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{weekend reading} ‘Their Own Food Network’ Edition

{Christine looking lovely, and me… well, looking drunk & silly} ‘Their Own Food Network’ is the terrific title of an article written by Staff Reporter Leigh Hornbeck for the cover of Thursday’s Food Section in the Albany Times Union, the area’s biggest paper. I can’t tell you how excited & honored we all are the […]

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{weekend reading} regulation station

{FOOD NEWS} The 2012 Farm Bill is the newest topic for The New York Times’ Room for Debate Series. (link from last week- so good that I’m keeping it up another week!) Thank you Celia from On Cardamom & Cast Iron, forwarded me an update to Seattle’s planned Edible Forest. Its an NPR story that […]

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{weekend reading} Back in the Saddle Again

For those of you who’ve been reading for a year or so, may remember my weekly food politics/recipe link love post, {Weekend Reading} National Edition on Sundays and {weekend reading} Local Edition on Saturdays. Well, those Nationa; posts have been absent from the blog for almost a year, the Local Editions since October, and clearly, […]

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{from scratch club bookshelf} Memoirs & Policy Reads

In the spirit of our {4 Saturdays, 4 Giveaways} extravaganza, let’s talk books. We all have so many books that are dog-eared and covered with tomato sauce, having been read and referenced over and over. We have even more books on our to-read list for 2012: from light-hearted memoirs to food policy primers and everything […]

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{the new year} Fasting

Editor’s Note: This is our second week of reflective posts contemplating the start of a new year. We are putting these lists, reflections and helpful links out onto the interwebs to keep ourselves accountable and hopefully, to inspire your food/gardening/homesteady-related antics in 2012. Take it away Dianna! -Christina My New Year’s resolution is to fast […]

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{i am not a foodie} A Pledge to Simplicity, Part Deux

A month ago, I took a pledge to cut our grocery bills down to $70 a week for four weeks and give the extra $50 a week that I normally spend to charity and/or interesting causes. I thought it would be hard to spend so little on food, but in fact it wasn’t difficult at […]

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{i am not a foodie} A Pledge to Simplicity

I have been shopping at food coops and farmers markets since the 1970s when I was a student in California.  I started a modest vegetable garden in high school, stopped during college, and resumed gardening when we bought our first house.  I did graduate research on the effect of crop rotation on insect populations in […]

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{hello} I’m Christine

Editor’s Note: You’ve met Erika T, Britin F, and Jillian E. To rap up this “new-contributor-meet-n-greet” is Christine H from Unspeakable Visions. She will be joining us as our token 20-something non-mom foodie (score!) We were dying for a slightly larger spectrum of viewpoints, and Christine’s humor, wit, D.I.Y. knowledge, urban design sense and social […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

It’s the first beautiful weekend in months… Its been a very long winter and it seemed like spring would never arrive in Upstate NY. I’m keeping this roundup short & sweet. Happy Sunday! Happy Sunshine! Happy Springtime! -Christina Dr. Marion Nestle tells us how to get involved in the 2012 Farm Bill. She also has […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Due to our {unexpected} blog vacation last week, this edition will cover many news items, recipes, food projects and commentaries from the past two weeks… -Christina Ride Mama Ride?!! RIIIIIIIDE Pleeeeeeesssse. NEWS Hot off the press, Stop & Shop calls for a voluntary recall of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy & Super-Chucky Peanut Butter (another peanut […]

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{weekend reading} MEGA edition

There are a lot of links below; slow “big news story” week but many, many kick-arse articles, blog posts and commentaries on our food system. Before I commence, I must share a little fact with you. My husband is a public employee union rep, so the first link will go to the tense situation in […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Let’s begin with what I hope is a weekly link- Bittman’s newest opinion & blog pieces. F-U-N! First up, Is “Eat Real Food” Unthinkable? Then his follow-up blog piece Beyond the Acronyms – he lists and discusses his sources, including giving major props to Dr. Marion Nestle… a major voice on this here weekly post. […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

No recipes this week as I did a Super Bowl recipe roundup & link love post on Friday. I have updated it with more recipe links if you wanna take another looksie. Happy Reading! -Christina First link will go to Michael Kilpatrick. Who is Michael Kilpatrick? An up & coming farm owner, Kilpatrick Family Farm, […]

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{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Hey folks; Hope you liked my piece on Bittman’s move to end his “Minimalist” column to becoming a member of the Op-Ed pages & begin a new column for the NYT Magazine…My piece (and true confession) on Taco Bell should be coming later today or early this week. In the meantime, link galore. You will […]

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Goodbye Minimalist. Hello…

{Mr Bittman at mile 4 (?), Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, October 2010} …Food Policy Commentator. I don’t usually write an entire post on a weekend reading topic, but two items were of great interest this week and I felt they both deserved some exposition. First, the unfortunate but not surprising issue with Taco Bell’s “beef” […]

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