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I have rediscovered ten pound bags of oranges

{reflections on food} Eat Vegan Before 6

I have been thinking a lot about diet in the last couple of years, partly as a result of writing for this blog, partly because I have had a sedentary job for nearly two decades and it is wreaking havoc on my aging body.  I do lots of things right, I exercise by walking up […]

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{pet recipe} Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

I feel bad. I’m forever making goodies for my family, friends, and neighbors… but what about our poor dogs? Should they be resigned to a life of drab kibble, and nothing but? Whenever I make cookies for lunchpails, etc., I also try to set aside some time to make cookies for the dogs. Yes, we call […]

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Black Bean Soup

Roasted Vegetable & Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Still plugging along on my vegetarian journey…some days are better than others. One of the things that I find helps me get through – especially during these cold winter days – is soup. Soup is so simple, so delicious, and so versatile – practically anything can get dumped into a pot and whipped into a […]

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fried brown rice book club

{FSC Book Club} Meeting 1 Recap: Rice & Wild Rice

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Wow. The FSC Book Club is back and it’s fierce! Meeting 1 was an absolute success. So much participation! So many recipes tried and grains tasted! Lots of chit chat and photos popping up all over the internet. The fabulous author of Whole […]

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OMEGA heart

{FSC Time Machine} DIY Valentine Hijinx

 I say that ALL home cooking is a way to someone’s heart but if you want to focus on sweets & treats, here’s a couple recipes to inspire! -Christina Elizabeth’s step by step guide on baking cut-out cookies. +++ If you missed yesterday’s piece by Becky H’s on DIY Chocolate Bars- get to it! +++ Becky […]

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{FSC BOOK CLUB} we have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway for a copy of FSC Book Club’s 3rd selection: Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook by Liana Krissoff. and now the winner of our giveaway is: Renee G: “I love cooking with brown rice.” Our Book […]

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Thai Red Vegetable Curry

{reflections on food} Resolution 2013: Vegetarian

My aspiration for 2013 is to go vegetarian. My husband moved to Ohio in October for a job opportunity, and I sort of just settled into a primarily vegetarian lifestyle, mostly by accident. My husband is an avowed and unapologetic carnivore. He is a real meat-and-potatoes-but-hold-the-potatoes kind of guy. I do the cooking in our […]

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Swapper Alana at April's Troy Food Swap

{FSC Time Machine} Food Swapping in 2012

Another weekend, another set of “Best of 2012″ posts! If you’re new to this series, for the first handful of weekends in 2013,  I’m jumping on the FSC Time Machine to create recap-posts on the different topics we covered in 2012.  So far we’ve recapped: Bread & Breakfast Gardening Winter Projects Podcasting Sweets & Treats, Part 1, Food […]

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Massaged Kale Salad by Alexis

{ode to a vegetable} Massaged Kale and Me

Kale is important to me. I found it all by myself as a college student and it has stuck with me ever since.  There’s something about kale that represents my food ethics better than any other food.  It is diverse, hardy and adaptable.  Many an evening kale has been my starting point for dinner preparation, […]

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{Grains Brains Challenge} Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. +++ My friend Amy has been on a grain trip for the last few years, a pretty wild ride from what I’ve seen. Through it, we’ve been talking a lot about our baking habits, her love of pancakes and grains and […]

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Oink! At West Wind Acres, Charlton, NY

{new year resolution} Going Whole Hog

Have you ever wanted to process your own meats but didn’t know how to even begin? Below is a step by step guide of how my family explored this option for the first time and how it all turned out. (Editor’s Note: Please be aware that this post contains graphic pictures of a slaughtered pig. […]

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book club whole grains

{FSC Book Club} our next book choice is…

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. We are happy to announce the book selection for the 3rd Round of the FSC Book Club! We will be reading and cooking our way through Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday […]

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its swap time again

{FSC Swappers} Swaptastic in 2013

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ― Rainer Maria Rilke We’re back for another year of our food-related podcasting, book clubbing, food swapping antics, fsc academy teaching and daily posts on cooking, baking, boozing, diy projecting, gardening, farming, food-related reflections and food politic news. Before we get our hands dirty w/ new projects & recipes, its time to get registered for our […]

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butternut squash soup book club

{fsc book club} Assignment 3 & 4 Recap: Soups, Baking, Frozen Foods, Pasta & Sauce

We’re chugging right along with the FSC Book Club. We’ve tackled Soups & Baking Needs/Mixes and are now in the middle of the chapters on Frozen Food, Pasta and Sauce. We’re thrilled with how well it’s going! Folks are reading and cooking, adjusting recipes, asking questions and sharing what they’ve made. Our forum over on […]

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{drink it up} Elderberry Cordial

A few times a year, I try to do a complete walk around the perimeter of my farm. It’s nice to take inventory of how the farm has changed with the seasons (or, more generally the case, what needs fixing). A few weeks ago I stumbled upon four rather large black elderberry trees. After harnessing […]

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