Organic. Time is Personal

Organic. Time is Personal

I have not always been a strict organic consumer. About 6-7 years ago I started with organic eggs, mainly because they taste better. When I discovered how much better the eggs were, I figured the chicken would be too. That began my journey to slowly transitioning into more organic items, and within 2-3 years, 50%…

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Eating Healthy in the Midst of a Full Life

Eating Healthy in the Midst of a Full Life

One of my favorite photos is of our kids in 2003 when we first moved to our Stanwood farm – crowbar in hand and ready for the remodel! Well, I guess you could say that a lot has changed in the past 12 years. Life is full, and so is our front porch!  More importantly,…

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Democracy in the Grocery Isle?

One of the more interesting takeaways from the state-based battle to enact GMO food ingredient labeling has been the deluge of money that Monsanto, their biotech allies, and Big Food corporate interests have been willing to spend to drown out your right-to-know about what you are putting in your mouth. Cornucopia’s research reveals that these…

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Honey! Bar the door! We’ve got ourselves a crawler!

I know it’s inevitable. At some point in time every little one gets mobile and life changes, but I was secretly hoping for a few more months of “stationary” play! Officially, she began crawling at 5.5 months. This isn’t our earliest. Her sister, Emily, started crawling at the same time 17 years ago and she…

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Fresh This Week Add-Ons: It is cooking greens season!

If you like ratatouille…this is a great time! We’ve got basil, zucchini/yellow summer squash, red bell peppers,  garlic & onions available to go with! For a great Ratatouille recipe, go tohttp://smittenkitchen.com/2007/07/rat-a-too-ee-for-you-ee/

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Know your produce – tips for storing & preparing produce

KIWI They’re a really good source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber and very low in calories. Kiwi fruit can also be used for certain fruit preparations where kiwi is used a meat tenderizer. For a delicious Kiwi Raita visit : http://www.foodgal.com/2010/09/kickin-with-kiwi/ ◊ ◊ ◊ BEETS Store: Before refrigerating, separate the beets from the leaves. To…

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Fresh this week 09.14.2010

Gala Apples: A superb dessert apple that is excellent for fresh eating and baking! Enjoy them raw, cooked, roasted or in vegetable platters. How to store: To store, keep apples as cold as possible in the refrigerator. Apples do not freeze until the temperature drops to 28.5 degrees F. Green Bell Peppers Bell peppers add fresh flavor and…

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Fresh this week 9.07.2010

STARKRIMSON PEARS: The Starkrimson pear has a beautiful full red color and a very juicy, sweet and floral flavor. Make a display of these in a fruit bowl; they are as beautiful as fresh cut flowers. But when you eat them you might want to lean over the kitchen sink because they are so juicy…

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Bean Recipes!!

Green Beans with New Potatoes http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/green-beans-with-new-potatoes-recipe/index.html Recipe courtesy Paula Deen Ingredients: • 3 pounds fresh green beans • 1/4 pound salt pork, sliced • 1/4 cup bacon grease • 2 cups chicken broth, plus more if needed • 2 to 3 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows • 12 small red potatoes • 1 onion, cut…

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