MicroGiardini

A miniature indoor garden-in-a-can

Packed in a small tin can, MicroGiardini plants make an easy way to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers in any indoor environment. Each can includes a set of hearty seeds or bulbs packed within a growing compound. With a little water and light, it transforms into a flowering plant after just a month of care. Created by seventy-year-old Northern Italian floriculture company Arnoldi Europe, the …

GreeNoodle

A new instant noodle boasts more vitamins and minerals than spinach, carrots or broccoli with a delightfully chewy texture

GreeNoodle, a new instant noodle, gets a dose of added nutrition from moroheiya (aka mallow and mulukhiyah). First cultivated in Egypt and gaining popularity in Japan, the ancient vegetable’s fiber gets spun into jute while its leaves are harvested as a vegetable. Moroheiya boasts more vitamins and minerals per serving than spinach, carrots or broccoli with a chewy texture that lends itself perfectly to noodles. …

Brooklyn Brine Pickles

The Brooklyn food renaissance recently welcomed another local producer to its ranks with the addition of Brooklyn Brine, a pickling operation based in the burgeoning neighborhood of Greenpoint. Founded in August by Josh Egnew and Shamus Jones, with the recent addition of vegan blogger Joya Carlton, critics are already singing the new brand's praises for its spirited approach to preserving. From early-spring delectables like ramps …