Thursday, July 22, 2010

Spac-age bugs found in the compost this morning

New bug in the compost this morning.  These Green June Beetles are so iridescent that look like they're from space.  I'll tell you, opening up the compost once a week is like watching science in action!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Using Up Those Beets

My CSA likes to give me beets.  Here's my favorite salad recipe to use up 3 cups of them at a time:


Prepare ahead --
* 3 cups cooked, diced organic beets -- chilled
* 1 cup cooked, chopped organic leeks -- chilled

Combine beets and leeks with --
* 1 cup halve-sliced grapes (green or red)
* 1 cup diced organic cucumbers
* 1 cup basil/tomato-flavored crumbled feta cheese
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* 2 tablespoons organic ground mustard seed
* 1 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste

Serve chilled.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jump in the car and go, go, go -- ways to kick the small screen habit this summer

We just got back from a mini trip to visit family in Arizona, and boy was it good to get away from video games, computers, and the TV to see some country on a road trip!

I've partnered with Milwaukee's MetroParent magazine to help to think of lots of ways you can kick the small screen habit with your kids this summer.  Read more here ...