In no particular order, honorary Texan, NYTimes lifer, curiosity seeker, hummingbird lover, weekend baker, Ceci's mom. Oh, yeah, and #GoBruins

Burger King to Add Hot Dogs to the Grill

nytimes.com — Burger King is going to the dogs - hot dogs, that is. The burger chain announced on Wednesday that it was adding grilled hot dogs to its menu, looking to use the kitchen equipment it already has - its hamburgers are flame-broiled - and offer more variety on its menu.
Feb 10, 2016

RT @nytimes: Burger King is putting grilled hot dogs on its menu. "We can grill it just like you would at a backyard barbecue." nyti.ms/1PD72lr

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Cover crops - a farm revolution with deep roots in the past

newsobserver.com — When Mark Anson came home with his hair on fire after a seminar on the seemingly soporific topic of soil health, his younger brother, Doug, was skeptical. What had Mark lit up was cover crops: fields of noncash crops like hairy vetch and cereal rye that act on soil like a nourishing facial after the harvest.

Coca-Cola Reports Strong Earnings, Beating Expectations

nytimes.com — The Coca-Cola Company managed to beat Wall Street's expectations, reporting strong profits for its fourth quarter thanks to higher prices for its products. The company also said on Tuesday that it would accelerate sales of its bottling operations, a tactic favored by investment analysts because it bolsters earnings.

Chipotle Meeting Outlines Food Safety to Workers and Message for Public

nytimes.com — Chipotle Mexican Grill closed its more than 2,000 restaurants for four hours on Monday to hold a "virtual" town hall meeting with its employees about steps it said it was taking to improve food safety and regain consumers' trust.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @adamsona: An all hands Chipotle meeting is a good first step but more will be needed to rebuild consumer trust via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/09/bus…

Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past

nytimes.com — When Mark Anson came home with his hair on fire after a seminar on the seemingly soporific topic of soil health, his younger brother, Doug, was skeptical. What had Mark lit up was cover crops: fields of noncash crops like hairy vetch and cereal rye that act on soil like a nourishing facial after the harvest.
Feb 06, 2016

RT @nytimes: Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past nyti.ms/20fZgD4

Feb 06, 2016

Another benefit of cover crops: keep you from crushing the land into an irrecoverable dust bowl like that one time mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/bus…

Feb 06, 2016

Cover Crops, a Farming Revolution With Deep Roots in the Past, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/07/bus…

Feb 06, 2016

For your weekend reading list, an excellent @ssstrom piece on cover crops: nytimes.com/2016/02/07/bus…

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Chipotle Food-Safety Issues Drag Down Profits

nytimes.com — The food safety scandal that has tarnished Chipotle Mexican Grill 's reputation also did significant damage to the company's financial performance in recent months. As had been announced earlier, sales in stores open at least a year, or same-store sales, sank 14.6 percent in the quarter that ended Dec. 31.

After Suing Over Eggless Spread, Hellmann’s Introduces Its Own

nytimes.com — If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Unilever, the global food and consumer products giant, said on Tuesday that it would begin selling an eggless sandwich spread. Hellmann's Carefully Crafted Dressing and Sandwich Spread will make its debut a little more than a year after Unilever sued Hampton Creek, the upstart food company whose Just Mayo eggless spread has dented the market share of conventional mayonnaises.
Feb 02, 2016

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" --After Suing Over Eggless Spread, Hellmann’s Introduces Its Own, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/03/bus…

Feb 02, 2016

RT @ssstrom: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" --After Suing Over Eggless Spread, Hellmann’s Introduces Its Own, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/03/bus…

Feb 02, 2016

RT @nytimesbusiness: After suing Just Mayo over eggless spread, Hellmann’s introduces its own nyti.ms/206W2lg

Feb 02, 2016

After Suing Over Eggless Spread, Hellmann’s Introduces Its Own, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2016/02/03/bus…

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McDonald’s Reports Strong Earnings, Helped by All-Day Breakfast

nytimes.com — McDonald's surprised even the most bullish investors on Monday, reporting stronger than expected gains in earnings thanks to its introduction of All Day Breakfast. Same-store sales, the numbers for stores open at least a year, rose 5.7 percent in the United States in the quarter that ended Dec.
Jan 25, 2016

.@McDonalds strong sales and profit gains, thanks to that All Day Breakfast thing. nytimes.com/2016/01/26/bus…

Jan 25, 2016

RT @nytimes: Those all-day Egg McMuffins helped McDonald's boost its sales at the end of 2015 nyti.ms/1KzYDwX pic.twitter.com/bQnhPq5F4H

Jan 25, 2016

RT @nytimes: Those all-day Egg McMuffins helped McDonald's boost its sales at the end of 2015 nyti.ms/1KzYDwX pic.twitter.com/bQnhPq5F4H

Jan 25, 2016

RT @nytimes: Those all-day Egg McMuffins helped McDonald's boost its sales at the end of 2015 nyti.ms/1KzYDwX pic.twitter.com/bQnhPq5F4H

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Freshii Will Offer Half-Off Promotion to Lure Chipotle Customers

nytimes.com — Freshii plans to make lemonade out of Chipotle's lemons. The Canadian restaurant chain, which offers everything from a juice cleanse to customized wraps and quinoa bowls, will sell the Mexican items on its menu for half price on Feb. 8, the day Chipotle Mexican Grill will close all its stores for a few hours for an employee meeting on food safety.
Jan 20, 2016

When does Chipotle actually hit bottom now that Freshii is cashing in on its misfortune on its Feb. 8th shutdown? nyti.ms/1UahYu9

Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Indiana

nytimes.com — The Department of Agriculture confirmed on Friday that a strain of avian influenza had hit a commercial flock of turkeys in Indiana. Avian influenza dominated agricultural news last spring, decimating flocks throughout the Midwest and in isolated cases along the West Coast.
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Feb 09, 2016

RT @BeverageDigest: Coke announced U.S. refranchise letters of intent. Looks to refranchise 100% of U.S. by 2017. Signs deal to refranchise its China bottling.

Feb 08, 2016

RT @SenateAgDems: Interesting read over the weekend by @ssstrom on use of cover crops. Thoughts? nytimes.com/2016/02/07/bus…

Feb 07, 2016

Loving the @HeinzKetchup_US as with the dachshunds. Reminded me of my first pet, Solong.


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