Fresh produce delivered right to your door

Wouldn’t you love to have fresh, seasonal produce picked from your garden every week?   When I read this article by the SF Chronicle about fresh and seasonal produce delivered to your door, I realized that the trend might finally coming to the Bay area.

Looks like more people are shopping for organic produce, but they want even fresher produce than what their local markets can provide.  Bay Area residents are signing up with local farms to have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables delivered directly to their homes.

To find one that will deliver in the San Francisco Bay Area, click on the binder link below to view 10 local farms that deliver.  Click on the different tabs in the binder to view the different farm websites, and the article from the San Francisco Chronicle.




Knives and Recipes

I’m a wannabe chef. Any chance at all to cook – I’m there. I’m cooking for ‘Art Day’ at school this weekend. I cook for our annual school fund raising dinner every year (dinner for 150 or so). I signed up to cook for the end of year softball party. I love food! I also love the internet because millions of recipes and thousands of cooking techniques are at my finger tips.

The only problem is, how do you corral all those fabulous recipes and great techniques? For years, I printed everything out and put it in a three ring binder – but no more! Now I use LiveBinders to easily categorize the recipes that I like. Check out some of my cooking binders below. But you will need to come back, because I’m building more all the time. I have also collected some insightful videos on using knives in the kitchen, so be sure to click on my knife binder below:

Severe Joint Pain

My husband was only in his mid-thirties when he started suffering from debilitating joint pain – primarily in his knees and ankles. He would wake up in the morning almost unable to walk. He started taking aspirin, but soon that wasn’t enough.

I had read a little about the dangers of aspartame (NutraSweet) and asked him to try giving up his beloved diet cokes for a couple of days. He said that he probably couldn’t live without them, but he would try. After only a couple of days without the diet cokes he was pain free. But he thought that meant he could start drinking diet cokes again. It only took one diet coke before he was in agony again.

It turns out that it wasn’t easy to give up the diet cokes. It also is almost impossible to avoid aspartame. The other night he ordered a margarita and there must have been aspartame in the margarita mix because he could hardly walk the next day.

On days that he can avoid aspartame though, he is pain free. I’m so glad that we made this discovery before starting down a long path of pain killers and arthritis medication!

The binder below contains some of the resources that I found on aspartame, though I’m sure there are more. This digital binder has some interesting links with scientific data, write-ups from doctors, personal stories, and even one horrifying ‘home experiment’ with aspartame.