Day-to-day: Family Christmas Markets trip

December 2016, we took a Christmas Markets trip over the school holidays. DH had wanted to do this for years and because the kids were out of school on December 15, we had enough time before Christmas to make this trip possible. Christmas Markets are an annual tradition in Europe, street markets that celebrate the season

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My CSA Box: Fresh fish and more tomatoes

We picked up fresh halibut this weekend from Real Good Fish, as well as tomatoes from Mariquita Farms and our regular CSA box from Fifth Crow Farms. In our CSA box, we found Broccoli, Romano Green Beans, Basil, Strawberries, Raspberries, Butter Lettuce, Diva Cucumbers, Spring Onions and Summer squash. Dinners this week will be epic!

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My CSA Box: Tomatoes and more tomatoes

Our tradition, for the last three weeks, is that I bake a loaf of no-knead sourdough bread Sunday morning and we have BLTs for lunch, using bacon from the 1/2 pig we purchased from Linda’s Tasty Pork in Carmel Valley. A 9th generation Californian, Linda Ferrasci operates Rancho Chupinos, which has been in the family since 1878. In

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