{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 get the chance to bring our message of home-cooking, DIY antics & local farm/value-added producers love to a broader audience. Leigh gave us the opportunity to sit in a room, together, for the first time ever, to talk about topics ranging from food swaps, our personal history with food, our current homestead situations to food policy issues. We also set up a mock food swap, which is where the eggs and jars of peaches & dehydrated limes came into play.

Although the article doesn’t convey the ’roundtable’ like atmosphere of the 2-hour interview, the meat is in the article and that is what is important. We are so excited by the massive exposure this one article has brought to our humble blog & antics.


For those of you who are new readers, future swappers and possible cooking class participants: Welcome. We try our best to be honest, informative, fun, and community-oriented with our food-related stories, recipes and ‘how to’ posts. Hope you like your visit here and will stick around to join the conversation whether it be in the online or in-person community.


Now, a note about my should-be-weekly {weekend reading} posts. I am moving this weekly post to Mondays. I just can’t get it together & muster the energy on weekends to create that link-bonanza. We are usually ‘dark’ on Mondays, and I think starting the week with a fresh set of food policy new links would be a good fit. If you disagree, let me know. In the meantime, {weekend reading} Monday Morning Edition goes live tomorrow at 5am. -Christina


12 Comments Add yours

  1. What an exciting milestone for you all! It’s great to be recognized for doing something you love. Congratulations!

    1. Christina says:

      Thank you for your kind words – we are giddy over the exposure!

  2. thebeadden says:


  3. Michelle says:

    That’s awesome—congrats!

    1. Christina says:

      Thank you Michelle!

  4. Maria Basaldu says:

    Congrats on the super cool article! I’m so jealous of the food swaps! What a great idea….

    1. Christina says:

      Mar Mar! I miss you! So you know there are two swaps in LA-area: LAX SWAPPERS & PASADENA SWAPPERS. Here’s a link to the LAX Swappers: http://www.foodswapnetwork.com/listing/los-angeles/


  5. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day.
    It will always be exciting to read through articles from other authors and
    practice something from their web sites.

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