Food blogs are as common as white sugar, and just as addictive. So why join the fray with another one?
For starters, this blog isn’t about me. As funny as personal blogs can be, this one is about more than just making you laugh (though that’s good, too). My goal is simple. I want to help you eat locally and seasonally, at whatever stage you are in the process.
* Whether you’ve been eating this way for a day or a decade, we could all use inspiration for what to do with what’s coming out of the fields. Look here for seasonal recipes, both homemade (I’m a food writer and went to cooking school) or adapted from favorite cookbooks. Not sure what’s in season? Click here.
* Got a vegetable you can’t identify, much less cook? Read my ever-changing posts for cooking tips and recipes for all those veggies our grocery stores have forgotten.
* Want to help your kids eat better? Read my thoughts on Kids in the Kitchen and search for tips on cooking with your kids in the Kids in the Kitchen category on the right-hand side of the blog.
* If this is your first year in a CSA or you’re new to farmers’ markets, check in often for practical tips on how to clean and store farm-fresh produce or click on the Clean & Store tab
* If you’re curious about Community Supported Agriculture and want to learn more, look for the listing of CSAs on the Eating Local 101 tab
* If you’d like to get to know the faces behind the movement, read profiles of the farmers who are bringing us our food. I’ll also give a shout-out to worthy folks such as restaurateurs who are advancing the Eat Local cause
* And yes, along the way I’ll try to share a funny story or two
The fact is, we’re all better off when people eat local and organic. Smaller carbon footprint. Better local economy. Less synthetic pesticides. Thriving family farmers. And of course, good — make that great — food.