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Every week I pick up our organic CSA food share to see what goodies they’ve harvested. This week we got carrots, beets, three types of kale, swiss chard, garlic scapes, broccoli, onions, rhubarb, parsley and basil. So much good, healthy whole food! We have a relatively short growing season here, which means I need to enjoy local produce while I can! I pick up most of our fruits and vegetables from farmers markets and through our food share, but it’s… Read more »

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When we moved in to the farmhouse, one of the things I was most excited about was having a new bright white kitchen. I know I’ve talked about my love of white kitchens before and you better believe this is one of the things I was most excited about when we bought the house. It’s the only room in the house that had already been updated by the previous owners, with all new cabinets and shelves. I could hardly wait… Read more »

After posting about 10 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen, it got me thinking about ways that I’ve tried to save us money in the kitchen too. We like to eat well, with an emphasis on lean meats, fruits and vegetables (organic when we can), but there are still ways you can improve your grocery bill without compromising the quality. – – – 1. Plan Meals Before You Go to the Grocery Store or Farmers Market Before I go grocery shopping,… Read more »

I use Pinterest all the time for projects ideas and recipe inspiration (especially for lazy weeknight meals), but often times I pin a bunch of stuff I like…and then forget about it. So, occasionally I like to look back through my boards and see what’s in there. Maybe delete a few duplicates (I must have really liked that one!) and move things over to a different board. While I was doing that the other night, I opened my “Inspiring Kitchens” pinboard… Read more »

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It rained and rained and rained here. Which was good because all the plants really needed a good shower and now the grass is greener than ever. But it wasn’t so fun for those of us who wanted to go outside. Kayaking and bike riding was replaced with a family movie date and catching up on laundry. Fingers crossed that the sun is back by next weekend! On Friday I posted this… Read more »

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