Keep your giving as local as it gets on Giving Tuesday!

When our year of eating local ended, it was just the beginning of answering a new question: how could we actually make more local food available to more people? Like, normal people and not just some crazy locavores who would drive 150 miles to pick up duck eggs, oranges, or butter. Gowan’s answer was toContinue reading “Keep your giving as local as it gets on Giving Tuesday!”

How to make pesto out of anything

When you’re eating with the seasons, spring and early summer are FULL of greens. Like, too many greens. In the garden, at the farm stand, in the CSA box, and growing wild everywhere. Pesto is a great way to process large amounts of greens and have a great spread at the ready, or frozen forContinue reading “How to make pesto out of anything”

Good Farm Fund Benefit Dinner serves up a side dish of hope

Tomorrow night is my favorite event of the year. And it’s not because of the unparalleled farm to table menu, fancy locally-distilled cocktails, lovely summertime gathering of so many friends and community members, or the fact that we will raise thousands of dollars for local farms.┬áIt’s because of what happened when I went to theContinue reading “Good Farm Fund Benefit Dinner serves up a side dish of hope”

Farm to Table Dinner: July 18th at Caspar Community Center

We are super excited to announce the first Farm to Table Dinner of the summer! When: Friday July 18, 2014 at 7 pm Where: Caspar Community Center What: A delicious meal featuring locally sourced veggies, meats, cheese and grains from farms throughout Mendocino County. The meal is a surprise, based on what is seasonally available.Continue reading “Farm to Table Dinner: July 18th at Caspar Community Center”

The Solace of Food: 3 lessons from my year as a locavore

At the culmination of the year of eating local, I was invited to write a retrospective piece for a local magazine. Due to publishing delays, they invited me to share the article with you here. This article was written in January 2014. If you had asked me a year ago what I expected things toContinue reading “The Solace of Food: 3 lessons from my year as a locavore”

The Gratitude Tree: Thanks for the love!

After launching our Kickstarter campaign only 4 days ago, we are delighted to have raised just over 25% of our goal! As each donation comes in, I’m amazed at the outpouring of support from fans, friends, neighbors, relatives, colleagues, high school classmates, and people I don’t even know! It’s really an incredible feeling to knowContinue reading “The Gratitude Tree: Thanks for the love!”

Eat Mendocino launches Kickstarter campaign to help us write a book!

A couple of weeks ago we shared some big news. That within our mighty little hearts was a book that needed to be written. And now, we invite you to help us make that happen. We’ve said all the important stuff in this video, and in the project description: what we plan to do, howContinue reading “Eat Mendocino launches Kickstarter campaign to help us write a book!”

Fan mail: Thanks for the love. Plus, a big announcement…

It’s almost two weeks since the “end” of our project, and we’re still digesting the past twelve months. Gowan and I met for bacon bloody marys yesterday morning at Flow in Mendocino and it was the first time we’ve seen each other this year. We compared postpartum assimilation stories from the last two weeks (suchContinue reading “Fan mail: Thanks for the love. Plus, a big announcement…”

Baking pumpkin bread from scratch with mom’s recipe

Everyone wanted to know what we would eat when the year was over. We didn’t really know how to answer that question, or what to expect. The only way you can do something like what we’ve done is to give up on the alternative and stay singularly focused on the day and the meal directlyContinue reading “Baking pumpkin bread from scratch with mom’s recipe”