How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

How to Pressure Cook an Old Laying Hen

One of the hardest parts about keeping laying hens is the act of culling them. Hands down. No matter how intentionally we began on this path of keeping chickens or how many times we think about or talk about the process, it just doesn't get any easier. I know I have said this before, but I do believe that this…
Local Perspective – Books Worth Reading

Local Perspective – Books Worth Reading

I am very excited to introduce you to Tatiana from Mama Philosopher today! Tatiana is a passionate educator, mother, homesteader and local food advocate! She firmly believes that we can all "figure out (our) truth and (live) it", which is a statement I deeply resonate with and is a part of this whole adventure in local eating! Tatiana's gentle nature…
Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Two ::: Sow Some Seeds

Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week Two ::: Sow Some Seeds

Welcome to our second Local Bite Mini Challenge! Your challenge this week is to sow some seeds!  Whether you live in an apartment or have acres to plant out, this is the week to push a few seeds into soil and get started on this seasons growing!  Then, come back here and comment (or join the conversation in our Facebook…
Sowing Seeds – Inspirations, Ideas & Resources

Sowing Seeds – Inspirations, Ideas & Resources

Whether you are living in an apartment or living on acres of land, it is possible to grow at least some of your own food...all it takes is the simple act of sowing seeds! Now, a couple of years ago, I have to admit, I was a little nervous to get started with the whole process of sowing seeds and…
Local Bite – Week One Reflection

Local Bite – Week One Reflection

This first week of our Local Bite Challenge has been filled with good food, moments of panic and more reflection on our food systems and our personal habits than I anticipated. Oh, and headaches. The literal headaches. We can talk about headaches in a bit, but first, let's talk about grains for a little bit though, shall we? First, my…
Raw Milk Recipes & Resources

Raw Milk Recipes & Resources

Without getting into the politics and polarized perspectives about the benefits and dangers of raw milk, I thought it would be fun to pull together a few recipes and resources to share with you all in honor of having our very own local dairy as well as eating locally and all of the new research and recipes that result from sourcing our…
Blue Corn Posole

Blue Corn Posole

Posole is a staple here in New Mexico. It's one of those things that I've eaten ever since I can remember. It's also one of those things that, until now, I've never made myself. I know, I know. But now, yes, I've officially purchased my very own blue corn posole and thrown it into a pot for the very first…
Local Perspective – My Healthy Green Family

Local Perspective – My Healthy Green Family

I am very pleased to introduce you all to Leona from My Healthy Green Family as our local perspective of the day! Leona is an incredibly inspirational woman who is producing a phenomenal amount of her family's food on just two acres of land! Her post Raising Our Own Food in a Food-Dependent Society outlines the importance of knowing where…
Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week One ::: One Item

Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week One ::: One Item

Welcome to our Local Bite Mini Challenges! Your challenge this week is to pick one new-to-you, locally grown item from the Farmers Market, local Co-op, road-side stand or UPick Farm and enjoy it however you see fit!  Then, come back here and comment (or join the conversation in our Facebook group), letting us know what item you picked and how…
Local Bite Challenge – Kick Off

Local Bite Challenge – Kick Off

Welcome to the kick off of the Local Bite Challenge! This challenge has been many months in the making and I hope that you are as excited about it as I am! Let's dive right in, shall we? New Mexicans currently spend less than one percent of all cash receipts for food on local food. More than 99% of cash…