Tag: Local Food

Slow Living, Sustainable Living, Waste Free Living

Tomato Paste

This blog is part of a series about preserving food so you can eat local all year long. Here’s blog #3 on preserving tomatoes.   Preserving tomatoes (and then eating them all winter long) is such a favorite activity for our whole family that I’m devoting several blogs to the […]

Waste Free Living

Homemade Yogurt

We get our milk directly from a local farmer, in our own glass jars, each Wednesday. We buy two gallons a week to ensure we have enough for drinking, cooking, and homemade yogurt! That means every week I make yogurt. We eat it for breakfast and use it for cooking […]

Sustainable Living

Corn Pudding Tart

It’s sweet corn season!!! Can you believe it? Have you visited your local farmers market or roadside stand to pick up a few dozen ears yet? Apologies to my non-Michigan friends, but Michigan sweet corn is so delicious, that when it comes to market… it’s an event worth celebrating! If […]

Sustainable Living, Waste Free Living

Why should I eat local food?

I’ve been talking a LOT about local food lately.   It’s summer and when the weather gets warm I quickly become obsessed with my garden (where I grow herbs, vegetables, and fruit), the farmers market, UPick, local roadside stands, foraging in the woods, and buying in bulk to can and freeze […]

Slow Living, Sustainable Living

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Since the spring vegetables are ripening in our garden one at a time, I’ve been able to obsessively focus on finding recipes to highlight the perfectly ripe and exciting because they’re finally ready to eat veggies.  For a couple of weeks now the object of my obsession has been sugar […]