Confession: When I chose to "go local" for 40 days, I didn't really prepare. My first email from a friend addressed the biggest hurdle: "Sounds quite intense my friend... What if you wanna go out and get a drink? you're going to 40 days of local brews. " (But to calm your beer belly fears, there's typically at least 1 or 2 varieties of local wine in Philly liquor stores.) Since I've started my challenge, I'm determined to find products produced within a 75- mile radius. Some may fear there's not a lot of brand choices locally produced,(find out if the fear is a legit one, after the jump!)
Spring is almost here and it's time to consider where you'll get your local spring and summer produce. Community supported agriculture groups (CSAs) are one of the best ways! CSAs are an efficient means to get your produce directly from a local farm and cut out the middle man (grocers.) I love implementing the farm to table concept in my own kitchen, and have discovered lots of new veggies and fruit via CSA programs (rhubarb, swiss chard, and purple peppers to name a few!) Discover local CSA options after the jump.
6 Baby Steps to Eat Vegetarian: (Helping a Reader's New Years Resolution) One of our readers asked: "I'm trying to eat less meat in the New Year and want to go vegetarian. Do you have advice?" Here are 6 lessons I learned along the meat-free way: