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CSA Spectacular: January 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

Of all the things we love about having a CSA, the coolest aspect is how it challenges you to cook new things all the time. On the third Friday of every month, we’ll be recapping what came in the CSA that month and our favorite recipe results. Enjoy the January edition! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading


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Last Call For The Pumpkin Patch At Reilly’s

Achievement: #92. Pumpkin Patch

To mark the last day before Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm forever closes its (barn) doors, here is our visit to their pumpkin patch. (And they’re open till 6pm today, so go on over for one last hurrah!) Continue reading


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Pumpkin Patches (And More) At Triple B Farms

Achievement: #94. Pumpkin Patch

We took a trip down to Elizabeth to visit Triple B Farms — and boy, was this place adorable! It had a great pumpkin patch, tasty jams and jellies in the gift shop, and also a ton of fun pumpkin sculptures! Take a tour with us. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: August Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

Getting back into the CSA updates, here’s our August recipe wrap-up! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: Greens Galore (& Mojitos!)

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

The week 6 delivery of our CSA gave us the chance to make meals for all times of day, baked goods, and even cocktails. Come see the possibilities! Continue reading

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Fair Food And Divas Of Danger Up The Big Butler Fair

Achievement: #27. Big Butler Fair | #64. Inappropriate Dances in 10 New Locations

You know, there’s a saying out there, “You’re not a true Yinzer until you’ve experienced the Big Butler Fair.” I mean, I like to think there’s a saying like that, because let’s not kid ourselves, the Big Butler Fair is … Continue reading

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