Monthly Archives: July 2009

Local Challenge, Events and Resources

Last week, in my review of Food, Inc. I stated: No longer can we complacently fill our reusable bags with healthy foods and ignore the policies that allow and promote industrial agribusiness, cruelty to animals, contaminated food, poor conditions for … Continue reading

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July Challenge Update

With the end of July right around the corner (can you believe it!), I’m taking some time to update how I’ve been doing with my gardening challenges.     Plant: succession lettuce  Harvest: lettuce, scallions, dill, parsley, chives, sage, thyme, snap peas, … Continue reading

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Flowers and a Surprise

The pink roses in the front garden are putting on a show. This hydrangea in the back garden was supposed to be hot pink, but I guess nobody told her.  Good thing I like purple. The front garden’s hydrangeas are … Continue reading

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Wineberry Cobbler

This afternoon when Ed suggested we take a walk up the road, I grabbed a bowl for picking wineberries.  Ed had never picked them before and I was excited to have his help.  It’s still a little early, since we’ve … Continue reading

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Food, Inc.

Tonight, my sister-in-laws and I went to see Food, Inc.  We were quite the trio: three animal-lovers; me an environmentalist small-farmer’s daughter, Kate an organic/vegan chef, and Melissa a fisherman’s wife who runs a booth at farmer’s markets.  While we did … Continue reading

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