Tag Archive | Local food

Food for Thought

Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.  – Bertrand Russell It’s important to listen and think critically about opinions of others. It is easy to become defensive or dismissive when presented with opposition or an opinion on a topic that is different from […]

Sandy Hill Community Gardening Party

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson I love my community, I must say we’re pretty awesome. Case in point, the Community Gardening “Party” we had two Sunday’s ago where members of our community came out and help weed […]

Aunt Barb – In Loving Memory

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh’ A.A. Miln It’s been an entire moon phase since I started this journey and 5 years to the day since I lost my Aunt Barb to cancer. A loving wife, mom, aunt, sister, daughter and friend; she wore many hats and touched the lives […]

A Day at the Market

This past weekend was opening day for a lot of things:  My parents celebrated opening day for Pickerel in the County on Saturday with a few casts off the dock and a meal of fresh fish cooked over a campfire.  The Main Street Market welcomed the masses on Saturday and then the Brewer Park Market […]

Beer Braised Short Ribs

“I am thankful for the mess after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” – Nancie J. Carmody Beer and beef.  What’s not to love? This is a favorite go to for me when entertaining; a sure crowd pleaser with the meat lovers.  A super simple dish with minimal prep, it allows […]

Happy Earth Day Weekend!

Just as one spoils the stomach by overfeeding and thereby impairs the whole body, so can one overload and choke the mind by giving it too much nourishment. For the more one reads the fewer are the traces left of what one has read; the mind is like a tablet that has been written over […]

Preface: 200km Challenge – A personal journey to satisfy my hunger for health and happiness within my community

“Globalized industrialized food is not cheap: it is too costly for the Earth, for the farmers, for our health. The Earth can no longer carry the burden of groundwater mining, pesticide pollution, disappearance of species and destabilization of the climate. Farmers can no longer carry the burden of debt, which is inevitable in industrial farming […]