Eating and growing locally: week one

We signed up for Farm to Philly‘s One Local Summer challenge, which begins June 1.  The challenge is to “make one meal each week using locally grown ingredients”, which we think is eminently doable.  We also planted our balcony garden last weekend, giving us the promise of fresh herbs all summer long, as well as a couple of kinds of small tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, and maybe some lettuce as well.  I’m delighted to have the resources and opportunity to shop at the farmers’ market(s) and grow (some of) our own food – it’s bizarre to me given our long agrarian history that these things are now privileges rather than the status quo.
Week 1: growing

  • chives in Sunday’s scrambled eggs 
  • transplanted flat leaf parsley from the FB market
  • 2 beautiful strawberries! 

Week 1:  eating

  • turnips from the DR market, parboiled then sauteed in a vinegar-wine-butter reduction, for dinner on Friday
  • salad greens from the FB market for dinner on Friday, with more leftover
  • strawberries from the FB market for breakfast on Saturday
  • quiche from the FB market for lunch on Thursday

Walk for the Animals

In a little over a week, Shane and I will be participating in the Animal Welfare League of Arlington‘s annual Walk for the Animals. The Animal Welfare League is where we adopted Mina, and where we took Sid when she was too sick to wait for the vet. We’re walking and raising money in honor of Sid, who we miss dearly, despite the wonderful friend we’ve found in Mina.

I’m not going to try to do some hard sell here – but if you’re so inclined, I’d love to have your sponsorship for this walk. They’ve set up a super-easy donation page, which lets you do all the donating online – no need to send me money, etc. There’s no need for us to even know where it’s coming from. My fundraising goal is $150.

Thank you for your support!

Walk for the Animals

In a little over a week, Shane and I will be participating in the Animal Welfare League of Arlington‘s annual Walk for the Animals. The Animal Welfare League is where we adopted Mina, and where we took Sid when she was too sick to wait for the vet. We’re walking and raising money in honor of Sid, who we miss dearly, despite the wonderful friend we’ve found in Mina.

I’m not going to try to do some hard sell here – but if you’re so inclined, I’d love to have your sponsorship for this walk. They’ve set up a super-easy donation page, which lets you do all the donating online – no need to send me money, etc. There’s no need for us to even know where it’s coming from. My fundraising goal is $150.

Thank you for your support!