Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Am Grateful

So Eli is probably the only person who will know why I gave this post the title, but I wanted to let her--and everyone else reading this know--that I came across a cookbook written by the chef at Cafe Gratitude

The best part of stumbling across this recipe is the comment left by one of the reviewers about feeling so peaceful after the meal ... which is exactly why we started this blog in the first place. 

Besides, I'm getting ready to roast another hog in a couple of weeks. I figure it's time for me to stock up some karma points in the meantime by exploring vegan cuisine.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Some good (local) coffee and meat

OK, OK, I am not against local food. In fact, I really like buying from local farmers, including in the Charles Town, WV farmers market on Saturdays. I just don't pretend that I am reducing my carbon emissions by buying from them.

I like two sellers in particular, Black Dog Coffee, which is run by a coffee fanatic, and Roxley Farms, which sells the best hamburgers I have ever had.

Eat less (meat), not local?

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It's hot here in the DC region this weekend - pretty early in the season, if you ask me. So how can we contribute in the fight against Global Warming? Changing our eating habits (and discarding some earlier preconceptions) may be a bigger part of our battle kit than we thought:

It's how food is produced, not how far it is transported, that matters most for global warming.... In fact, eating less red meat and dairy can be a more effective way to lower an average U.S. household's food-related climate footprint than buying local food.
That is from a new study by Christopher Weber and Scott Matthews at Carnegie Mellon.