Monthly Archives: October 2012

reading response: passive aggressive

Back in 2010, when Joe & I were brand-newlyweds, he stumbled upon this NY Times article about a crazy German home style that required no heating. In fact, the home could be heated just by warming your tea water in … Continue reading

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week 9: the budget update

The hardest thing about this project–after finding the time to cook on a regular basis–has been figuring out if we’re reducing our waste. Overall, yes. The trash bags last longer, smell better & don’t have much in them from our … Continue reading

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week 9: eating her curds & whey

Say Käsespätzle! homemade spaetzle & cheese The pantry is getting bare. Only a few cans left. An odd half package of rice noodles. The basic vinegars & oils that form the base of most of our meals. Containers of bulk … Continue reading

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outside experience 3: the community forum

This year, The Orchard saw it’s first (tiny) harvests… Now what? It’s simple. Free fruit for all. A public orchard where everyone is entitled to the fruit. Okay, it is not that simple. On Saturday, I joined other Bloomington Community … Continue reading

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week 8: the budget update

I think I just need to explain how much food we’re getting from our CSAs. This week  between the two baskets, I’d say we carried home about 20 pounds of fresh produce. There’s still a lot of it in the … Continue reading

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week 8: the soup that gets us through

Believe me, there’s no way to make this soup look attractive. But trust me, it’s good. There’s no way around it: CSAs = greens. Lots of them. And one household can only consume so much before things get wilted! This … Continue reading

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week 7: the budget update

This post didn’t get made on Friday, because I was busy hiking & hanging out in the Stars Hallow-esque town of Nashville, Ind. with my family. We took the weekend to soak up all the awesome autumn weather fun that … Continue reading

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