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The Supermarket on Sunday

Today was a pretty restful day. We slept in a bit, had pancakes, watched a movie and somehow ended up doing a few errands around lunchtime. One of those was the grocery store. I knew it would be bad, but I had no idea how bad. The parking lot itself was nightmarish: a quagmire of … Continue reading

Weird Vegetables

So far, the “patty pan squash” is the weirdest looking vegetable to arrive in our share this season. (We have a half share at First Light Farm, which is beyond totally awesome. We have a peck of fruit each week too. Unbelievable. It’s also been very cool to get to know my farmer Mike, who … Continue reading

Tiny surprises

I have a small garden that I have been lovingly tending all season; we moved in May and I had a few seedlings that I brought with me, but otherwise felt a little behind all summer.  It’s not unlike the rest of life at this stage, where my husband and I are fully living into … Continue reading

Reasons to Avoid Soda

  Several years ago, my husband and I made the switch from soda to seltzer water. It wasn’t easy, mainly because soda tastes good and seltzer tastes…well, a little like sewage water.  But after about 4 months or so of drinking it we decided it wasn’t terrible. About 6 months in we decided that it … Continue reading

Fast food and slow food

I just returned home from an amazing weekend getaway with my hubby. We received a gift at Christmas of a two night getaway (thank you, family – and Livingsocial) and finally arranged a time when our kids would with friends (thank you, friends). We stayed at the  Vienna Inn and Restaurant near Sturbridge, MA, felt … Continue reading

That wasn’t as gross as I thought: Beets

I am not a picky eater. I am not an adventurous eater either (my hubby and I fall definitely in the category of “creatures of habit”). Every once in a while though, I do pride myself on trying something new or healthy or…well, new at any rate. We are part of an awesome CSA (Community … Continue reading