet somehow, during the summer months, those who love reading draw out little bits of time to lose themselves in the written word. Summer months are typically active, dynamic, and border on chaotic. There’s always a book though, to help […]

Good Ole Fashioned Manual Labor

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A week of perfect springtime weather gets the gardener outside sifting soil. Shovels make the lawn a gauntlet. Muscles dormant from a lazy winter are strained awake. Wendell Berry has some favorite feelings, and work-weariness and earned rest are among them. Read his poem “Goods” here. I understand his sentiment. I doubt I would put […]

Easy Food: Five Ingredient Flatbread


What’s flatbread? It’s pizza without sauce. Maybe not, but that’s what it is for me. The common word is that it’s a very basic bread made from flour, water and salt. However, fresh or frozen pizza dough (not pre-baked) works just fine in my kitchen. Whenever I have pizza dough in the fridge or freezer, […]