Tag Archives: CSA


November 29, 2012

Filed Under : EAT

Let’s talk CSA.  Are you a member?  All I know is that every other Tuesday, when I wake up in the morning, it’s like Christmas.  There’s a box on my doorstep filled with a plethora of mystery goodies and I’m giddy like a 15-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber concert.  Actually not gonna lie, I would be giddy at a Biebs concert.  WHO WOULDN’T?  So it’s Tuesday morning and here’s what I’m thinking: What will be inside the box this time?  What recipes will I make with it?  How many items can I properly identify?  Kyle, will you go outside and get the box this time because my feet are cold?

It’s all so exciting!  I love my CSA program because they deliver it to me in the middle of the night.  I don’t have to go to anywhere to pick it up.  Some may call that lazy, others may call it genius.  Either way, I’m getting a box o’ veggies & fruit every other week and it’s changing my life.  Here’s why:

+ The veggies/fruit are all organic and from local farms.

+ The produce is always seasonal.  Right now, I’m getting lots of squash, apples, and greens.

+ It’s fairly cheap.  I pay $25 for a small mixed box (that includes delivery) and it comes every other week.  I easily spend that much on produce every week so ehhh not too bad?

+ It’s a LOT of stuff for 2 people.  We pretty much gorge ourselves (Kyle and I) on healthy foods for the week that we get it.  We’re talking veggie-centric meals every night and then a fruit cobbler for dessert.  On the weeks we don’t get the box, I’m not going to tell you the crap we eat but it may rhyme with braft lacaroni & schmeese.

+ It really pushes me to try new foods and new recipes, which I love!  For example, there is an acorn squash in the box I got this week and I can’t wait to make this with it.

My CSA program is called Farm Fresh to You and I have nothing but praise for them.  If you’re in the LA or Southern California area, I would highly recommend.  DO IT.

BRB, going to eat 5 pears.

11 Goals for 2011

January 20, 2011

Filed Under : MY LIFE

  1. Edit my closet: I recently took inventory of my clothes and I have 10 t-shirts with holes in them, all of which I wear on a daily basis.  Those need to be gone immediately.  In their place, I want classic items that will take me from season to season, i.e. a well-tailored black blazer, an all-occasion LBD, tees that cost more than $5.99 a piece.
  2. Sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Several of my friends are enrolled in the CSA program and I’ve been dying to join as well.
  3. Dedicate more time to my blog: I. Love. Blogging.  But I also have a full-time job.  Sometimes I get home from work and just VEG OUT.  I’m going to quit vegging and start putting more time into my (slightly neglected) child, m’blog!
  4. Drive less: I spend way too much time driving.  I need to live closer to work…
  5. Read one classic book a month: In college, I would take English literature classes for fun. I know, who does that?  I miss reading good classics though, so I’m going to start with this one.
  6. Try recipes out of my comfort zone: When cooking, I tend to stick to recipes that I won’t F up.  This year, I want to spread my wings in the kitchen.  Perhaps with a chocolate souffle?
  7. Take an online photography class: Photography is one of my favorite hobbies but I definitely don’t have the technical skills needed to take really great photos.  Thus, I must take a class.
  8. Make coffee with a french press: I never knew that making coffee could be such a sexy undertaking until I saw this video.  Now all I want to do is buy a french press.  And have my boyfriend make me coffee with it.
  9. Attend music festivals: I’m going to start with Coachella, then possibly move on to Bonnaroo?
  10. Pay it forward: I just want to pass around lots of love and smiles this year, especially because so much love and smiles have been passed on to me.
  11. Start a book: I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I want to write a book.  It’s always been a goal of mine but this year, I’m going to start!  Trust me, it’s not going to be literary genius.  I’m leaning more towards the fantasy fiction persuasion, perhaps in the young adult section?  No??  I’ve got all sorts of ideas swirling around in m’little brain and I can’t wait to write them all down.