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Recipe: Best. Breakfast. Ever.

The first time I had strata I was in a vacation house with close friends and hungover. I had no idea what I was in for. When I dug into the rich, comforty goodness, I knew I had come home, my perfect brunch food had been found. Like a warm fuzzy blanket that reaches in and […]

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Recipe: Hearty Beet Gazpacho

Adapted From Martha Rose Shulman, NYT Cooking Serves 6 (1st course) INGREDIENTS 2 slices red or white onion 1 large beet (about 6 ounces), roasted 1 small (6 ounces) cucumber or 1/2 long European cucumber* and coarsely chopped 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, quartered 2 sticks celery, coarsely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, still in skin 1 slice of good, hearty bread, cubed 1 tablespoons sherry vinegar, plus a little extra for the onion […]

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Recipe: Your Daily Bread

Adapted from “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007). Discover more wonderful bread and pizza recipes by them at Breadin5.com 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 6 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour, more for dusting dough Cornmeal (optional) 1.  In a large bowl […]

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We Are Home

“Where do you live?” Simple question, right? Living on the road, we hear that question all the time but it’s complicated. In the beginning of our Big Adventure, we didn’t really know how to answer. We’d say: “We used to own a home just outside of LA.” Or:  “We live in an RV as we travel […]

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A New York State of Mind

I know I left off writing about our time in Vermont but I just don’t know where to start telling the story of our time at Root ‘n Roost Farm in White Sulphur Springs, NY. Slaughtering chickens? Chasing piglets? Building fences? Cheech and Chong? Yo-Yo Ma? Hands down, the best part of our stay were […]

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TMI: Our First Days in Ecuador

We landed in the port metropolis of Guayaquil on a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. We’d heard many, many warnings against driving in Ecuador: the local drivers were insane; the roads were in terrible shape; accurate highway maps did not exist; and, pedestrians – human and four-footed alike – had a habit of walking the center […]

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Earthship Amazing

Never seen an Earthship? Prepare yourself to be amazed. Michael Reynolds began designing “radically sustainable” homes in a community just outside of Taos in 1971. Since then, his innovative, self-sufficient whimsically designed Earthships have cropped up around the world. Not only does the Earthship model find five ways to re-use captured rainwater, it utilizes both the sun […]

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Hide or Go Seek

Upon returning from our year-long cross-country expedition to learn firsthand about living more sustainably, the most commonly asked question has been, “Did you get what you wanted out of the trip?” My answer is yes, absolutely. We sheared sheep and herded goats and cows and hogs and chickens. I learned to drive a tractor, till […]

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GoodFooting in Vermont

After Maine, we went to Herkimer’s Hill Farm in Cabot, Vermont. Mark Christensen & Jen Boucher and their son, Blue, live in a spacious 2-story log cabin towards the rear of the family farm there. As we drove down the long driveway, we were first greeted by Jen’s mother, Judy, their two dogs and a […]

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Where Does Our Food Come From: Part II

IN THE BEGINNING The Bible claims that Cain killed Abel because he was jealous of God’s favor with his brother’s blood sacrifice. Cain, a farmer, made an offering of grain, while Abel, a shepherd, sacrificed a lamb. Why God preferred one gift over the other is uncertain, but, if we consider this story to be […]

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