Eating like a Local when it’s too damn hot to cook

Hello friends! I've been away for a few weeks at a church conference, followed immediately by a happy, busy house full of company for 2 weeks so I haven't had a chance to write until now. Since I got home from my conference, my household has been a picture of industry--my dad, my brother, and... Continue Reading →


What to do with All Those Garlic Scapes?

After worship last Sunday, one of my church families was telling me how they had been trying to sell bags of garlic scapes that weekend, but couldn't get any takers. "No one knows what they are," one woman said. "I'll take a bag off you!" I replied, thinking maybe there was a small bread bag... Continue Reading →

Seven Tips on How to Eat Like a Local

This week, a friend of mine asked me to talk about some tips or tricks I might have on local eating. After some thought, Nicole and I came up with 7 tips (and learnings) that have helped us through this first month of eating locally: 1) Start with what you can manage and work from there: Early on,... Continue Reading →

Eating Like a Local Through Our Pantry

On June 7th I got an email from Waldegrave farm, where my wife Nicole and I bought a half CSA share this year, that read: "Unfortunately, after a more thorough look at our crops this morning, we've found much more damage from the deep frost (freeze) Sunday night than we originally thought...In our nine years... Continue Reading →

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