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lisa valinsky
local food, coffee, wanderlust!
Interests: local food, gardening, tiny houses, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking
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The day before the storm of the century, Josh and I knew we had to make a snowshoe hike date. We both love snowshoeing. It reminds me of when we lived in lovely Warren, Vermont! It's a way to enjoy the everlasting winter! It's how we got engaged! So Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at The Local Food Life
Thanks Lauren! Glad to hear others go with the basic beans. And I'll keep you posted on next steps and such!
One of my favorite things is to make, sip, and savor coffee. During the summer I made a big batch of cold brew every day or two, and during the colder months we use our French press daily, often making two pots a day. When we've recently stayed with family... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Local Food Life
Maine is a pretty cool state. They've got the mountains and the coast. The local food and coffee scenes rock. And it's in New England, where I grew up in and love. Josh and Maple and I spent some time up there last weekend, visiting our good friends, exploring, and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Local Food Life
I am all about repurposing food. Josh and I love to cook and we love to eat, but hate to waste food sitting in the fridge. We always try to find ways to use up food. We make a point to look in the fridge to see what we have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The Local Food Life
For months Josh and I had wanted to visit the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Think rustic. Think day trip from New York City. Think beautiful and intentionally planned and farmy. Actually, back when we were doing our wedding planning we had looked into getting married at Stone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The Local Food Life
I am not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl. There are so many years I can think back to writing up some cliched resolutions - eat better, exercise more, write more, blah blah blah - and within a month or so, those resolutions would be out the door. They're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Local Food Life
Thank you Rachel! I'll keep you posted. :)
Happy new year, Myriam! And thanks for your sweet words. Im all about simple recipes. :)
An announcement! We are moving back to Vermont! It's a long story, and life is quite busy as I'm wrapping things up with work, packing, and spending time with friends and family. But don't worry. I'll share all the details next week. Happy weekend, friends. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at The Local Food Life
I love reading your blog because while I'm big on goals and lists, we do things differently. I find that I do well with daily to do lists, but I get bogged down by long term ones, and don't keep up. But I find what you write to be so interesting - I love learning other people's habits and goal-setting tools. So cool.
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I still can't believe it's January. But yes. Yes it is. The temperatures are mostly going to be in the 20s this week, we'll probably see more snow, and I'm currently eating hot oatmeal and sipping hot coffee. Spring and summer seem far away, but before we know it, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Local Food Life
Happy New Year, friends! Last night Josh and I went out for dinner at the Indian place where we went on our first date. It was just as delicious as we remembered, we ate a ton of food, and our waitress brought us a dish of mango sorbet topped with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at The Local Food Life
I've been following you all for a few years, and love seeing the recipes and photos the most. I love reading about your business and lives, as others have commented. And Elsie, I'd love to read more posts from you. Wishing you a happy new year full of peace, health, and goodness!
Happy New Year, Elise! Looking forward to seeing all of the new projects in 2015.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2015 on happy new year! at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Sometimes it's easy to feel like what we do is never enough. We can feel like that with exercise, or spending time with loved ones, or with what we eat. I've felt that way with local food before. I see people who cook using local food all the time, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at The Local Food Life
Aw, thank you! :)
Gah! You two are too cute! This series is adorable, but I always want MORE! :) Have a wonderful Christmas, Elise! xo
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2014 on E & e in December at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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You don't have much time. I don't have much time. We're all busier than ever, rushing to complete getting everything done on our to-do lists. Whether it's because of the holiday season's gatherings and gift shopping, the start of the school year scrambling, or working all day and commuting home,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The Local Food Life
You look so happy in your new sweater! Heart. :)
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Just read about this podcast through Elsie on A Beautiful Mess - off to download it now! Thanks for the recommendation! :)
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Yes yes! I agree. Love the clean layout, but if I was new to your blog I'd probably want to see a photo of you in the sidebar straight away. Not necessary, just a thought. I'm the same way with getting things done! Love it.
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Thanks! I'm going to be making the blog more focused, and while I imagine it'll take time for the ideas to be fully fleshed out, I cannot wait.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2014 on A Little Book of Big Ideas at The Local Food Life
Josh and I always seem to come up with ideas. Ideas to start our own businesses. Ideas we'd like to sell to others. (Do people buy ideas? Cause we've got lots!) Some are serious, like opening Chicken Scratch Books with the plan to sell my own items. Others are goofy,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at The Local Food Life
Yes to stripes and jeans (and flannel and cordoroys). :) I love hearing from others who dislike shopping. Im so with you.