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Fresh Foods Wednesday #89

Welcome to Fresh Foods Wednesday #89!

Fresh Foods Wednesday #65 Real Food Link Up

You can now participate in the link up via INSTAGRAM! View full instructions and how-to pictures here.

For those of you linking up blog posts, feel free to share your Instagram pictures too! Let’s get this party rockin’ & rollin! And as always, everyone is welcome to pin whatever you share to the group Pinterest board. Simply email me to be invited to pin.

This week in my CSA from Farm City Co-Op I got:

  • Basil
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Chard
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Shoots (Pea or Radish)
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini
  • And HONEY bitches!!!!! (I’m a wee bit excited about that.)

Kelowna Instagram Collage - Fresh Foods Wednesday #89

No snippet of what I did with this week’s bounty – again. Because I was in Kelowna visiting family and I’ve spent the past 2 days getting caught up on about a billion email messages. But my week was pretty darn eventful: Fall apples on the weirdest apple trees I’ve ever seen; The lunch of an entrepreneur – leftover roasted carrots, leftover salsa, leftover toasted walnuts and stale melba toasts; Cheers, Kelowna; Big open spaces; Momma Deb and her giant pumpkin; 4 of my favourite things in the world – FBC2014 Pre-Conference swag (the knife), antlers, bourbon in old fashioned rocks glasses and basil; Tuna with tabbouleh and shaved fennel; My new tattoo artwork is coming along from one stellar chick.

Check out more of the stuff I chowed down on via my Instagram Feed (because I pretty much live there).

The Fresh Foods Wednesday #89 link up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, eating and awareness. Please feel free to link up posts or Instagram images 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 or pictures 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 contributions 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!

And if you like what you see here, please feel free to include a simple text link back to this link up in the post(s) you share. If not, no biggie. You can also follow me on any of the social networks via the handy dandy links at the top of the sidebar or sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter to stay in the loop with all things local food, real ingredient recipes and pretty much everything she eats.

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  • Vicky
    September 3, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Thanks for hosting, this week I’m sharing my 10 minute GF DF Avocado Tuna boats and Vegan GF Red Lentil Apple Soup.

    • Kristy Gardner
      September 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      Thank you for sharing Vicky! It’s great to see you and I’m getting right geared up for everything apple so it’s amazing to see your soup too!!

  • Kirsten
    September 3, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    I’m so not hotter than you.
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    • Kristy Gardner
      September 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Are you kidding me? You’re the hottest of the hot Kirsten.

  • Melissa@Step Into My Kitchen
    September 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Love the pictures! I’m linking up two recipes – Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip and Grilled Tomatilla Salsa. Thanks for hosting!
    Melissa@Step Into My Kitchen recently published…Grilled Tomatillo SalsaMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      September 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Aw thanks Melissa! I love seeing yours too!! Thank you for taking the time to link up this past week!

  • Jillian Hudson
    September 4, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my super simple coconut sugar simple syrup — a great vegan low glycemic alternative to honey and agave syrup.
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    • Kristy Gardner
      September 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Thanks for sharing Jillian – great to see you this week! I can always use more recipes for simple syrup 😉