Wow. Is it really over? A whole year has passed, and what do I have to show for it?
Week 51 Spinach Apples Strawberries Rainbow Chard Carrots Scallions Bok Choi Butter Head Lettuce Romaine Lettuce By ekwetzel 2011-07-09
Week 50 Bok Choi Apples Strawberries Asparagus Mustard Greens (I think?) Butter Head Lettuce Romaine Lettuce Spinach By ekwetzel 2011-07-09
My favorite thing about summertime food is how easy it is. Everything is fresh and abundant. Flavors abound everywhere. People get excited about real foods, raw foods and local foods in their most natural states.
It’s almost been a year since I started blogging about eating food from our CSA, and a lot has happened. We bought a house. We got pregnant and had our first baby. I got laid off and my unemployment checks ran out. And now our baby girl is almost 2 months old.
I. Love. Cooking. And I have missed being able to cook these past few months. Between moving and being pregnant and giving birth and taking care of my newborn, I have been able to do very little cooking since I started this blog post 47 weeks ago. Well…I’ve at least not been able to do nearly as much cooking as I’d have liked.
It is ridiculous how expensive rhubarb is. I mean, seriously? The stuff grows like a weed. And it’s as sour as all get out. Most people have no clue what to do with it. But it’s not exotic; it’s just like the “stand-off-ish” fruit-vegetable* of the produce community.
When I started this year-long commitment to blogging about our CSA, there were many things I didn’t expect. I didn’t expect to buy a house. I didn’t expect to get laid off. And I didn’t expect to have a beautiful baby girl. But I did. And, while blogging through these changing circumstances has been difficult, [...]
I don’t really see much charm in being independent and self-sufficient. Especially not this week, with a new baby in tow. We love community. We love helping and being helped. We love being in connection with others, and opening up our lives to them so that we have the opportunity to form a deep and meaningful relationship with them.
I’ll give you a quick little post about our CSA food this week. I have to say: I am – once again – soooo grateful to have fresh farm food available. I have been ravenous this week since the birth, and it has been amazing to be able to eat fresh, spring salads every day. I devour apples. I want to murder all our carrots in one sitting. I am nursing, so the food passes through me and to my little baby, just as it has been for the past 41 weeks. I’m in the food and the food’s in me; I am the food and the food is me.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)