Learning To Love The Salad

Today I’m starting this blog post with a confession … I’ve never really been a “salad person.” Sure, I’ve always enjoyed the “soggy salad” one often gets at local Italian restaurants, but I grew up on them (and really, what’s not to love?). And now that I think about it, I do tend to eat […]

Our First CSA Share of the Season

Yesterday, I picked up our first Fair Shares CCSA share of the season; call me silly, but it was an exciting moment for me! Fair Shares is a combined CSA. What is a CSA, you ask? CSA stands for community-supported agriculture. In a traditional CSA, subscribers buy “shares” to one local farm in advance to […]

Celebrating Spring with Local Food and Brew

Last Sunday, The Chef and I piled into a minivan with two of my fellow Slow Food St. Louis co-leaders and their spouses and headed to Columbia, MO, for Slow Food Katy Trail and Broadway Brewery’s “Early-Spring Dinner and Beer Tasting,” a celebration of local spring foods to benefit Slow Food Katy Trail’s Slow Food-in-Schools […]

Month Two of Healthy Eating: Successes, Near Misses, and Lessons Learned

Yesterday marked the end of The Chef and my’s second month of healthy eating, a month in which we had some successes, some near misses, and in which we learned some new lessons. So, without further ado, I present to you our … Successes:  This month I lost 8 pounds and The Chef lost an […]

Going Greek: Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

Located in Southern Europe, nestled between Albania and Turkey and bordering the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas, sits Greece, a beautiful peninsular country with an archipelago of about 2,000 islands. Greece is home to an array of inspiring cultural experiences, and while I haven’t yet traveled there myself, I’m fairly certain my favorite cultural experience […]

Obesity Benefits? Not So Fast

When I’m not blogging (or cooking or volunteering for Slow Food St. Louis or hanging out with friends and family … well, you get the picture), I’m working at my “real job” as a product manager at Elsevier. One of the things I love about my job is the fact that I’m continually surrounded by […]