Pacific Flake Sea Salt

Pacific Flake Sea Salt is a salt harvestry located in a tiny corner of what was once a huge Louisiana Pacific pulp mill out on the Samoa Peninsula, just across Humboldt Bay from my hometown of Eureka, California.


For a word you've probably never heard of before, it has a surprisingly diverse number of meanings -- from wagon wheels to boats to jets, and even mining.


Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a species of fungus in the Saccharomycetaceae family that has been instrumental in human food production for millennia.


This humble-looking grass is at the center of a long and treasured cultural tradition in Spain. It's also a champion for soil rehabilitation.


Did you know that both nutmeg and mace come from the same plant? Well, now you do. Now, I'll bet you're curious about where exactly they come from.


Boron, California, is home to the U.S. Borax Boron Mine, an open-pit mine that is the largest borax mine in the world. Wait, all this hubbub for a laundry aid? Well no, not quite.

Bambara Groundnut

Also known as the Congo goober, this extremely hardy plant is a lifesaver in agriculturally marginal areas. It is also characterized by "geocarpy." Bet you're dying to know what THAT is.


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?

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