Bring back the Victory Garden

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Shit gets real. Earthquakes. A global pandemic. Grocery store aisles stripped bare. Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and many businesses are closed. Despite our state’s misplaced reputation for emergency preparedness, harried citizens are waking up before dawn to get to the grocery at 6am in hopes of securing toilet paper and hand sanitizer. It seems all […]

Root cellar alternatives

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How to store your crops for winter The last time I went house hunting I had a long list of requirements and even longer list of desires. Where those two lists melded into each other was a root cellar. I wanted a real root cellar. The kind that keeps turnips crisp and sweet until Yule […]

Eating the Uintas

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This is a good fall for foraging! But learn a thing or two before you go. I started backpacking in Utah’s Uinta Mountains with my cousin about the same time I started eating wild foods, some 50 years ago when I was about 12 years old. Back then we mostly caught and ate trout from […]

Take the Eat Local challenge – Sept. 7-14

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** this story has info about Eat Local Week 2019. Here is where you’ll find current information about the current challenge. Visiting a farmers market is the easiest way to find locally grown food. Here’s why you should make the effort: “Local” food has different definitions. Some say it’s local within 100 miles. Others, up […]

The little free pantry

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You’ve seen the little lending libraries. Hopefully you’ve stopped at a few to browse the books available for the taking. Maybe you’ve even helped yourself to one or two. Couldn’t this model be used to provide other things to our community? Meet the Little Free Pantry. This national movement encourages individuals to erect tiny food […]

Don’t forget…ducks!

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An egg lover shouldn’t go through life only eating chicken eggs. Duck eggs are a real delight. Larger than chicken eggs, these oval packages contain a higher concentration of fat and cholesterol than their smaller companions but also more omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Their taste is richer and their consistency naturally creamier. There are […]

Ode to the hen’s egg

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Spring recipes and memories of cooking with mom Imagine some curious ancient human 70,000 years ago picking up the egg of a wild junglefowl, breaking it open, then poking a finger into the alluring golden yolk. The rich taste spurs her into eating it, and the way she feels afterward (satisfied!) makes her look for […]

We have a food waste crisis

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Waste Solutions rescues healthy edible food Food insecurity, where a person is without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, affects about 800 million people globally. More than 50 million Americans, including one in five children younger than five years old, are food insecure. Contrast this with the fact that approximately 40% […]

2018 Eat Local Contest Winner: Savory roasted Butternut squash pudding

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  1 lb. sourdough bread (Crumb Brothers) 1 medium butternut squash  (Tagge’s) 1 bunch swiss chard or other dark leafy green (Asian & Heirlooms) 6 cloves garlic (Ranui Gardens) 6 farm fresh eggs (Clifford Family Farms) 6 ounces apple walnut smoked cheese, shredded (Beehive Cheese) 2 cups whole milk (Winder Farms) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (Redmond […]

Stabilizing Your Joints

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Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as the 1960s I remember gaping at photos of loincloth-clad yogis staring wide-eyed—and rather forbiddingly—at the camera, balancing on their hands with one ankle hooked behind their neck and the […]

 
 
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