August 2010

Caprese Avocado Wrap

August 31, 2010

Last week, I had planned to make caprese salad with dinner, but our schedule changed and the ingredients were still sitting around on Friday afternoon.  I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I put the salad together on a piece of Trader Joe’s whole wheat lavash and wrapped it up as a sandwich. […]

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This Week’s Bounty

August 30, 2010

This week I was so excited to discover a new pick-up site for our Bountiful Basket that is less than a mile from our house.  How convenient!  The time (7:00am) is a tad early for my liking, but I really can’t complain.  Joe went with me and had a great time picking out the “perfect” […]

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Inspire us with your photos

August 28, 2010

If you have any photos that you think are inspiring, please share them!  You can post to our flickr page or to our facebook page.  Photos can be of anything, they don’t have to be food-related.  Inspire us with your photos! Above photo submitted by Ashley Barden

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Etsy Favorites – Fishing Edition

August 26, 2010

I received a special request last week to do a fishing edition of Etsy favorites.  I wasn’t sure what I would find on Etsy related to fishing, but I came across some fun things.  Enjoy! Screen Printed Glassware by vital – a fun way to enjoy a tasty beverage Fly Fishing Minky Bib by HappyBabeeandBeeyond – perfect […]

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Supermarket Swap – Tortillas

August 25, 2010

Making healthy choices in the grocery store can seem like a daunting task.   What do I choose?  Fat-free?  Whole-grain?  Lean?  Popped?  Baked?   Will this cereal really boost my immunity?  Should I only shop the perimeter of the store?   When I teach nutrition classes, one of my favorite things to do is to […]

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This Week’s Bounty

August 23, 2010

Saturday, I got up early and headed out to the Bountiful Baskets pick-up site to volunteer.  About halfway through filling our baskets, we got word that the Lincoln Park site had been shut down by the police and they were headed our way.  I knew I would get the inside scoop on what went down […]

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How to Make Quick Pickles – Guest Post by Megan Thompson

August 20, 2010

When I heard that my friend Megan Thompson was making “Quick Pickles” with her co-op cucumbers this week, I asked her to show us how to do it.  She did not disappoint!  You can read more about Megan in her bio at the bottom of the page.  On to the pickle-making… I was very excited […]

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Etsy Favorites – Plaid Edition

August 19, 2010

Kids are back to school this week and fall fashion ads are all over the place.  It seems that everyone is mad for plaid.  So I went in search of some handmade and vintage plaid items for your viewing pleasure. Vintage Levis Pearl Snap Camp Shirt by theprivateparty Turquoise Plaid Pocket Notebook by Earmarks Drizzle […]

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The Great Chile Roast

August 18, 2010

Last week, Bountiful Baskets offered a 25-lb. bag of green chiles as a $12.00 add-on to our basket.  I knew I wanted some, but didn’t think I could handle all 25 pounds.  Thankfully, my parents ordered a bag for us to split.  Because there were so many chiles (and only 3 bad ones in the […]

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Spicy Cucumber Salad

August 17, 2010

Last week I still had three seedless cucumbers in my crisper from the previous week’s Bountiful Basket.  I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I started asking for ideas.  My friend Angela suggested making a Thai cucumber salad.  I went online to search for a recipe and came across several.  So I took […]

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