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The Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up #22

Welcome to the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up my loves!

Last week I replaced the link up with the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Reveal. Nothin’ like replacing the happy food movement with an anti-ethical food movement: sugar. Actually, that choice was reflected in my guest post at the Secret Recipe Club last week, An Ethical-Eater’s Holiday Secret: Homemade Frosted Sugar Cookies.

Aye – that’s right. I admit it. I eat white sugar cookies smothered in confectioner’s sugar at Christmas time. Does that make me a bad person? No. Does it make me an excellent candidate for Type Two Diabetes? Possibly. Will I continue mowing down on the sugar mailed to me via the cookie swap? Absolutely. Well, for the next 2 weeks anyhow. And then it’s back to kale and pastured eggs for me.

Speaking of which, the last Link Up was quite a success! So many fabulous posts! Highlights include:

Dirrty CSA via Clean Eats, Fast Feets

Cauliflower Gratin via Nosh My Way

Freshly Pressed via Gourmet Veggie Mama

This link-up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness.

Please feel free to link up posts containing:
  • CSA collections;
  • Farmer’s market treasures;
  • Home grown/raised hauls;
  • Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
  • DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, etc;
  • Tips for local eating such as: tips for CSA members, how to find out what’s in season, how to make the most of your local produce, how to raise chickens, etc…

You may link up to 3 posts in a given week that you haven’t shared here before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Feel free to click on any of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you’ve shared – because we know how much we all love comments!
If you don’t have a blog but would still like to contribute to the link up, throw me an email and we’ll work something out.
And lastly, please include a simple text link back to this blog hop (the post, not the blog’s main page) in the post(s) you link up or add a button:

I want this blog hop to feature you as well as help each other come together to form a resource of good food ways for one another. In order to be featured on the weekly highlights – which includes a highlight on your post here the following week as well as tweets, facebook page “like” and posting, and being added to the Fresh Foods pinterest board – you must have a text link back or button displayed in your post or on your blog. If you don’t link back to this post I can’t feature you.

Don’t forget that you can become my friend via GFC by joining this site on the right side bar, and/or find me on twitter, facebook, Pinterest, and my sister site, Taste Buds.

If you have any questions about the link up in general, please email me via freshfoodsbloghop (at) gmail (dot) com.


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  • Katherine @ Green Thickies
    December 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Hi, this week I have shared my fantastic my festive mince pie smoothie and a great collection of healthy holiday drinks to get you in the mood for Christmas.

    Thank you for hosting

  • Kathy @ Grannys Vital Vittles
    December 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve got a recipe for scratch made mashed potatoes this week plus a link to my vintage cast iron skillet giveaway!

  • kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    December 20, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Who says you can’t have your pastured eggs in the cookie dough that’s supporting the weight of all that frosting??

    I just can’t do absolutes in anything, especially my food intake. There’s too much goodness in this world to categorically deny myself entire swaths of the menu merely because of pesky ingredients. But then again, I eat Spam. And had my first Bill’s Donut from Centerville, OH, the other day. But only one–everything in moderation.

    Today I’ll link up my basic soaked oatmeal muffin recipe. I keep going back to variations on this theme weekly. In fact, today I made up 6 dozen cranberry-apple-pecan-tangerine muffins using this method plus the leftover cranberries from the rant I posted on Monday. My neighbors will be getting the muffins as a healthy, whole grain, low sugar option in the cookie plate.

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Lauren
    December 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Oh, I can’t resist Christmas cookies either. The more refined the better. We all have our little vices.

    Thanks for the link love. 🙂