Tag: local food

Slow Food International Menu For Change Photo Roundup

The last time you heard from me, I mentioned I was participating in a Slow Food International challenge. The challenge was to cook two meals a week, for three weeks, using ingredients from within a 200-mile radius of my home. I’ve been sharing photos of these meals on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but in case ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #3, July 2017

As I pulled into a parking spot in the lot where our Farmers’ Market sets up each week during the summer, I noticed it looks a little smaller than it has in previous years. The little ring of canopies and tables isn’t filling up quite as much space as it used to. This could change, ...

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Farmers’ Market Report #1, June 2017

Saturday morning was cool and cloudy. It was a perfect day to venture into our local Pick-Your-Own Strawberries field, on its opening day. About an hour later, 10 pounds of strawberries covered my kitchen counter, laid out on dishtowels, still damp from the previous night’s rain. After a quick shower and change of my equally ...

Using What You’ve Learned: Eating As Locally As You Choose

If you have spent some time with the seasonal fruits chart from Shari’s Berries, you have probably noticed that, according to the chart, most fruits are in season most of the time, somewhere. It’s that SOMEWHERE that is the important point. Let me explain. I commented on the chart’s inclusion of strawberries as an early ...

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Eating Local, Step 3: Find Your Farmers!

It’s hard to believe after I have been knee-deep in snow several times today while taking Luna the Dog out for her potty breaks, but spring is really just around the corner. Spring Equinox is Monday, March 20. While I cannot see the soil in my area, life is possibly very different for you, and ...

Eating Local, Step 1: Have a Plan

Apologies for the long stretch without posts. There’s a lot to, um, digest, right now, and I am integrating many new ideas into how I perceive the world. So bear with me. Making changes in the way you’ve been living your life is hard. It’s complicated. Everything’s connected, so one change affects everything, in sometimes ...

Ottolenghi: Shakshuka!

The name of this dish just sounds like there should be an exclamation point at the end of it – Shakshuka! Go ahead, say it out loud and you’ll see what I mean. It sounds like the name of a 1950’s jungle movie starring Ava Gardner and Clark Gable, full of exotic drama and adventure. ...