Monthly Archives: September 2014

CSA vs. Farmer’s Market Experimenting

The results of my CSA “Experiment” weren’t so hot.
I wasted soooo much food at the end of the summer share. I just got too overwhelmed with so many “new” foods in my box that even my tried and true foods just wilted and became compost; there was just so much I didn’t get to.
I’ll hit the farmer’s markets harder now that I know what I like, but I think what I take home has to be on my terms, not the farmer’s!
The week when we had kohlrabi, collards, cabbage, romaine, fennel, and something else green – really drove the point home – it was just too much experimenting for me!
I definitely found out that I DO like kale in my smoothies (I can hear my Aunt grimacing from here) and I ended up liking beets and beet greens…..for about 2 weeks (then I got sick of them!)
I probably was the most happy when I received purple potatoes because they were just so cool! But I don’t even want to calculate what amount of waste I had – and that’s with sharing the bounty with my neighbor and family at times (“Hey Grandpa, before you leave, take a cabbage!”)
I want to do more eating local – I’m loving the fresh eggs I get and as long as I don’t drive by the cows I love the fresh beef!

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Best laid plans….

I had great aspirations for getting so much done today. I’m going to hit Aldis to start prepping for the bake sale we’re having to sponsor the cat shelter on Saturday. I’m going to get my Bikini Body Mommy workout in and maybe even a PiYo workout in, too, I’m going to clean (unearth!) the kitchen. I’m going to get last week’s to-do list done.
And Toby is home sick.
And maybe not even real sick. But I can’t fight it today. This week he is “star of the week” so if he says he’s sick (although all last week he said it too) I’m going to just have to take his word on it.
I’m hoping he gets bored of being in his room all day and goes in by 10:00!
Until then, I guess I could clean the kitchen…..

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