I know I skimped on the "show" part of show-and-tell from the first CSA box, so hopefully this photo roundup of the creations from box #2 will make up for that. If you over-indulged on Thanksgiving and are still in "I-never-want-to-see-food-again" mode, feel free to bookmark this post and come back at a later time. … Continue reading Food Porn Roundup #1
At the start of the weekend, I got this text from a friend: "I'm getting some serious grilled carrot cravings! Are you open on Saturday for Vesta?" Carrot cravings? You might be thinking: "Who has carrot cravings?!" And if you knew what a serious meat-eater my friend is, you might be even more surprised, but … Continue reading Field Trip: Vesta in Redwood City
While I was being all giddy about my first CSA ("farmer's market") box, I was not being a good blogger and photographing what I actually did with the contents. So, this post is more "tell" than "show." I really wanted to go with simple uses of the produce in the box to enjoy the flavors, … Continue reading Out of the Box, Part Deux
Every summer my next-door neighbor, a retired widower, grows tomatoes along the white picket fence that separates our yards. Since his wife passed away several years ago, his grown daughters help with the gardening now. They tend to the roses and other plants along the fence, too, but it's the tomatoes that take center stage … Continue reading Over the Fence
My planned post for today was a farmers' market trip report (notice I said planned...). For me, one of the joys of the Bay Area is easy access to local farmers’ markets. From May through October, you can hit a market for fresh-picked produce just about any day of the week. My plan (there's that … Continue reading Out of the Box
The idea for 650Food has been percolating for awhile. Writing and food are two of my true loves, and I'm especially passionate about local food systems. Eating seasonally and purchasing locally produced food is something I've done for many years. It's a great way to support the local economy and to strengthen ties to your … Continue reading Welcome to 650Food!