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I’ve been a CSA member for a while now. (For those who don’t know what CSA stands for: Community Supported Agriculture. The real definition: Boxes of local organic veggies appear weekly in my garage.) I love it and I hate it. I love it because, hey have you ever tried a sweet potato that was [...]

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Things crunchy and green tend to take a backseat when someone is going through a major life crisis. (I don’t want to even think about the carbon and waste generated by my night in the hospital. All that gauze! All those tubes, needles, and chucks!) I’m feeling more like myself these days, so much so [...]

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Growing up, I lived in a house with a huge (for Long Island) backyard. It was a stretched pentagon-shaped piece of property 60 feet across in the front but about 300 feet across in the back. It went back at its deepest 250 feet deep, and the house wasn’t big so there was a wide [...]

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I was more than impressed this past Tuesday to see that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school board voted to eliminate flavored milk from its cafeteria. Now, the more than 1,074,691 students in the district won’t be guzzling extra sugar, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup with their milk. While the board [...]

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I was at the deli counter of my favorite store. “Do you have any of the Boar’s Head All Natural stuff,” I asked. (Meaning: the Boar’s Head All Natural line, which is produced without artificial ingredients, added nitrates, MSG or gluten, and comes from animals that were raised on a vegetarian grain-fed diet without hormones [...]

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My husband is off partaking in the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities in New York City tonight. That means earlier this evening I was on my own to do dinner and the bedtime routine. The tail-end of my already long day. I worked until 6:30 tonight. I’m in a really busy period right now, so it [...]

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Big Girl is a Girl Scout. A Brownie to be exact. I am a Girl Scout leader. It’s been three years. Every year around this time we’re asked to peddle cookies to our friends, relatives, and neighbors. Every year around this time I am extremely conflicted. In case you haven’t heard: Girl Scout cookies aren’t [...]

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I’ve been feeding my kids organic stuff forever. Since before they were born, really. I’m a real stickler when it comes to meat, veggies, dairy, and fruit, too. I have been a little more lenient when it comes to my own food, though. I’ll eat the non-organic comice pear — my absolute favorite snack. I’ll [...]

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Next weekend we will don our costumes (Big Girl will be a unicorn and Little Girl will be a dragonfly) and hit the streets for Trick or Treat. And at the end of the night I will be what many people out there might call a mean mommy. Again. The type of mom who, in [...]

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CSA Pet Peeves

We’re in Week 20 of our community supported agriculture (CSA) share. We’re a drop off location, so I am always the first and last in the garage after the veggies are dropped off. This is my fourth year as a CSA member, but only my first as a drop off location. I have three main [...]

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