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Ted Danson’s new book Oceana (Recipes: fish & scallops)

Scallops, Fiddlehead Ferns & Pasta

Today I heard an interview with Ted Danson, talking about his new book Oceana. He talked about fishing and seafood, which I’ve been eating more of lately. I also included my thoughts on preparing fish.

Thyme in the Country

I love living in the city, but sometimes it’s great to get out and see some green! If you are interested in taking a vacation to the country, we definitely recommend Thyme in the Country Bed & Breakfast. If not, you might still enjoy the photos and some eco-friendly inspiration.

Getting Back into Meal Planning

The last few months I haven’t done much meal planning because we started eating mostly from the farmer’s market and I was trying to cook with whatever was available and not follow recipes. Now that there is a lot more variety, I think meal planning is going to be necessary again. Here’s this week’s plan.

Peak-Season Map

If, like me, you’re still pretty new to eating local and seasonal foods you might be wondering what is in season at any given time in your area. Here’s a great resource to help you find out.

Welcoming Asparagus

For the past few weeks we’ve been looking for asparagus at the farmer’s market. It started to poke out of the ground but then it got colder again. Well, the last couple days have been darn hot and local asparagus is available! If you’re thinking to yourself, “I see asparagus in the grocery store all the time, what’s the big deal?” then read on.

Find Good Food

For those days when you just can’t face cooking, here’s a great resource: The Eat Well Guide to local, sustainable and organic food. Enter your zip code and see local results for bakers, butchers, coffee shops, restaurants, wineries and more.