Category Archives: Localism

Coffee CSA

As I mentioned in the last post, we recently signed up for the North River Roasters “CSCR” – community-supported coffee roasting.  Basically, we now get coffee on a CSA subscription model. NRR is a local social venture in Poughkeepsie that will eventually … Continue reading

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Local Culture – Yogurt

(rimshot) We went on a trip to our local health food store the other day to take advantage of their bulk beans and spices.  Buying staples in bulk lets you avoid excess packaging and is therefore often cheaper than branded goods. … Continue reading

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DIY Calendula Oil

A few weeks ago, our little guy got a rash all over his body. It wasn’t bothering him (it definitely bothered us!) and his pediatrician suggested it was a viral and it would go away with time. He also suggested … Continue reading

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Lamp.

Floor lamp, actually.  For some time, we’ve needed a floor lamp to replace a duct-taped-together piece of junk that serves as the primary light source in our office since we moved in.  Yesterday, I  happened to  see a tweet from our … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

It doesn’t seem like there anything about bread that should make it difficult to get farm-to-table local bread around here.  And yet. We’ve purchased a couple of loaves from local bakeries – the most recent being a loaf of tasty whole … Continue reading

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The Price of Sweet

Within the first five pages of Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon’s locavore memoir, Plenty, there’s a rueful exchange about what the authors will do without sugar where they unconvincingly telling each other they’ll just use honey.  Though we’re not planning to … Continue reading

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What’s There to Eat?

The most obvious place to start for figuring out the rules of our localism challenge is food.  First, there are plenty of resources out there about how to maintain a locavore diet.  Second, the Hudson Valley is flush with local agriculture. … Continue reading

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Repurposing

After a few failed attempts at jump-starting this site as a home renovation blog, we’ve decided it’s time to move on to something different. While we’re still doing a lot of work on the house, much of that work is … Continue reading

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