The Eugene Saturday Market is a treasure trove of Crazy Useful Things.
Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a species of fungus in the Saccharomycetaceae family that has been instrumental in human food production for millennia.
Cod is among the most important food fish in the world, and cod liver oil has been a popular dietary supplement for centuries at least. So let's show a little appreciation for the Gadidae, shall we?
The name "osier" refers to a number of species of willow tree that produce long, narrow, flexible branches that are especially valued in basket-making. It can also refer to the branch itself (also called a "withy"). The best-known of the species is the common osier or basket willow (Salix viminalis). The common osier (Salix viminalis).... Continue Reading →