Monday, June 15, 2009

How and Why This Blog Came to Be

What a Card and I have talked about beginning a blog to share our love of food, particularly local food, for some time now. I think it's actually her way of "forcing" me to join the blogger world, but I digress.

Anywho...the real motivating factor behind this endeavor (besides my desire to create a central location in which to store my thoughts/recipes/experiences related to eating and cooking local ingredients) is to create a resource, which is useful to others of similar mind. And hey, if our sharp wit provides an ounce of entertainment along the way, well, that's just a BONUS!

I'll be the first to admit, my level of commitment to eating locally varies, depending on the season (or my craving(s) at any particular moment). For instance, I love bananas and last time I checked, there weren't too many New England farms growing those delectable, yellow fruits. (I have tried to grow my own, but have not yet met with success. Sigh.) I think what's important, is that each individual establishes their own, personal comfort level with regard to eating locally. To some that may be a year -round commitment. For others that may mean choosing ingredients produced as close to home as possible (and perhaps during the growing months only).

So no matter what level you're at, I hope you'll visit us frequently, taking a little something away each time, while sharing your own thoughts and experiences.

Bon Appetit!


  1. Oh I love this blog. We are vegan and adore vegetables ... haven't really found one that we don't like. We are total fans of eating locally and have been a member of a local CSA. We also frequent tailgate markets which are plentiful here (Asheville, NC). Eating local is so good ... for us and for the earth!

    I'll be back often to check out your recipes and experiences.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Small Footprints

  2. I can't wait to hear more about this - especially the csa in waltham which isn't far from me. Actually, I should check out that list. I absolutely love, love, love local produce - it's unbelievable how much better the taste is.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to say "hello". SF - I love your blog too! T - I've posted a link to one of my favorite CSA sites on the right-hand panel. It's actually a local harvest site with info on farmers' markets too. Good stuff!