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WTF Farmbox A.K.A. Beets Taste Like Dirt

WTF Farmbox A.K.A. Beets Taste Like Dirt

It was bound to happen. Today’s farm box was filled with beets and potatoes, two of the only three vegetables I think are gross. It’s really too bad that I hate beets, because they (like my third hated vegetable, eggplant) are so pretty. You’d think that something that nice looking would taste good. But no. […]

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CSA: Farm Box Overkill

CSA: Farm Box Overkill

CSA: Farm Box Overkill is computer game like Farmville where you try to eat all the food in your house before it goes bad. It’s extra challenging if you play this with your husband who really likes buying random stuff at the grocery store, even though your pantry is so full that your washing machine […]

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CSA: My New Favorite Subscription Isn’t A Magazine

CSA: My New Favorite Subscription Isn’t A Magazine

My Community Supported Agriculture subscription is my new favorite thing. Even though we’re still eating our way through last week’s farm box, I couldn’t pass up this week’s. It’s like having my birthday every Thursday afternoon. And weirdly thrilling. This week’s farm box includes two Pink Lady apples (that I’ve already eaten), four sweet potatoes, […]

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Community Sponsored Agriculture For Dummies (Yes, That’s Me).

Community Sponsored Agriculture For Dummies (Yes, That’s Me).

Ugh. I’ve reached a new height of stupidity. My local grade school has a weekly CSA farm box program that I’ve been wanting to join for the past two years. I mean what could be better? I get a box of organic produce, support local farmers, and support my local public school. There is no […]

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Planned Leftovers: Our House Chai Tea Recipe

Planned Leftovers: Our House Chai Tea Recipe

Since we inherited a ton of tea and a lot of duplicate spices from our amazing English neighbors when they moved back to the UK last month, I’ve decided to downsize our spice and tea collections by making a lot of hot chai this fall and winter. Chai is delicious way to use up all […]

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Alternative Lifestyle: My Second Hand Life Featured On The Jeff Probst Show

Alternative Lifestyle: My Second Hand Life Featured On The Jeff Probst Show

Last Wednesday I was a guest on Jeff Probst‘s new daytime talk show. The title of the show was “Could You Live Like That?” My segment is called “The Bride Who Spent $159 On Her Wedding.” Apparently the most notable aspect of my commitment to not buying new stuff, was the fact that I had […]

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How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract Out Of Cheap Vodka

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract Out Of Cheap Vodka

As I have mentioned before, Mr. Foxypants and I are ridiculously adept at getting free alcohol. Since our bar is already fully stocked with top shelf booze, there was no room in the liquor cabinet for the gigantic, half-filled jug of Absolut vodka that someone left behind at our last party. Usually, I use vodka […]

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