Stormy/Caleb, Hunter, and I set out for San Marcos Arteaga on Monday morning. We tried to find the combi station from Thomas’ oral directions but eventually ended up jumping in a cab (which was roughly the same price). It was another lovely ride through the mountains for about an hour.
Although I am grateful for many things, I’m also sad to spend a second Thanksgiving without my dad (who passed the Sunday before Thanksgiving last year).
I’m thankful he passed on the cooking gene, that I spent many long hours in the kitchen with him, that many of his food traditions live on through me, and that cooking is a passion that Jason and I share.
The husband and I participated in our second Philly Food Swap on Wednesday at the beautiful Wyck Historic House & Garden. It’s always a great time meeting other foodies and exchanging handmade goodies!
In the last few years my husband and I have made cooking our own meals a priority – typically from scratch. Being open and willing to try new foods, recipes, and techniques for prepping food will help you discover (or rediscover) the joy of cooking.
Here’s a our strategies for getting through the busy week and still eating healthy, local, and organic.
Sign up for a CSA
CSA’s are wonderful! Where else can you get fresh in-season food at a good price from a farmer that you know? Also, the volume of food that you recieve at once helps you plan the following week.
During my first CSA, I discovered that I HATED beets. It was the only veggie that I had trouble using before it went bad. I tried several different ways of eating it, but most recipes tasted “earthy” (aka. like dirt)!
Up until last year, I’ve always lived in the south and in the suburbs. In this now-foreign lifestyle, a car was a requirement. If you didn’t have one, you probably didn’t have a job. You drove everyday to work, shops, and even parks. Public transportation, bicycle paths, and safe sidewalks were non-existent. Conservation, recycling, and other green practices weren’t valued (and often mocked).