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Eating Locally

Spicy Three Pepper Relish

Look at those colors. I loved the way this looked when I was measuring out ingredients, so I had to snap a picture. It was these same colors that seduced me into buying too many peppers at the farmer’s market a few weeks ago. Fresh. Tasty. Just picked. At first, I thought I would just …

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Just Be

Paige has been exploring lately, wherever I will let her. And wherever it is, she seems to relish in running her fingers through new textures — just-cut grass, warm sand, saltwater . . . She’s curious and intrepid, unafraid. I hope she stays that way. Meanwhile, I’ve been observing and thinking. It’s funny how you …

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Local Bites: Poached Egg on Mixed Greens with Maple-Roasted Bacon and Balsamic Sauteed Radishes

I’ve met the chicken that laid the egg I had for this lunch. I know the two farmers who grew the radishes and the lettuce too. That’s local. Shawn looked at me a little funny when I suggested a nice mixed green salad (red leaf lettuce from Shortt’s Farm and Garden Center in Sandy Hook …

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Farmer’s Market Dinner

Pesto whole wheat penne and baked caprese salad. Need I say more? This photo is from last week . . . I haven’t snapped any of this week’s foods yet. Nonetheless, this was another hardy local meal — cept for the pasta, which wasn’t local. I resisted the urge to splurge on the superb fresh …

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Five Reasons to Eat Local

This meal is 100% local from the Sandy Hook Village Farmer’s Market. I love going to the farmer’s market. Walking from vendor to vendor, inspecting the produce and choosing what to buy is a lot of fun . . . to me at least. In the summer, I try to go every weekend. It’s a …

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Growing Our Own Food

The price of baby food – the organic, affordable food that Paige eats – jumped 10 cents. Sugar has more than doubled in price for our small town. Gas is teetering on $4 a gallon. I talked about my fears last week . . . and they only seem to intensify as the days pass. …

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Our Children’s World

A deadly virus is attacking young children in China. A tidal wave has killed thousands in Myanmar/Burma. A woman held prisoner by her own father is finally free of her basement prison after 30 years and several children . . . As if that isn’t enough, gas prices are skyrocketing to a point I never …

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