What is This Vegetable?

One of the most beautiful things about getting a CSA box is the excitement of not knowing what will be in it, until you open it up. It is little bit like Christmas, every weekend. For the past two weeks, we have had a mysterious green in our box. You can see it in the […]

Reminder: The Spice is Right V: “Fresh and Local”

This is just a quick reminder that the deadline for the fifth edition of “The Spice is Right” blogging event where we share recipes that include spices in some way, shape or form, is on August 15th. This time around, our theme is going to be “Fresh and Local,” where we try and use a […]

Garden Update: I’ve Got ‘Maters!

With the heat wave we have been experiencing here in Athens (heat indeces of around 106 degrees F daily–woohoo!) and no rain in sight, I have noticed that my tomatoes have started going into overdrive. (The heat wave did finally break last night, with a spectacular series of thunderstorms that included mult-colored lightning, cracks and […]

Food, And Athens, In The News

Athens Rated as One of the 12 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of So, we were out having breakfast Monday, and came across the cover story in the Athens News, our highly loved biweekly tabloid newspaper: “Athens gets high ranking for its quality of life — and obscurity.” It seems that The Mother Earth News […]

The Locavore’s Bookshelf: Real Food

Reading Nina Planck’s Real Food: What to Eat and Why was an exercise in both elation and frustration. On the one hand, I was thrilled to read my own intuitive (and educated) trust in whole, natural foods ably articulated by a facile writer who makes a good case that a lot of conventional nutritional wisdom […]

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