(Closed) Boredom sets in…so, what’s for lunch, bees?!

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Post # 17
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Honey bee

I just ate breakfast.

2 eggs, 2 whites, tomatoes and leftover grilled zuchinni all topped with a spicy creole seasoning!

I am heading to Williams Sonoma soon to spend a gift card. Anyone use them for their registry?

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been sampling the cookies I’m baking this morning but will probably eat my leftover pizza too.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sadly, just a Lean Cuisine Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@jayelcee85: Community Supported Agriculture.  Basically, you buy a share in a farm during the winter, when farmers really need the help supporting themselves and buying seeds for next season, and then when the harvest season begins you get richly rewarded 🙂  We get a half-bushel box each Thursday.  You get a portion of whatever the farm harvests, so it’s kind of a surprise what comes in the box each week.  Our season started the first week in June and so far we’re getting lots of fabulous lettuces and mesclun greens, plus some braising greens, bok choy, and kohlrabi.

Here’s an example of one week’s share (I haven’t taken any yet this year, but this was from June last year):

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Forgot to pack a lunch, too, so gonna grab something while I grocery shop on my lunch today. Probably a deli sammy or cup of soup. Whatever looks good! Y’all are making me hungry though!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@lefeymw: Oh, yum–that sounds like an awesome breakfast!  We’re registered at WS, too; it’s one of my very favorite stores…

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Honey bee

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@BunnyBrideToBe: We actually didnt register there, just a gift card. Wish I did.

What did you register for that you can’t wait for? Did you have a good experience there? Or did you do it online. Why did you choose WS?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@BunnyBrideToBe: I’m doing a CSA too!  🙂  Last week I made a swiss chard salad because we were out of lettuce… it was great!

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@jayelcee85: I have some photos up of my CSA boxes this year: http://www.myfruitfulgarden.wordpress.com

Lunch today was completely random: arugula salad, 2 hot dogs (no buns), and a little bit of leftover rice from last week.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Leftover Pancake puppies from Denny’s last night.Oh and my unfinished pancakes too

Yay for doggie bags!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@BunnyBrideToBe: That’s awesome.  I would really love to do that, is there a main website that a person interested can start at?  Would you mind sharing the approximate cost?

ETA: I found this site, I think it’s the correct one:

http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@lefeymw: I registered for my everyday dishes there, and my stemware, and my All Clad, and some quilted cases to store the china that we registered for (though the china itself is at a different store).  I’ve had a good experience so far, definitely–nothing’s been discontinued, staff has been helpful, and guests seem to like it.  We registered in store but I’m maintaining it online and that’s been super easy.  Of course, it helps that their products (style and color) really fit my personal taste!

I’ve always loved WS since their products are high-quality and the experience of shopping there is enjoyable.  If something breaks, I know they’ll stand by it and replace or repair at their own expense, and I love knowing that I have that security.  While I was registering in the store, a woman brought her old Le Creuset stoneware in (it was 40 years old) and she had broken it by being an idiot, but the store was still going to help her out and replace it.  I was annoyed at the woman (I think she was really pushing it as far as being honest about returning something goes) but I was really impressed with how WS was handling the situation.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m so bad….chips and dip.  Frown  I can eat a whole can a day. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@Mrs.Firefly1: We pay $400 for our summer share–we start the first week in June and go through Thanksgiving.  This is half a real share, since 30lbs of veg every week is too much even for me!

It’s all about finding a local farm, so I would start at http://www.localharvest.org/csa/ to find a farm near you that offers a CSA.  Good luck!  Some farms stop offering shares once the harvest starts but others keep offering them year round.  It all depends on where you are.

If you’re near a farmer’s market, you can also ask around at your favorite stands to see what others recommend.

We use Siena Farms in Massachusetts and pick up right at the farm (since we live in the ‘burbs); they also have pickup sites in Boston and Cambridge.  We love them!

We subscribed to the Park Slope CSA when we lived in Brooklyn and had a good experience with them, but Siena’s produce is SO much better.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I can’t believe you get asparagus–lucky!  Love the photos; your CSA looks awesome!

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i just had hummus with wheat thins and i’ll heat up my lunch later. there is a consignment shop down the street with high end clothes (yessss) and i’m going there on my lunch to find a belt. so i needed some fuel for my lunch time clothing browsing. wooooooo!

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