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I’m Starting on Sunday, January 3rd

Have you ever wondered why human beings have this need to start new things on a Monday, as opposed to a Wednesday, or on January 1st as opposed to January 12th (assuming of course that January 12th isn’t a Monday)?

I guess there is something about the way we are wired that likes the order of beginning on the first day of a new week or the first day of a new year.  I remember when I gave up smoking cigarettes thirty years ago, I picked a Monday to quit.  I didn’t even think about picking any other day.  I just knew – Mondays are the only days you can begin a new habit.

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CSA Summer: Week 19, featuring clam chowder, roasted chicken banh mi

With the end of this month comes the end of our CSA at Goldfinch Farm, and I’m just bracing myself for the tragedy of it all. With bounties like these, you’d feel the same way: Every now and again, I’m … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 18, featuring kale pesto and curry potatoes

I can’t tell you how excited I was about our CSA produce from Goldfinch Farm this week. Goodbye tomatoes and hello, leafy greens! (Jeff did snag some green tomatoes for frying, but they were from the “seconds” bin.) Earlier this … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 17, featuring cauliflower pasta shells, loaded baked sweet potato

Our full CSA share from Goldfinch Farm took a decided turn toward autumn this week. Take a look: I really love this time of year because it’s peak garlic season, we’re no longer flooded with tomatoes and now we have sweet … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 16, featuring broccoli stem slaw

Jeff and I had a cramped schedule last week, so we had time to prepare only one recipe from our portion of the CSA share we split with reporter Brandie from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s our half of the bounty that … Continue reading

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Local group wants foie gras off menus;
hopes to educate public

Adrienne Williams remembers the exact day she decided to try a vegan diet. She was at a wedding last year, speaking to another guest who happened to be vegan. At this time, Williams wasn’t vegan. After having a long conversation … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 15, featuring German potato salad, pickled beans

Last Monday, Jeff and I worked our second (and last) shift at Goldfinch Farm as part of our working, full share. We harvested basil, hot peppers, beans (green, wax, purple and dragon tongue) and tomatoes, weeded the bean patch and … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 13, featuring baba ghanoush

Jeff managed to pull off a good recipe to share with y’all from our CSA share from Goldfinch Farm last week. Here’s our half of the share, picked up by reporter Brandie with whom we’ve been splitting our full share … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 12, featuring zucchini bread, vegetable couscous salad

We may or may not be getting into that point of summer where we choose recipes just to use up as much produce as possible. To be clear, we’re still loving our full CSA shares from Goldfinch Farm, but the end of … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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