Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Coffee and local eggs

After two cups of coffee this morning, the caffeine kicked in. I could tell because I was fighting the urge to climb on the roof and clean out the gutters. Returning to the laborer’s drug of choice was my first sign we were off the 100-mile diet.

But not entirely. Given the option of eating cereal today, our daughter Olivia asked for eggs over easy with hash browns: her favorite local breakfast.

Our eat-local challenge is ending, but maybe yours is starting. Every time you buy a local food product you create a positive ripple in the area economy. Today’s Press-Gazette story in Business offers tips on things you can do: Scour your supermarket for local products, join a farm coop, shop farmers markets, plant a garden, take field trips to local wineries.

Let me know what you think about eating local and I'll post it on this blog.


Blogger Fire Fly said...

Congratulations on completing your 100 mile diet challenge. I've read your column about this experience regularly.

I usually am consciencious about buying and using local foods and products. But, you've encourged me to purchase and use local foods and products more often.

Also, providing the info about where to find local foods and produce was very helpful. I especially like the idea of going to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms, and bartering with neighbors to locally produced foods.

Thanks again for your commitment and spirit to do this challenge, and for sharing your experiences with the rest of us.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Fire Fly said...

The Godiva chocolate at Barnes & Noble bookstore is absolutely heavenly. They even have Godiva Chocolate Truffle cocoa mix there! You'll love a hot cup of cocoa with Godiva's chocolate mix.

Also, use Ghairadella cocoa for your baked goods this winter. You can find it at Woodman's grocery store. It's fab!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Green Bay Press-Gazette said...

Doing the challenge as a family really helped. I think there was more support and encouragement of each other when we didn't feel up to cooking sometimes. Writing a blog kept me motivated, too.
Thanks for the feedback.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Green Bay Press-Gazette said...

Also, thanks for the tips on chocolates. Those are good ideas!

4:14 PM  

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