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CSA Spectacular: February 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

February’s batch of recipes highlight winter veggies, from beets and sweet potatoes to parsnips. Check it out! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Freedom Farms No Sugar Added Blueberry

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

In the February installment of Jelly of the Month Club, we check out another jelly made in the greater Pittsburgh area. Feast your eyes (and then feast your mouth) on this sugarless blueberry jam from Freedom Farms! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The California Widow

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

We return for a second installment of our latest series to present a gin and eau de vie-based delight! Check out the recipe. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: January 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

Of all the things we love about having a CSA, the coolest aspect is how it challenges you to cook new things all the time. On the third Friday of every month, we’ll be recapping what came in the CSA that month and our favorite recipe results. Enjoy the January edition! Continue reading

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A Locally Sourced Italian Dinner With Donatelli’s

Achievement: #61. Prepare Meals Sourced from 5 Local Ethnic Stores

Throughout the year, we’ll be doing more local shopping at various ethnic stores, and then making meals from what we gather. First up, we’re starting in the comfort zone with Italian cooking. We shopped at Donatelli’s in Bloomfield; check out what we made! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Strawberry Basil Jam

Achievement: #42. Jelly of the Month Club

Round two of 2015’s Jelly Of The Month Club brings us an intriguing local product — Basil Strawberry Jam from Ruk’s. What was the result? Stop in and evaluate along with us. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Free Range Cheeses

Achievement: #50. Cheese of the Month Club

Behold the power of cheese! We begin yet another ‘of the month’ club with the help of local favorite, PennMac. This month, we’re checking out samples of free-range cheeses. So click on through and see our fancy-pants charcuterie. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: September Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

September brought some of the biggest, fullest farm share boxes of the season! It was a bit of a challenge to use everything we got, but we made it work! Continue reading

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A Splendid Dinner At E2

Achievement: #33. Pittsburgh Dining Cards

When saving on dining out in the ‘Burgh meets supporting local organizations, you get the Pittsburgh City Dining Cards. And when you get the Pittsburgh City Dining Cards, you get some tasty new options for dinner for $10 off. We started our adventure with E2 in Highland Park! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: August Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

Getting back into the CSA updates, here’s our August recipe wrap-up! Continue reading

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