The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.

The other night, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. This meeting was an annual gathering of engaged individuals involved with the Rainforest Action Network. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I like to stay involved in the fair food movement, no matter the place. … Continue reading The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.

Sunshine, Day Dreams. Autumn Bright, Sunday Best.

The end of October is approaching quickly. Normally, Halloween has always been one of my favorite celebrations, however, this year, I'm struggling to find any determination to do anything. I don't want to get dressed up in some skimpy outfit and get drunk. I don't really want to go around and get candy from strangers…candy … Continue reading Sunshine, Day Dreams. Autumn Bright, Sunday Best.

Goodies aren’t so good. Self control, have you heard of it?

Here, in the US, we are surrounded by junk food all the time. For office parties, cookies, candy, cakes, muffins, donuts, chips, all of those things are presented...and how do we say no? Well, we usually don't. We usually make up an excuse to yourselves, something like, "well it IS a special occasion...", or "I'll … Continue reading Goodies aren’t so good. Self control, have you heard of it?

The blueberries taste like blueberries…but the zucchini tastes like PIZZA!

Last weekend, I headed out to Kendall's Blueberries to pick as many as I could! It is nearing the end of the season and I wanted to score some fresh, chemical-free, and affordable berries for the upcoming winter! This farm, a blueberry farm, located in Hastings, MI, offers $1/lb u-pick berries! So, of course, my … Continue reading The blueberries taste like blueberries…but the zucchini tastes like PIZZA!

Garden Soup for a Chilly Friday

A delicious, freshly made soup! Let's see...redskin potatoes, tomatoes, corn, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, thyme, chicken stock, a little rue, and some salt & pepper! So perfect... Especially with a side of fresh and locally baked sourdough bread and my mom's homemade herb butter! Amazing meal πŸ™‚