Tag: local food

Top 10 Reasons to Shop a Farmers’ Market

Top 10 Reasons to Shop a Farmers’ Market

It’s been many years since I’ve shopped for food at conventional, mega-grocery stores and now I find them depressing with their fluorescent lights and aisle after aisle of packages and boxes that are mostly devoid of identifiable food. Thankfully, I’ve discovered my local farmers’ markets. Between my garden and these markets, my trips to the […]

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Do you ever think about the future of food – your food? I talk a lot about eating home-cooked foods made with locally-grown ingredients. Some of the food we eat at our house is as local as you can get because it comes straight from our backyard. But, if you don’t have the space, time […]

February 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lessons from my Farmer’s Market Debut

Lessons from my Farmer’s Market Debut

In my day job, I’ve had the experience of attending lots of professional conventions and trade shows over the years, always as an exhibitor. The exhibitors are the ones standing in their booth, feet swollen, back aching, and with a somewhat disingenuous smile plastered on their tired faces. The exhibitors stand and wait for someone, anyone to […]

June 17, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Seasonal Eating and What to Eat Now

Seasonal Eating and What to Eat Now

Seasonal eating is one of the most important things you can do for your health, your wallet, and the environment. It simply means that your diet is composed of foods that are naturally available in your area at a given time. Mr. President and I try to eat seasonally, with a few exceptions. For example, […]

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Real Food, Decadence, and Your Health

Real Food, Decadence, and Your Health

People are always asking me about my eating habits. Some of the recipes on Tomato Envy are quite decadent and even more so when they’re washed down with a couple glasses of wine or prefaced with a glass of chilled champagne. People sometimes wonder how it is that I am not unhealthy or overweight given […]

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Food Choices for a Better Planet

Food Choices for a Better Planet

While I’ve always been interested in green living, I didn’t learn until just a few years ago how our food choices can have a big impact on the environment. For anyone out there who thinks sustainable living means wearing all-hemp outfits, going around with dirty hair, or just plain going without, this one’s for you. […]

January 18, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More