This post will be in English! Read about the beginning of my adventure here and here.
As I mentioned in the last post, Kids On Computers bought 22 new desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, plus 2 projectors through our local volunteer, Hermes. The dealer doesn’t deliver to the village we’ll be working out of, so we had to figure out a way to transport them from Oaxaca to Huajuapan!
The original plan was for 5 volunteers to jump in a combi with computers on our laps. This plan didn’t make a lot of sense to me, especially since we might need to rent seats for the computers. We finally settled on a better plan and Hermes’ company rented an entire combi/van to transport the computers and the volunteers.
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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.
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I dreamed this up this evening with the items I had on hand. It’s rather tasty, let me know if you try it out!
- 1 part whiskey
- 1-2 parts simple syrup
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Our CSA was running a special on Romas – $1 a pound in 25 pound increments … and my husband decided to buy 2!
Luckily we have fantastic friends who will work for tomato products.
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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!
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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.
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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)!
Continue reading Beets Four Ways