Bye-Bye Birdie—a Suburan Chicken Story

October 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Grow, Suburban Chicken

Bye-Bye Birdie—a Suburan Chicken Story

Our three baby chicks were a ‘welcome to summer’ gift for my boys on the last day of school. We needed something worthwhile to keep us occupied over the summer. We couldn’t afford expensive theme park passes or summer camps. Instead, we invested in heat lamps and brooders and found books on chicken-raising at the […]

Suzie’s Harvest

October 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Culinary Creative, Grow

Suzie's Harvest

A week ago, we took our Yoga Teacher Training to Suzie’s Organic Farm. Some 20 of us descended upon their 70 acres in the Tijuana River Valley where we were like bees to honey ~ Yogis abuzz in fields of bliss, busying ourselves in the bountiful, ambrosial bloom. We began with Surya Namaskar, saluting the Sun as […]

Suburban Chickens

September 19th, 2011  |  by  |  published in From the Garden, Grow, Suburban Chicken

Suburban Chickens

I grew up in North Dakota and Montana and always felt I didn’t belong there. I was too cosmopolitan, too much like my German-bred mother in my appreciation for side-walk café’s and a closet full of pretty clothes to relate to the cowboys and ranchers I lived with who smelled like leather and tobacco, dirt […]

6-minute Eggs

June 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Feature, Grow, Recipes

6-minute Eggs

We just received our CSA box yesterday from Suzie’s Farm and inside were a couple of surprises. Firstly, garlic. I can not wait to tear into those heavenly cloves. Secondly were the onion sprouts. I never know what to do with sprouts so I just kind of throw them on everything until they’re gone. Well, […]

Suzie’s Farm

April 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Grow

Suzie's Farm

Last year we decided to get on board with the CSA program at Suzie’s Farm, and we have been absolutely delighted with the quality and selection of fresh veggies and fruits. When I was a kid on the farm, my family always ate seasonal foods (that we grew) and so I’m pretty pleased to be […]