Buying Beef in Bulk

We are meat eaters around here, and one of the ways we ensure that our family eats quality meat at an affordable price is to buy it in bulk from farmers we trust.  I'll be the first to admit that 100% grass fed beef is not a high priority for me.  We purchased a quarter of 100% grass fed beef once, and the taste and texture simply wasn't worth the price.  For us.  Don't … [Read more...]

Real Food From the Source

One very fun and inexpensive way to buy real food is to source it straight from the farmer. Mid-Friday morning I was lazing in my jammies, scrolling through email, when I saw an exciting message from a friend who is expecting her first baby in a few short months.  This friend has been after me to visit her community so she could give me a tour of local produce farms and … [Read more...]

Do Not Fear the Apple

Last night I bought conventional gala apples at WalMart.  Yes, I'm sure they're covered in pesticides.  No, I do not care.  Well, not enough, anyway.   I do care about my food.  I care enough to buy a share in our local CSA program and coordinate our local Azure drop.   I care enough to spend a little more to buy frozen organic berries throughout the year and grow peppers … [Read more...]

Real(er) Food Soda Alternative

It nearly pained me to type "soda" up there, because it's POP, people.  POP.  ;) May completely got away from me, but I'm clawing my way back to writing before June escapes, too!  Here's a Keeping it Real review if you wish. I don't know too many people who don't enjoy a little fizz every now and again, myself included.  (Serve it up with some Sonic ice, and I'm your … [Read more...]

Real Food: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Ready for a post with photos of groceries that directly contradict the message in the post?  Okay, then.  Here we go!  ;) Oftentimes when talking about changing eating habits, I'll hear people say, "I just can't help myself!" I get that.  There are all sorts of foods and drinks that I may mindlessly eat or really enjoy eating if it's in front of me.  I've also found … [Read more...]