Tagged "2011-9"

Farm Hopping: Meat & Cheese at Nature's Harmony Farm

Cows Grazing at Nature's Harmony

It’s hard to believe the trip to Georgia was almost six months ago. Now that fall has officially arrived springtime seems long ago and far away.

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Into the Void

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Two weeks ago, I had a meeting with my boss. In one of those chilling moments you might have played out in your head when someone mentioned a “double dip”, he told me that “x brand” I direct is downsizing and can’t afford to have me anymore. Then a huge grin broke out on his face as he told me not to worry because, guess what?! There was a new job all lined up for me. The company that owns the small young designer label I direct(ed) also owns a massive Target-like brand that was just launched in Australia. The same senior director position there was open for me to take - take or be out o

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Sweet & Smoky Bacon-Onion Marmalade

I love a good, classic burger. High quality grassfed meat should be able to stand on its own. But sometimes I like to get creative. Sauteing some maitake mushrooms, adding bacon strips and BBQ sauce, throwing on some grilled chile peppers. You name it, I've probably tried it. My newest creation, however, trumps them all. Sweet & Smoky Bacon-Onion Marmalade. It’s hard to describe how good this stuff is. When one of my friends tried it for the first time last night it was one of the best culinary experiences in my life. He took a heaping spoonful, chewed slowly and swallowed. His face went momentarily blank and then, all of the sudden, he lit up in a huge smile and exclaimed, “That was the best bite of anything I’ve had in my entire life!”. We all started laughing and I knew it was really as good as I thought it was. 

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Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower

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What do you put on your body every day? By the time I’ve finished my morning routine I’ve used shampoo, conditioner, soap, facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen for my face, and body oil for my body. Somehow, it took me close to a year before I started wondering what the heck was actually in those bottles in my shower. Isn't it odd that we’ve become so conscious of what we put inside our bodies, and somehow managed not to give any thought about what we were putting on them? 

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When Old Texts Go Bad. The Cow: Dairy Husbandry and Cattle Breeding

The Cow: Dairy Husbandry and Cattle Breeding by M.M. Milburn

I mentioned previously that I've been reading a lot of old farming books. This past weekend I came across an example of "old texts gone bad", as I like to say. These are instances where clearly the author's day and age got the better of his beliefs. I always wonder what madness we believe in today that will be ridiculed in the future, but for now I'll just do my best to avoid the madness of years gone by.

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