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Local Eating

Beautiful and Practical Lessons From a Small Farm Start-Up

Susie Middleton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Susie Middleton

If you're willing to hang with me here (knowing I'm not the last-word-expert on any of this), I'll give you a list of things that worked for us in our small farm start-up, in case you're dreaming (or acting on the dream) of starting one.

Eating Locally, Slowly But Surely

Susie Middleton | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Susie Middleton

Good things take time, I've finally learned. Looking back now, I realize that the road to eating locally and sustainably is a slow, deliberate one -- something you grow into, rather than rush into.

The 9 Best Summer Squash And Zucchini Recipes

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

We love zucchini's mild flavor, melt-in-your mouth texture, and amazing versatility. But by summer's end, we all get a little weary of it, and the thought of throwing one more zucchini plank on the grill becomes something exciting no longer.

The Armchair Locavore No More, Thanks to No Impact Week

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

One hard lesson I learned this year--if you're going to grow or harvest a lot of your food locally and seasonally, you must learn how to preserve it, or much of it will go bad.

The Meat-Eaters Guide to Eating Less Meat

Susie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Middleton

Secretly, I could live on chocolate and coffee. But don't tell anyone, since I make my living writing about vegetables. And my darkest secret is this: My favorite thing in the whole world is (or was) chicken pan drippings.

Ultimate Balance: What to Eat This Season

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Avant Stover

To ensure a strong immune system through the winter months, find ways to connect and harmonize with your surroundings now. One of the best ways to do this is by eating foods that are in season.

Local Food: Scandal and Slander

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

The impact of eating locally extends far beyond "food miles" or any other measurable data we've been encouraged to count the way dieters count calories. The issues on the table where local food is concerned are of keeping our communities, neighbors, loved ones and culture together over food.

Ending the Dinner Dash

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

The personal is political, the second wave feminists liked to say and nothing showcases the hard choices modern mothers face like the issue of what we feed our families.

Eat What Comes Natural To You

moreintelligentlife.com | Jon Fasman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Admittedly, this is what sells, but chefs in the culinarily rich, and underpublicised, mid-Atlantic region ought to make at least the occasional nod t...