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The Start of the Winter CSA

Yesterday was the first day of the Winter CSA.  I excitedly, and a bit nervously, picked it up and brought it home.  Picking up this box means that I now have a hefty goal upon my shoulders: to use up and learn to cook with ALL the contents of this box.

Here’s what I found:  The first half was a bushel of parsley, a bag of turnip greens, an acorn squash, 2 baby bok choy, and a garlic bulb hiding behind the squash.

The rest of the box holds 4 leek shoots, and a variety of potatoes, carrots, onions and beets.

To help me learn how to use all of these veggies and to help track the good recipes I find, I’ll be using the ingredient page that I made once upon a time under the Real Foods Page.  For dinner last night, I used the leeks and made a chicken and leek cheese bake.  YUMMY!  I ate over half of it myself.  I’ll get the recipe up soon.  And of course, update the ingredients page eventually.  🙂  Big dreams but only so much time in a day, right?  In the mean time, I got to go to work.

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A Sunday Walk In the Autumn

Xan’s camera is old.  Like back from ’03.  Mine is decent but the battery life is about one minute before the camera rejects the brand new batteries and shuts off.  We decided we needed a new one.  We splurged and got ourselves a fairly early Christmas present in time to capture Ithaca in the Autumn!

We’ve done this walk before many times.  I posted pictures from our Spring walk here.

There’s a turtle in the shot above.

I’m turning into my dad.  Most of the close-up nature shots… mine.

We also were a bit adventurous with my hair today.  I had washed it and left it down, and we tried out a few head flicks.  More like major hair swings, I think.

The one above makes me look like I’m powering my hair forward.

These are the shots that turned out the best.  We have MANY that didn’t turn out well that I’ll leave behind.  🙂

I like the one above.  My hair looks like a flower.

Xan’s favorite is the one above.  He says he likes the lighting.

Here’s my photo shopped one.

If I’m going to have long hair… I’m going to enjoy it.

Let’s not forget some photos of Xan!

I LOVE walking through Sapsucker Woods and LOVE that the trail is less than 5 minutes from our front door.  Makes me want to go running more often.  I haven’t been for a while and had forgotten how beautiful and peaceful it is.  I better enjoy it before the trail is covered in snow, ice, and/or slush!

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Sunday afternoon in Sapsucker Woods

I finally remembered to call about our internet problems and they’re fixed! That means I can now upload all the photos I’ve been wanting to blog about but couldn’t get into the posts. 🙂

Xan and I live on the border of Sapsucker Woods. Two Sundays ago, we went out for a nice walk to enjoy the sunshine.

This photo Xan took at school. Apparently, every year the engineer students build a dragon.

I’d write more but I have to run to work. More photos to come!

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