Food shopping up here has been a bit of a struggle. Part of the reason, I think, is that we haven’t had the time to really research. Back in Brooklyn, Jordan belonged to a food coop and this is what he still mourns. Local produce, cheap. Up here we have large chain supermarkets and the selection is not impressive. Ironic, since we are surrounded by the very farms which stocked the food coop in Brooklyn! But the local farm markets that we have been to up here are often small and not great. I researched farm shares, but the pick-up times did not work with our commuting schedule. Finally, FINALLY, we found a local farm that sells meat and produce 7 days a week. Excellent. And with sausage from said farm, J whipped up a stew (recipe from http://www.food52.com).
Christmas is around the corner, which means some long weekends and lots of cooking. Woo hoo!
There are many days on which I catch a glimpse of amazing morning sky while eating my breakfast and feel compelled to run outside and take photos. Sadly, every minute of my morning is usually reserved for getting ready. I almost always feel rushed. This has become especially true with below freezing morning temperatures (defrosting the car and pouring warm water on the windshield to de-ice it have been added to my list of to-do’s). Today, however, I was running early.