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lisa valinsky
new york ny + fairfield county ct
rustic + urban | tiny house + garden dreamer
Interests: local food, gardening, tiny houses, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, walking
Recent Activity
Running farmers' markets all over Manhattan. After running my two farmers' markets for a little over six months, I found out that one of my bosses was leaving for a new job at another non-profit. She had run the Lower Manhattan markets for many years, and having eyed the postings... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at lisa valinsky
Man, it's been cold out lately. I'm looking outside the window now and it's raining. Just the kind of weather to make a big batch of soup. And since we had a bunch of soup ingredients from the farmers' market on hand, and we had recently bought a bag of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lisa valinsky
Thanks! Roasted chickpeas are delicious on their own too - try coating them with olive oil, then roasting them in the oven until theyre golden brown and crunchy - a great snack! lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Aw, thanks so much for stopping by and reading my story, Michelle. lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on My Food + Farm Story: Part Six at lisa valinsky
Elise! Thanks for sharing my Brussels sprouts recipe. So glad you're enjoying it! By the way, try roasting chickpeas by coating them in a little olive oil, sprinkling with salt and pepper, and roasting them at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes, then cranking them up to 400 til they're deliciously crispy. They make a great snack!
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Aw, thanks Angie! Thats so sweet. It was a rainy day (but so was our wedding day!), so we went out for brunch and had a low key day. lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on One Year of Marriage at lisa valinsky
Ah! Such a good Serial teaser. :) My husband and I listen to it together on car rides, and we're waiting until tomorrow when we commute an hour together. Yes yes yes! Love this work and life post. I just started a series on work + life balance today! Funny timing. Happy weekend, and yes to more time for fun and play.
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For the last month or two, I've been sharing my food + farm story. I love going back in time through my experiences in the food and farming world, and am excited to soon share some lessons I've learned and tips I have on getting into this field. But I've... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lisa valinsky
Take a step back to look at your life. I talk about living simply a lot. I love the idea of slowing down and figuring out what's most important to me. When you take a step back to determine your values, you can really see what kind of life you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lisa valinsky
Aw, thank you Ann! Youre always so sweet. And congrats on 31 years! Thats wonderful.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on One Year of Marriage at lisa valinsky
Thanks Rachel! The year truly flew. We are so excited for whats in store next and cant wait to share our adventures here. :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on One Year of Marriage at lisa valinsky
Thanks! I highly recommend it, with or without poppyseeds. I had to have a slice for breakfast today. :)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Cake at lisa valinsky
One of my all-time favorite snacks is a small bowl of whole milk, full-fat yogurt. Sometimes on its own, sometimes with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and sometimes with a sprinkle of granola and a bit of fruit. However I eat it though, I love how full-fat yogurt... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lisa valinsky
Today is our one year anniversary. Today is a rainy day, like last year's drizzly day. Which makes me happy. And nostalgic. Today we will spend the day together. Telling inside jokes. Reminiscing. Today we will go out for dinner at the restaurant where we first met nearly three years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at lisa valinsky
Okay. So seeing you're on a sweater kick, I have to plug one of my best friends, Elizabeth, who is a knitting designer. :) Happy weekend!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on around here. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Coolness! I'll watch this on my next day off. I have two skeins of yarn leftover from another project - one deep purple, one black - and I'd love to learn this striped technique to make a cowl. Thanks Elise! About to listen to yesterday's podcast too. :)
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Get A Lisa Valinsky Monthly Newsletter. I've been wanting to add something to my regular blogging, and while I've toyed with the idea of podcasting (thoughts?), I'm going to start by sharing a monthly newsletter. I want to be more helpful to you here. Get back to my roots more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at lisa valinsky
Yes! Try them again, maybe with extra chickpeas. :) lisa valinsky blog | instagram | pinterest | email
Sometimes your dream job just hits you. One summer Josh and I were at the Westport Farmers' Market and I saw a woman going between the stands and helping out at the information tent. I was curious, so I approached her, and found out that she was the market manager.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at lisa valinsky
It's Brussels sprouts season! Actually, it's been Brussels sprouts season for several weeks at least, but I wanted to wait until the tomatoes were gone from the markets. I did the same kind of thing with apples - I didn't touch one apple until the peaches were on their way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at lisa valinsky
That's just beautiful. I love how many projects you start and finish - it's quite inspirational to see. My husband and I are planning to start a small farm in the next year, so your blog has been extra motivating lately. Love seeing what you and your family are up to!
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2014 on this time, with yarn at SouleMama
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Sounds lovely, and I'm looking forward to the cowl tutorial. I've made the one you shared a few years back, but I'm planning to make one that wraps once or twice around my neck. Yes. I also get a kick out of autumn in such warm weather! We're in Connecticut these days, where we're lucky if it's in the low 50s in November. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2014 on from the weekend. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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If you've read here for a while, you'll know that one of my favorite things is going to farmers' markets. When Josh and I got planning a birthday gift for our sister-in-law, who's really into good food, I knew I had to pick up a bunch of treats for her.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at lisa valinsky
Yes! So good. After a few recommendations I started listening to it on the train last week. I had only just started and told my husband about it, and he told me to wait so we can listen to them all together. :)
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Leaving the farm to return again. After a six month internship at Hawthorne Valley Farm, I knew I needed to spend more time there. So I went back that fall to work on the farm. For a few days of work a week, I got a free room and lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at lisa valinsky