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Fresh Foods Wednesday #76

Good morning my loves and welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #76!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up


So this past weekend I got to see one of my favorite bands live – Lake Street Dive! They’re kind of jazzy rock with a 50’s flare for the 1970’s. If that means anything. Ha! And while they definitely lived up to my hopes and dreams, the best part of the show for me was the surprisingly good opener, Ages and Ages. Think of them like West coast rock meets Vampire Weekend meets shimmy shakers and gorgeous melodies. They were truly the first opening act I’ve ever seen where I didn’t care if the “real act” even showed up. Between both the bands and the gin and sodas, it was an epic night. With a 2:30AM bedtime. The last time I was up at 2:30am I was peeing in the middle of the night after a 9:00PM bedtime. Getting old is hard. And exhausting.

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #75 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…

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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!

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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!


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  • Lauren @ DC Healthy Bites
    April 2, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Yay .. Spring is FINALLY here! Do you eat with the seasons? Seasonal eating is more nutritious, better for the environment, cheaper, and tastes better! Thanks for hosting!

  • Kirsten
    April 2, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Getting old . . . girlfriend, I could write a book. Well, I’d be focused on potty talk, so it wouldn’t be that exciting of a book actually.
    More exciting to talk about Carrots!
    I’m continuing my series hashtagcarrotweek by sharing a couple of recipes to showcase the versatility of a farm share carrot. Last week I roasted them, this week I’ve shredded them. Combining shredded farm share carrots with sushi rice in Unagi and Avocado Sushi means I’ve got a colorful and flavorful meal–and a kick ass photo that I am exceptionally proud of. Combining shredded farm share carrots with oats and raisins and dates and freshly ground soft wheat flour and honey and maple syrup and other ‘muffin stuff’ means I get to toss the word “healthy” around for SEO purposes [note that I *still* don’t really know what that means] and feed my kids Carrot Cake Muffins for breakfast or snack.
    Thanks for hosting!

  • suzyhomemaker
    April 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Thanks for hosting Kristy. Today I shared a post about how whole milk is processed. Which I know you saw (thanks for sharing) but maybe some others have not?

    I also linked up a slideshare I made about how the “whole” might not guarantee healthy food. Can I just tell you I am a bit obsessed with slideshare now. I am trying to diversify since such a large percentage of my traffic comes from pinterest. I discovered slideshare several weeks ago and I love it. We’ll see if it produces any traffic.

  • Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers
    April 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Ha. You’re not old! 🙂
    I’m not old either, just in case you were wondering.
    The reason you can find me in my pajamas, on my couch (or on the porch in nice weather — still in my pajamas), drinking wine most Friday evenings is because I am L-A-Z-Y. That is completely different from being old!
    Speaking of L-A-Z-Y… I’m sharing a something to make for dinner on those L-A-Z-Y days: Beans & Rice. 🙂

  • Miz Helen
    April 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Good Morning Kristy,
    I am so excited that spring is finally here, it has been a long winter. We are getting our gardens going and enjoying the last of the winter greens. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  • tessa - Homestead Lady
    April 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Thanks for the great link up – I learned a lot!

  • Jane's Adventures in Dinner
    April 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Doll! You’re far from old-I just turned 44 and have my four year old aging me by the minute. I’m throwing caution into the wind and start my seeds.