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Stories written by Gretchen Van Monette

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Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 2/23/2000

Types: Food & Drink

EAT A MEATLESS PIZZA For vegetarians and people who keep kosher, the idea of ordering a pizza topped with anything other than vegetables is pretty much unheard of. That is, unless they pay a visit to Southfield’s Jerusalem ...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 2/2/2000

Types: Food & Drink

VOGUE VEGGIES When Amy Jean Thompson makes a vegetable tray, she doesn’t rely on the usual carrots, broccoli and celery. Thompson, a vegetarian who owns and runs Creative Catering in Huntington Woods, goes way beyond basic veggies;...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Sassy and saucy tidbits and news about food, with attitude.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 12/22/1999

Types: Food & Drink

KEEP YOUR COOL Several hundred years ago, ice sculpting started in France as an attractive way to keep food fresh. Ever since, the melting art form has appeared at many a reception and celebration. These sculptures can be traditional — a swan or a hea...[MORE]

Seizure: For the birds

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 10/27/1999

Types: News, Law

Seizure: For the birds The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has flexed its "zero tolerance" muscles in an effort to protect Americans from THC – the psychoactive component of marijuana – by halting a truckload of sterile, and, for ...[MORE]

Hemp for health: Hemp seed oil may not be a miracle cure, but it sure is good for you.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 6/30/1999

Types: Culture, Health & science

Over the centuries, hemp seeds and their oil have been recognized by various cultures as an effective herbal treatment for a variety of ailments, from constipation to PMS. Today, research shows that hemp seed oil can have therapeutic benefits, inc...[MORE]

Swinging in the rain: Summer's here and the time is night...

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 5/5/1999

Types: Culture

Sweltering air – a suspended layer of it. Not to even think of moving. Hot-’n’-heavy in Hamtramck. From the porch, we can see the kids play slow-motion stickball under a streetlight. Across the way, neighbors barely lift tiny cups of Turkish ...[MORE]

Hemp, hemp hooray: No smoke screen, entrepreneurs are banking on it.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 2/24/1999

Types: News, Law

There was once a strain of cannabis sativa – the industrial, not smokable, variety of hemp – named Early Michigan. That was long before hemp, and the marijuana it’s related to, became illegal in this country. Today, even though indu...[MORE]

Writings on the walls: Documentary exposes what we say when we’ve got our pants down.

By Gretchen Van Monette

Published: 8/16/2000

Types: Culture

You never know when inspiration will hit. One afternoon a little more than a year ago, while taking a pee at the University of Michigan, filmmaker Jamie Schenk was intrigued by the inscriptions and drawings adorning the gray bathroom walls. “I was mesmerized by all the graffiti,” she says. “Wo...[MORE]

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