Lately, I’ve been super busy and not blogging a ton. Part of this reason is that I’m working on a new book, centering around food and sustainability. I’ll be able to announce it officially soon, and will release some of the beautiful images. Recently, I attended the IACP conference in Chicago with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. She and I did a two book signings, one of which was at CrossFit 321 in downtown Chicago. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the gym and the energy of both the owners and the crowd.
Of course, we also ate incredible food on our trip. My absolute favorite meal was at Senza, which is a gluten free restaurant. Michelle and I opted for the five course tasting menu, but half way through, we considered upgrading to the longer nine course. I would have been thrilled to eat there again the very next night, but we had other plans. I highly recommend you check it out, even if you’re not gluten free. It was memorable.
Back home, we’ve been busy working on the farm. The weather has been particularly bad this season. Normally by this time, we’ve got the greenhouse running with seedlings and the fields are covered with compost, getting ready to be planted out. Because of the freezing temperatures, all of these projects have been put on hold. Our energy has been focused on the barn which is a very lively place right now. We have 18 new lambs bouncing around, and we also expect a few goat kids within the next month or so. Baby season is here!
For my local friends, the farm is selling veggie shares, meat shares and egg shares now. Sign up here. We’re also selling Easter Hams. They’re smoked with no nitrates and a nice, manageable size, ranging from 2lbs to 4lbs. Sorry, we don’t ship. Local folks only. Email the farm at email@example.com if you’re interested.
We’re also in the process of putting up a new greenhouse, up the street at our satellite location. It’s nearly 100 feet long and about 30 feet long. This year, it will be full of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Upcoming Farm event:
Brian Donahue, environmental historian and farmer will present “A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing, Thriving Communities.” Donahue is Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University and author of The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord and Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town. He co-founded and for 12 years directed Land’s Sake, a nonprofit community farm in Weston, MA. In his talk Donahue shares a bold vision that calls for our region to build the capacity to produce at least 50% of its food by 2060. As part of our education mission, we are excited to be hosting this event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
While that event is happening, I’ll be doing a book signing in Austin, Texas as part of PaleoFX. We will be filming Brian’s talk, and it will be broadcasted on CCTV. Stay tuned for air times, and if we can post it online, I’ll link to the post.
PaleoFX Friday, April 11, 2014 to Sunday, April 13, 2014. I’ll be on a panel about sustainability and doing a cooking demo too. Registration information here. Also, I wrote a blog post for the event, read it here.
Thursday, April 10th. Joint book signing at the Barns & Noble in Austin, Texas with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo, Melissa Joulwan of Well Fed and Well Fed 2, and Arsy Vartanian of The Paleo Slow Cooker and The Paleo Foodie Cookbook. This is going to be a big event! Sign up here
About Arsy’s The Paleo Foodie Cookbook:
Arsy Vartanian, Paleo Foodie and author of the bestselling cookbookThe Paleo Slow Cooker, is ready to share only the best of the best Paleo recipes that’ll have your mouth watering. Arsy’s delicious and nutritious recipes range from modern twists on traditional dishes to a wide range of ethnic influences from both her Armenian background and her culinary curiosity. Jam-packed with recipes that don’t skimp on nutrition or taste, The Paleo Foodie Cookbook is your one-stop destination for delicious Paleo fare.
About Diana’s Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go:
Lunch and breakfast are often the hardest meals to eat without busting your Paleo, gluten-free diet, especially when most recipes call for gluten, processed oils, sliced bread or sandwich buns. Diana Rodgers, a nutritional therapist and Paleo community activist, solves the problem with 100 easy and delicious packable meals without bread. From lettuce-wrap sandwiches to egg muffins to creative uses for toothpicks and packaging, she takes the confusion out of how to make hand-friendly and fast Paleo meals.
About Melissa’s Well Fed 2
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is the follow-up to the deliciously popular Well Fed—by “The Clothes Make The Girl” blogger Melissa Joulwan—and it’s packed with even more internationally-inspired recipes, mouth-watering photos, and easy meal ideas. All 200 recipes and Quick Meal ideas in Well Fed 2 are made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, and alcohol—without sacrificing fun and flavor. The recipes are easy to prepare and were tested extensively so they work every time—and so you don’t have to spend all your free time in the kitchen.
About Michelle’s Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
Crackling with humor and bursting with flavor, Nom Nom Paleo offers a fun, fresh approach to cooking with whole, unprocessed ingredients free of grains, legumes, and added sugar. Authors Michelle Tam and Henry Fong have cooked up a visual feast, with more than 100 foolproof Paleo recipes and over 900 step-by-step photographs and cartoons. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re a busy mom, a triathlete in training, or a lifelong foodie who’s curious about the “caveman” approach to eating. Besides, there are butt jokes in this book.
***SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM BARNES & NOBLE***
To help the event run smoothly for everyone, we ask that customers follow the guidelines below:
- This event is FREE and open to the public.
- Seating will be first come. There will be standing room once seats have been filled.
- You may take pictures during the event.
Signing Line Wristband Guidelines
- You must have a copy of any of the authors’ books in order to get a signing line wristband to meet them. There will be one line for all authors.
- You can bring (or purchase) your book(s) and present it at Barnes & Noble at The Arboretum beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7th to get a signing line wristband.
- We will continue to hand out wristbands every day leading up to and during the event with each book purchase.
Thank you for your cooperation and we hope that you enjoy the event. Please direct all questions to a bookseller at Barnes & Noble or call (512) 418.8985 for additional information.
Happy Spring to you all… In like a lion and out like a lamb!