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veggie bounty

I promise, this is not a food blog. Having said that, here’s another post about vegetables. This week’s delivery from Mother Earth Produce featured daikon radishes the size of Volkswagens and they are as tasty as they are large. Here’s a bit of the yumminess: (These photos are from my phone, so please forgive the […]

veggie delivery–it’s happening

We just received our first order from Mother Earth Produce, an Asheville-based company that has expanded to the Upstate of South Carolina. The folks who own the company have a passion for local, organic goods. They believe, as I do, that we take responsibility for our food when we can know our farmers. And they […]

my version of Epcot’s vegan chili colorado

At Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, I was thrilled to get my hands on a dish of vegan Chili Colorado made with Gardein Beefless Tips. Oh. My. Word. Of course, I had to try and make it myself. My version isn’t vegan because I used queso rather than cashew cheese. Notes: This is an amalgamation […]

what we will be eating this winter…

Yeah, baby – homemade grape jelly made from wild scuppernongs and organic sugar. It’s the kind of stash that almost makes winter worthwhile. Almost.

homemade sushi

And it’s pretty good. I have long thought sushi-making to be some mystical process that I couldn’t possibly recreate in my kitchen. What I made won’t win any awards for neatness and presentation but it’s, as AB says, good eats. Start by making short-grain sushi rice (I bought mine at Publix) according to package directions, […]

simple food

We are trying to clean up our act around here, buying organic as much as possible and eating more vegan meals. Everyone is on board, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. I would eat this meal every day: black beans, rainbow quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, lettuce with salsa and avocado. Yum!

some, some, summer

It has been hot (still better than cold) and it’s gone much too fast – just a week left. (It was touch and go for a while, since our spring weather was weird, but our local organic strawberry patch ended up with a late bumper crop. Several gallons ended up in my freezer and more […]

grow your own oyster mushrooms

Giveaway in the post below – scroll down for Yuletide pleasure… The boy’s study of fungi in biology happened to coincide with a dearth of decent mushrooms in my local store. I figured homeschooling was the perfect excuse to order a kit from Back to the Roots, something I’ve wanted to try for a while. […]

produce co-op redux

Winners! Christmas Lodge DVD: Susan in SC writes: No. 1 — November 4th, 2011 at 5:50 pm Looks like a wonderful movie! Math games: trish writes: No. 6 — November 10th, 2011 at 8:41 am I would love to win this. we do a lot with dice to help with adding and numbers.   After […]

trying a produce co-op

Free stuff below… We’ve been trying a produce co-op for the past few months. I have friends out west who have been using one with great success, but this is a fairly new thing in our area of the country. These photos are from a September basket. As you can see, the food is plentiful.  […]