{FSC Time Machine} Winter Projects in 2012

As I stated in our first post of our “Best of 2012” series, Gardening in 2012, for the next handful of weekends I’ll be jumping on the FSC Time Machine to create recap-posts on the different topics we covered in 2012. Its not the weekend you say? I know I know… I was too excited to wait to…

{reflections on a new year} Looking Forward & Back

Just before Christmas I went to go visit my dad in Santa Fe. I hadn’t been to “The City Different” in sixteen years, which is now half of my life. When I lived there as a kid I took it for granted. It has a very slow pace, which I appreciate as an adult, but…

{the new year} All Good Bakers’ Full Plates

2011 was a year of amazing growth for me personally and for the tiny bakery my husband and I opened in April of this year. After 25 years of working in restaurants (full and part-time; mostly on, sometimes off), I’m learning how to manage our very own bakery/café – not an insignificant challenge for someone…

{the new year} A New Garden

{Our main garden in quiet rest} After the big fall harvest my garden, my husband, and I am ready for a break. We begin to put most all things outdoors to rest, batten down the hatches, and embrace winter. Our minds take a respite during the month of November and December from gardening but once…

{the new year} clean, fresh and growing

Although it was a good year, 2011 went by in a bit of a blur for me. This year, I am hoping for a more manageable pace that will support a healthier, more peaceful year for my family. I don’t usually set goals each new year, or make resolutions, but I came up with a…

{the new year} Be More Mindful

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. – John Selden I have always believed that once you put your intentions out in the world, you are twice as responsible for making them fruitful. And because of this, perhaps they are more likely to. Whether through cosmic intervention or personal obligation,…

{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…

{the new year} New Beginnings are Lovely

I’ve moved a lot in my life and although it can be scary and stressful it also means a fresh start. That’s how I feel at the beginning of each new year. There are always a lot of unknowns but the simple fact of it being fresh and new makes it seem like there’s a…

{the new year} condiments & small dinner parties

Editor’s Introductory Note: With this post we are officially back from our blogcation. Its good to be back. For the next two weeks, each one of us will share some food, garden or homesteading projects we want to undertake in 2012; whether it be growing a brand new crop, reading a few food policy related…

{New Year} Organization 911!

Editor’s Note: To read more of Leslie’s successes in organization, read her two posts (one and two) on meal planning. -Christina I’m not sure what it is about this New Year, but I am really feeling the new-ness. In the past, I have never really been into making a resolution. This year, though, my brain…

{New Year} Gonna Get Vegetable Crazy!

Okay, so I’ll be honest.  I’m really not into resolutions.  I’ve talked about this with some of my family and friends and they know that I am not a fan.  I really feel like New Years resolutions are promises that people make to themselves and then quickly break.  And it’s okay, why not let yourself…

{New Year} Loco for Local

Just like everyone else who writes for this blog, I tend to avoid making New Years Resolutions. It seems like a loaded, sentimental effort that for most people tends to not pan out. This year, however, I have been considering my resolution for some time and feel ready to make a sincere commitment. As we…