May 29, 2010


Spinach has hit the local produce stands! Great steamed or use for fresh spinach salad!

May 22, 2010

Pasture Butter

Pasture butter is made from the milk of cows that graze on fresh grass in the summer. It's rich in Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, and Selenium. Studies have found it contains more cancer-fighting conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and a healthier ratio of heart-protective Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids than traditional butter. Check out Galen's Homestead Acres and purchase raw milk to make your own!

May 20, 2010


"The cheap-food boom has been seductively comfortable for us all. Let's face it: Farming is damn hard work, typically done for damnable pay. By relinquishing this burden, by handing the reins to the corporations, we relieved ourselves of a lot of backaches, sunburns, and financial strains. We struck a deal: The agribusinesses got a guaranteed chunk of our income and our full faith in their ability to keep us sustained. In return, we got to pursue lifestyles that don't resolve around the soil and toil and that allow us a measure of leisure time unprecedented in human history. In early 2009, American television viewing reached an all-time record of a stunning 151 hours per month. That's more than five hours per day, and let's be clear about something: You and I don't get to sprawl across the sofa masticating pork rinds and watching American Idol unless someone else is growing the food." Ben Hewitt, The Town That Food Saved.

May 12, 2010


Ellie gave me a copy of Michael Pollan's latest book, Food Rules An Eater's Manual. It is a small paperback containing 64 'rules' about eating healthy. If you have not read The Omnivore's Dilemma, I suggest reading this book. It is much shorter and will inspire you to think further about what you are putting into your mouth each meal. "Rule 44-Pay more, eat less. Americans spend less than 10 percent of their income on food, less than the citizens of any other nation." Michael Pollan, Food Rules

May 6, 2010

Stewed Rhubarb

With so much Rhubarb at the roadside stands I wanted to find a good way to eat more of it without making a pie! This stewed Rhubarb was easy and absolutely delicious. Serve it with ice cream or as we had it tonight, with homemade tapioca cream. Awesome! Try googling rhubarb and learn the many health benefits too :)

May 4, 2010

Catlin Bulk & Natural Foods

Stopped into the Catlin Food Store today on Route 364, about 2 miles west of Penn Yan. I was very happy to find local potatoes! Sunnyside Potatoes grown and bagged by Tomion Farms, Stanley NY. I am just planting ours, so it will be awhile before we are eating our own. These look great!

Catlin Bulk & Natural Foods, 2901 State Rt 364, Closed Saturdays.