Hanging On To Summer and Jumping Into Fall: Fresh Local Food Storage Tips

Welcome to the October 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Meals that Keep. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they preserve … [Read more...]

CSA Weekly Meal Plan Oct. 13-19th

Last week we stayed on track with the meal plan for the most part. I tried my hardest to create healthy, homemade dinners for my family every night. A friend's Facebook status yesterday put it all into perspective for me. She was cooking meatloaf for her family that evening and said, "My family is … [Read more...]

CSA Meal Plan – October 6th-12th

Last week was a successful one. Creating a meal plan again certainly got us back on track again and we saved money and ate a lot more healthy. Having a kitchen and life slow back down just a bit helped too;) Recap: Dinner in the Dell was pretty amazing. Here's is a picture of one of Chef … [Read more...]

Tangy and Tasty Rainbow Marinara Sauce {Recipe}

Who said heirlooms don't make good sauce? Well, probably no one, but either way, they do:) They make a delicious sauce and a gorgeous one at that. A homemade sauce is one of my favorite things, especially with fresh tomatoes in the summer. This summer is coming to a close but there are still plenty … [Read more...]

I Am In Love With Tomatoes…Heirlooms To Be Exact {Locavore Living}

So remember how I said before that I "taught" myself to like tomatoes last year? Well, I think I went a little overboard because now I am in love. I am in love with particularly colorful ones. Don't get me wrong, red is beautiful and all, but let's be real, how can you not love a quart full of … [Read more...]

Freezing Those Tomatoes For Use All Year Long

We are in the throws of tomato season right now. With two CSA's, we are getting A LOT of tomatoes! Honestly in my opinion, A LOT is never enough. I even grab seconds whenever I can. I have already started canning salsa and freezing my tomatoes for use in chilis, soups, and stews this winter. In … [Read more...]

Summer Harvest Chicken Salad {Recipe}

I have been incorporating all of our CSA produce into just about every.single.meal! It is so fun to see how the taste of dishes that I am so used to eating changes. Tomato sauce, tacos, you name it, the flavor becomes so much more fresh in the summer time when the vegetable harvest is over … [Read more...]

A Bounty of Produce {Locavore Living}

It is weeks like these that I wish there were 30 hours in each day. I spent most of Tuesday afternoon cleaning out my fridge and freezer to get ready for some more fresh and frozen produce. Tuesday I was met by a gigantic box + 2 bags full of produce from our Sunrise CSA share. Amazing. I split this … [Read more...]

Summer Is In Full Swing and Our CSA Shares Are Showing It!

This is what summer looks like when one of your CSA shares is with an heirloom tomato farmer. A barn filled with boxes full of tomatoes ready to pack up for the market. It is like major eye candy walking into that barn and seeing all of the different varieties that the farm has to offer. Ones that … [Read more...]

How to Use Up 8 Pounds of Zucchini

Last week, our fabulous CSA share from Sunrise Farms included an 8 pound zucchini. 8 POUNDS! I was in disbelief as I saw it laying on the table there ready to be chosen for a bag. And, the other zucchinis on the table weren't lagging behind in weight. I chatted with Rako about it and Sunrise … [Read more...]


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