Local Food

Exploring Missoula – Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.

June 30, 2014
Exploring Missoula - Clark Fork Market and Shakespeare & Co.

Saturday we drove down to the Clark Fork Market in downtown Missoula. We got there at about 11:30 because, Hi we are summer people who like to sleep in. After getting stuck in a no parking zone in our bohemoth truck, we found a parking space across the river. As we crossed the bridge, we […]

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Scenes from the Garden. And ARTICHOKES!

April 25, 2013
Agritopia Community Garden

My mom called yesterday to tell me I needed to go harvest some artichokes.  I hadn’t been to the garden in a couple weeks, so the kids and I headed over.  Coach Bob was standing guard, and everything looked beautiful in the cloudy sunset. We harvested four artichokes that are destined to drown in garlic […]

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Creamy Carrot Soup with Spinach Pesto

February 21, 2013
Creamy Carrot Soup with Spinach Pesto via InspiredRD.com (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Last weekend, we headed to the garden to grab the rest of the rainbow carrots. The kids and I had so much fun pulling them up, “oohing” and “ahhing” over the colors and shapes. Each pull was like a new surprise. Would it be yellow? Purple? Pink? Orange? We ended up with so many carrots […]

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Saturday Sweetness

February 2, 2013

This morning, my CSA delivery guy my dad brought us a gorgeous haul of colorful produce from Agritopia.  So much goodness here. After tucking it all away in the fridge, my two little rascals chased me out of the kitchen and told me to “Stay in yours room!” (Leila adds an ‘s’ onto you and […]

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Animal crackers in my soup…

January 5, 2013
"Stay Healthy" Juice from InspiredRD.com

Joe finally woke up without a fever this morning, but he passed it right along to Leila.  So we started out another sick day at home with some Shirley Temple.  Unfortunately for all of us, the song she sings about animal crackers in her soup will be forever stuck in our heads. We took a […]

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Beet Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

December 12, 2012

Have you ever had fresh beets?  Just-pulled-from-the-ground-greens-still-attached beets?  If not, you’re missing out.  They are tender and sweet, like candy. I know some of you are scoffing right now.  Candy?? Really?? Really.  Trust me. This time of year you should be able to find beets with the greens still attached at a local farmers market […]

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Hazelnut Basil Pesto

November 11, 2012
Hazelnut Basil Pesto from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

If you’ve ever met me, you might know I tend to geek out a little bit when it comes to local food.  In fact, you might even call me a farm groupie.  There’s just something about knowing where your food comes from and having conversations with the people who grow it.  Imagine my delight when […]

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Adventures with squash blossoms

June 9, 2012
how to prep squash blossoms

This morning, we took a trip to the Gilbert Farmers’ Market.  We picked up a colorful array of local produce, and something new that we’ve never tried before. Our haul included chile peppers, sweet potatoes, green tomatoes, heirloom cherry tomatoes, onions, a shallot, garlic, sunflower shoots, peaches, golden beets, squash blossoms, armenian cucumbers, and rainbow […]

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Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

May 19, 2012

We drive by Agritopia Farm every day. We watch the peach trees go from bare to blooming. And now, the peaches are finally ready. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on some. This morning we sped over there and filled a box with fresh organic peaches. I love living so close to a farm […]

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Fresh eggs over swiss chard

April 9, 2012
eggs and swiss chard recipe

I hope you had a great weekend!  Our Easter celebration started on Saturday afternoon when we headed to church.  After the 4:30 service, there was a massive egg hunt.  They split the age groups into 4 and under and 5 and up.  Leila was ready to go, bag in hand, eyes on the prize…and then […]

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