Happy New Year–Get Your Garden On!

Well, 2013 has been one crazy ass year. Many wonderful highlights and several struggles, but all-in-all a good year. Like many of you, I’m hoping to make 2014 an even better year. I have several goals for the new year and here they are:

  • Finish reading at least one book a month. I used to read all the time–now I mostly nod off by 8:30. So, I will try to actually finish books.
  • Run at least one road race each month of 2014. January 1 is our first race of the year, so at least we are starting off right!
  • Find better work/life balance. I struggled with this in 2013 and I’m not sure how exactly I’ll make it work in 2014, but I’m trying.
  • Publish my children’s book about chickens.

I thought I would end 2013 with a wonderful video of two ladies from different parts of the world who have found the nurturing, nourishing aspects of urban farming. Watch the video, toast the new year, and get your garden going!

 

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A Salad a Day

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We made this salad with local produce from our farmer’s market last week!

I’ve blogged before about our Saladpalooza nights, our salads in Paris, and my daughter’s desire for her school to have a salad bar in the cafeteria (still hasn’t happened). Seems we’re all about some salad. Well, I saw a tweet this morning about Whole Foods and their new challenge to get everyone to eat a salad a day (yes, this is a tad self-serving since they have a salad bar, but still a good idea).

To promote this initiative, Whole Foods will be blogging recipes for salads every day and will commit to helping schools get salad bars in their cafeterias. Now that we have loads of fresh greens and spring vegetables in our local farmer’s markets, this is a great time to start rethinking your salads! You can read more about the Whole Foods Salad-A-Day Challenge HERE.

We have salad wraps planned for tonight and a version of our Parisian salad on tap for tomorrow! Let’s go, salad!!!

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