March 28, 2011

weekend bits.

Why did the Duck cross the playground? Answer: To get to the other slide.

I read this in a Vermont grocery store during a trip last month and it stuck. Actually shopping in the grocery stores in Vermont made me think about food in a different way, it made me question where my food comes from and what does it stands for. I'm so happy that we've been making an effort to buy more local ever since, it really feels great supporting small farms rather than the big factory farms.

My mom also recently gave me a great cookbook and so far i've made two delicious recipes, Moroccan meatballs with couscous and Thai mango chicken with vegetables. Both were complete hits with the family, healthy and delicious, love that.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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Duckies and eggs in hand


















Heart Smart Book

24 comments:

  1. Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
    Best wishes
    Jonas

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  2. this looks amazing....especially the ducks. happy cooking!

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  3. beautiful! i love the muscovies they are beautiful ducks( although most peopl think their the opposite). buying local and even directly from the farmer is a great way to feel better about what you are eating. small local farmers market are the best way to get to know you food source and if you befriend them you can get even fresh greens and such in the winter time!

    i will be moving to vermont, feel free to come by for some eggs!

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  4. how sweet! I used to have pet ducks growing up :)

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  5. I love the photos!! Will you post the recipe for the Moroccan meatballs with couscous...sounds divine!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  6. i love the idea of getting my food from a local farm! i will have to introduce that into my lifestyle for sure! thank you for sharing this story and your amazing pictures! xo

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  7. I love these photos! I have chickens and its so nice to have fresh eggs every day and know exactly where they are from. More and more the store by my house is featuring where they got their produce and I think its great!

    just found your blog, I love it :)

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  8. Nothing beats a farm fresh egg. Except a whisk or a fork, of course...but you know what I mean : ) Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Bonjour mon amie! Your photos are lovely! Like you, I make an effort not to eat processed foods and stick to yummy whole foods. If you have access to Aussie cookbooks, Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion, is great. She cooks lots of tasty meals from the garden and has implemented heaps of educational programs here with kids.

    Enjoy holding down the fort while your hubby is away! I'll be doing the same in a couple of weeks and will be expecting a nice bottle of red too!!

    I'm living wedding drama over here trying to find a venue!! No luck yet :) Fingers crossed I'm lucky over the next couple of weeks.

    xo

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  10. i'm all about local. love!! what a sweet weekend you had. great photos as per usual. and that cookbook? looks fantastic. i'm going to look it up!
    j.

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  11. Love your blog - thanks for stopping by mine! I can't wait to read yours on a daily basis now xoxo

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  12. I started buying local without thinking about it...just didn't want mass-produced food, and wanted good quality items. So I completely agree with you on your stance on local food purchasing.

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  13. Local is great! We've been changing a lot about our grocery choices lately too, it's so shocking once you start looking into where your food is coming from! xo

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  14. I definitely support the local food movement and wish it would become more popular everywhere!

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  15. Hi sweet friend...this cookbook does look amazing...lately I have been on a cookbook craze...I read them like novels! I must look this one up. Lovely images...are those your sweet ducks? They are adorable. Hugs and happy week to you. xoxoxo

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  16. we could learn a lot from those wise ducks hey?! all fun, all the time...sounds like a plan. i have always dreamed to visit Vermont; ever since i was little and watched Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye dance it up in White Christmas. i bet it's so lovely there, are they particularly conscious of their food choices? i love how you've brought this sort of awareness up and i'm attempting to make healthier meals from where the fields and farm friends roam free.

    this cookbook looks good too, Sean recently had a high cholesterol count, he's such a friggin' meatarian..i'm working on him though! thanks for the photo share, your photography always takes my breath away. happy almost weekend! xo ♥

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  17. Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
    Nadia, maybe you and I will be neighbours in Vermont one day.. I dream of having my own little farm there someday - and I will only buy my eggs from you :)
    Koralee, it's such a great cookbook! And the duckies aren't mine, we visited them at a farm.
    Holly! I can't wait to hear about the wedding planning mon amie :) And thank you for the recommendation, this cookbook sounds right up my alley!

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  18. These photos are beautiful! So is the rest of your blog : )

    I'm trying to be more aware of where my food comes from too, and buy local when possible...especially eggs + meat! That cookbook sounds so good.

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  19. Your blog brings such a good awareness to our surroundings and that is so good to see. Thank you and please do post more about that moroccan meatballs? It sounded delicious. xoxo!

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  20. och this is so lovely, i like it! :)

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  21. What a great set of photos. So natural and it feels like the country side :)

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