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Entries from March 2009

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

March 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Between our home-delivered farm-fresh milk and the cheese addiction my toddler shares, we consume a lot of (hormone-free) dairy products in our house. A favorite way to use up the assorted bits and ends of cheeses in our cheese drawer is my baked macaroni and cheese, with roasted red peppers. I don’t believe in hiding [...]

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Tags: dairy · pasta · recipes · sustainable family supper

Dope-Free Dairy

March 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Part IV in the Sustainable Family Supper series What’s the matter with rBST? I’ve written before about how my path to natural and organic food began with a look at milk. When I became pregnant with my son, milk took on a renewed significance as I eliminated sodas and caffeinated beverages from my diet. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · dairy · eco-friendly · organic · sustainable family supper

White House Organic Garden to Feed Local School Kids

March 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’ve been offline most of the week, but am catching up on the Victory Gardeners‘ flurry in response to today’s groundbreaking by First Lady Michelle Obama of the White House organic vegetable garden. While walking that fine political line of supporting organic, local foods without offending the industrial farming complex, the Obamas have lately signaled [...]

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Eating down the Fridge (and Pantry and Freezer)

March 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

We’re counting down the days till spring and the official re-opening of our neighborhood farmers market. When I read about Kim O’Donnel’s “Eating Down the Fridge” challenge — a week-long endeavor to be frugal and prevent waste by eating up the food stashed in our fridge, freezer and pantry — it seemed like a great [...]

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Tags: pantry