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July To-Do’s

June 21, 2010

I love looking at recipes. I look at hundreds of recipes and pictures of food daily and I’m always adding to my laundry list of new things to cook, but sometimes I feel that if I don’t write them down I won’t get to them. So below are a few food “to-do’s” for July.

1. Make homemade ice cream with new peanut butter that I found in Madison – Go nuts! Yumbutters

2. Try at least one new recipe a week with the majority of the ingredients from the recipe being in season and locally found.

3. Start eating more salads. I’m not a big fan of salads, so start being more creative on how to spice up the traditional salad that everyone thinks about.

4. Use more fresh cilantro. Use more fresh herbs in general.

5. Go to a farm at least once a month until harvest season is over. Go strawberry picking in July. Raspberry picking in August… Visit some dairy farms and cheese producers.

6. Eat less meat. Eat less bread. Eat more veggies. I need to keep reminding myself this. I guess this can go along with numero in this list.

7. Finish at least four of the books in my summer reading list. I like reading, but I don’t often get that much time to sit down and do it. Make the time!

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Rubber Meets the Road

June 3, 2010

June 1 marked the start of my farmers’ market challenge. Just my luck, I was in Chicago for work all day, thus I did not end up eating local affair.

So yesterday was really my “start.” Wish me luck, until Labor Day all of my groceries will be purchased from local producers.

One day in and I feel great. Definitely a lot healther than the plethora of backyard barbecue food I devoured over Memorial Day weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

My Summer Reading List

May 26, 2010

As I plan on making a lot of lifestyle changes this summer, I’d like to read more. While I learn about the Dane County Farmers’ Market and all the food Wisconsin has to offer, I’m interested in gaining a broader knowledge about food and the culture that surrounds it.

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The Madison Market Challenge

May 23, 2010

Two weeks ago it was forty degrees outside. Today’s high is ninety. Welcome to Wisconsin.

The university’s semester has ended, Memorial Day is a mere week away and The Terrace was already overflowing this weekend. Summer is in full swing here in the state’s capital.

I spent a lot of time outside yesterday. I started my day at the Dane County Farmers’ Market – talking to the vendors, trying fresh produce and watching the community enjoy the gorgeous day – the day ended at the Memorial Union Terrace – sipping on local beer, indulging in ice cream and laughing with good friends. You couldn’t ask for a better Saturday in May.

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