Fresh Foods

Fresh Foods Wednesday #64

Welcome to week 64 of The Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up… Now being referred to simply as Fresh Foods Wednesday! Simplify, bitches!

Is anyone else going through cookie withdrawal over the past week? I’m craving sugary, white flour treats like nobody’s biz-nas! But, with the holidays out of the way it’s time to real food the She Eats lair up! It’s time for healthier treats like carrots and beets and butter and duck fat and savory pastries. That’s right. I’m all ABOUT eating real fats. Aren’t you?

…Oh yeah, and I’m now calling my basement, one window apartment my “lair”. Kind of like an evil genius, but only way cozier.

The Wednesday Real Fresh Food Link Up

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, small living, etc…

You may link up as many posts in a given week that you haven’t shared with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Please make an effort to click on a few 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 it’s always nice to know someone thinks we’re doing a good job!

Lastly, please include a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share or copy the code below and paste it into your post or an HTML widget in your sidebar.

She Eats


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. The Fresh Foods Pinterest Board is now open to ALL of you! If you’d like to pin your posts to the communal board, just chuck me an email and I’ll add you to it! That way, more exposure for you and less administrative work for me! Horray!

Receive some extra social media love from me by tweeting weekly link-up contributions with the hashtag #FreshFoodsWednesday and/or share your contributions on the She Eats Facebook Page! As I’ve mentioned before, this link-up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness. We can do this together!


Join the Community!


If you’re into really good food cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients, drinks with a little somethin’ somethin’ and enjoying what you put in your mouth, this book is for you.


Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food . . . ” Kristy Gardner has taken this idea to the next level in Cooking with Cocktails. Every recipe is touched with alcohol; the result is a punchy visual adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine that demands enjoying meals with passion, with friends, and with alcohol.


Join the celebration of the very best that life has to offer—good friends, good food, good drink and great stories —with humor, delicious and inventive recipes, and mouth-watering photographs for each and every dish!


Cook. Eat. Imbibe. Live. And repeat.

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  • suzyhomemaker
    January 8, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kristy. Glad to be back!

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      Glad to see you back Suzy! Hope you’re having a good week 🙂

  • Kirsten
    January 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    I’m all over the place with names, so forgive me this week for preemptively editing my posts to show I’m linking to the Wed Fre Foo Link Up before I actually sat and read through to learn the new name. Next week I’ll be better–promise!
    It’s just that I’ve been stuck in the house with the family for SO LONG that, once everyone went to work and school and I had a little 45 minute window of time alone in the house before I had to go to work (a window I am NOT spending taking the dogs on excessively long walks in single digit (F) weather) I went a lil nuts.
    I’ve got another awesome veggie appetizer-yes, using my favorite non-local/couldn’t ever *just* be a local eater/ ingredient: avocados. Corn and Black Bean Salsa in Avocado Cups. Now, we get leftovers from this stuff, because we tend to have a ton of apps on the spread, so on my FB and G+ pages I’ve shared a recipe for turning the leftovers into a grilled cheese sandwich. Yum!
    I’ve also got a easy tasty soup. I re-grew so much of my farm share celery that I’ve made this soup on the stove top, in a slow cooker, a vegan version, a full on chicken version, with leeks, and with yellow onions. It’s all good.
    Finally, since I screwed up my work flow and joined the link up late last week, I’m sharing one of my earlier pizzas from before I found your link up–Red Russian Kale, Baby Bella, and Feta with Roasted Garlic oil. Yum!
    Thanks for hosting, stay warm, and eat seasonally.

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      You are forgiven 😉

      Hope you’re keeping warm too, love! And also, feng shui that shit! Work flow, serenity now…

  • Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents
    January 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you’re staying warm!

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:41 PM

      You too, Stacy!! It’s chilly out there! (I have the most adorable animal face mittens…. I like when it gets cold, just so I can play with them ;))

  • Gabriela's
    January 8, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Hi Kristy! Thanks for hosting. I haven’t linked up in awhile so it’s fun to be back!

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      So glad to see you Gabriela! I hope you’ve been well – I’m excited to read your post!

  • Miz Helen
    January 8, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Hi Kristy,
    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Thank YOU for participating Miz Helen! I’m on my way over to link up with yours 🙂

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  • Joanne
    January 9, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    I was doing okay with the cookies until yesterday when I had the biggest craving ever!! Hoping the dark chocolate I had satisfied it!

    • Kristy Gardner
      January 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM

      hahahaha – oh dear. I hope so too Joanne! I’m going a little stir crazy for them. Maybe I should chocolate it up like you did to try to cure it. Or you know, bake a crap ton of cookies and just eat them all….. that’s not a good idea 😉

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  • Lisa
    January 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    My local markets are the thing that keep me sane in the winter. I’ve recently discovered a great little artisanal bread stand, so now I want to buy a loaf each week (even though I’ll end up with a freezer full of half loaves, doing that!) Plus there are great butchers there too, and a guy who smokes his own fish. I still have yet to try that. So lots to discover while we await spring….. 🙂