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I just need to get on my soapbox for a moment. I’ve been a big advocate for supporting local (especially small family) farms for many years now. It’s not something that I just started doing because of the local “trend.” I’m not saying that the surge in interest is a bad thing, though, whatever helps our farmers grow healthy food is always a very good thing. Living in Colorado Springs, there are not very many small family farms nearby. Most of them are at least an hour or so away (south) and then there’s the farms north of us (which can take much longer to get to). Our farmers markets lack as this city still has a long way to go. The good thing is that there are many urban community gardens and I’ve met so many people who do grow their own food. That’s all really inspiring and good. Not everyone has access to a garden, though, since the growing season here is so short and difficult. My husband and I make a huge point in trying to buy as much local (or as local as possible) food when it is in season. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday was Thanksgiving and originally I was going to go out-of-town, but I ended up staying. I’m so happy that I decided to spend it with Amy, Nate (our hosts), Anna, Jeff, William, Melanie and all of their kids because it ended up being the best and most delicious day ever! The menu was a bit more traditional, but I was blown away with how flavorful everything was. Each dish was made entirely from scratch and with care. We are all really into food, so we certainly celebrated well and honored each ingredient used. It was also Jeff’s 30th birthday, so it was awesome to help him celebrate.
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Woo hoo, got to love Pikes Peak Community Cupboard! Great to see friends, meet new ones, and swap all sorts of awesome things! I made lemon curd with wheat-honey cakes, brown rice-cardamom-pistachio-dried cherry pudding, granola, and cannellini bean-roasted garlic-bacon dip. This is all the great stuff I brought home after today’s event. Amazing. I’m ridiculously excited about the goose eggs. Blog post and more photos on the Pikes Peak Community Cupboard website. Can’t wait for the next one on May 1st 2pm-4pm!