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Sarah (Syrup and Honey)
Hampton Roads, VA
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Just dropping in to write that I'm planning to a take a few months off from blogging. I'll be focusing some other projects into which I'd like to delve more deeply...mostly food-related but also some more foreign to me. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Before I go on about how much I love my natural face wash, I want to point out that it's worth considering first whether you need to wash your face at all. Think about it: you're probably using both some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Spaghetti squash still blows my mind. Although not my favorite winter squash with regard to flavor, each year I get a kick out of baking the first one of the season to see the solid flesh transform into noodle-like strands.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Last weekend Ben and I attended an Outstanding In the Field event, held about an hour outside Charleston in McClellanville, SC. The basic idea is that you visit and tour a farm, then sit down to a dinner prepared by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Right now, we're driving back from an extended weekend in Charleston, SC visiting friends and attending an event that I'll be posting about in the next few days. I just wanted to stop in today to update you on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Aww, the last CSA of the season. Sorta sad, right? I love that this final bag represents the end of one season and the onset of another. What says summer more than a tomato? What screams fall more than a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
One of my favorite blogs is Rachel Wilkerson's, primarily because though she covers a wide range of topics, they all share a common vein in empowerment. She radiates a certain positivity that is genuine and doesn't take itself too seriously...she's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
I am so disappointed that there is only one week left in our CSA subscription! Even though I work at the farm now, I still like bringing home a beautiful bag of produce every week and sharing it with you.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Well, we're all moved in to our new place on the Shore. Between the move, a birthday party, out-of-town relatives, and Bay Days, we've had a wonderful but tiring weekend. I'm looking forward to establishing new routines this week as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
No photo of the CSA bag again this week; it's just too dark by the time I get home from work. Maybe I'll have better luck in the last two weeks of our subscription (only two weeks left - can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
On my way home from the farmer's market on Saturday, I spotted a blue crab in the street. I probably would have missed it, but at my passing he suddenly scurried a few feet away from me and menacingly raised... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Would it be too redundant to say that I once again love this week's bag? Jimmies, potatoes (Butte and Purple Majesty), bunching onions, tomatoes, green bell peppers, eggplant (Rosa Bianca), yellow squash, acorn squash, and hot peppers (Hungarian Hot Wax... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
We are so regularly exposed to messages telling us our physical appearance isn't good enough that it's become the norm to assume our size, skin, hair, etc. need improvement from commercial products. Somtimes this comes in the form of unrealistic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
This week, I don't have a photo of our CSA bag. I wish I did, because it was a colorful haul of produce: eggplant, yellow squash, bunching onions, basil, cucumbers, jimmies, and purple beauty peppers. The evening I came home... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Good news: We've found a place to rent on the Eastern Shore, at least through the end of next March. This will drastically reduce my commute without too terribly increasing Ben's, and my working hours will go from about 10... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Yellow squash is back! Plus, this is the first week with a yellow squash and zucchini combination. More tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes and onions. We served last week's zucchini (along with some field seconds I took home) with my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
I am thrilled to share with you today Syrup & Honey's first guest blogger, Bob from USVI Daily Photo. Bob's blog is a fascinating glimpse into life on the Virgin Islands and my daily photography lesson in a paragraph or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Tonight I'm drained from working in the hot sun, but I didn't want let the week slip by without sharing this week's CSA bag. So, I'll be keeping this post relatively brief. Zucchini, tomatoes (slicing and cherry), potatoes, cucumbers, red... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Instead of using a store bought antiperspirant or deodorant, with their long lists of ingredients, I use a simple homemade deodorant. Although, even if I didn't make my own, I would go for deodorant over antiperspirant - preventing the natural... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
I can't believe it's been 12 weeks already! Summer feels like it's whizzing by, which makes me a little sad. But then I think about how it's likely going to be blazing hot for another two months, and then it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
As we sort through the harvest, we set aside imperfect produce, called "seconds"...sometimes due to an unappetizing defect, but sometimes because a minor flaw is expected to grow in storage or a vegetable is mature enough that it will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
You didn't think I would let the week pass without sharing my CSA goodies, did you? It's a generous bag, too..although this photo does include a couple extra potatoes and tomatoes - slightly imperfect specimens that didn't make the cut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
The best way to prepare corn is one of those topics that elicits a wide variety of opinions, and often passionately so. The debate is comical to me, though, because it is (fortunately) unnecessary - this quintessentially summer vegetable is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Earlier this year, David Lebovitz wrote a beautiful post on French napkins - humorous and a smidge sentimental, it's a good read. In it, he writes about both the practical and symbolic significance of the cloth napkin. Practical because it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Syrup & Honey
Nothing new in this week's bag. And it looks a little puny in comparison to previous weeks, doesn't it? Actually, this haul was more of what I was expecting from the beginning, in terms of size. I'm also not surprised... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Syrup & Honey