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Year of Plenty

MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010

Anatomy of a Fourth of July Cookout

Mint.com has an interesting infographic about the likely sources of food at our 4th of July cookouts. Click on the picture to enlarge it and read the stats - odd are hamburgers from Texas, hot dogs from Iowa, baked beans from North Dakota, lettuce from…

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010


SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010

Rise of the Lowly Food Bloggers

Since I've officially taken on the mantle of "Food Blogger," Spokane Books Blog thought I should take a look at a recent artice, "Why Food Bloggers Are Here to Stay." Jenny An reports;Food blogs and bloggers have become a new staple of online food writing.…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

Food Advice

My participation last week in the KSPS show, Health Matters, was a great experience. I loved being introduced as a "food blogger." Introducing yourself as a pastor is such a conversation killer, so the show has inspired me to officially make the transition from Pastor…

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010


FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

Why the Gulf Oil Spill Was Inevitable

The above map via TPM shows the system of natural gas pipelines in the US, and while it doesn't show oil wells, it very plainly illustrates the intensity with which the Gulf region has been mined for natural resources. I remember when I first flew…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

Meeting Jesus at the Farmers' Market

If you're interested in seeing some of the churchy side of my life there is an article in Presbyterians Today magazine describing our church's work with the Farmers' Market. You can read the article here. The best part is the picture of my daughter Lily…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

So You Want to Boycott BP?

There are some rumblings out there of people wanting to boycott BP in response to their fumbling of the Gulf oil spill. The Atlantic Monthly has a piece up highlighting the futility of such an effort. They argue that all of the oil companies are…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

Question: What's Your Favorite Cookbook?

I'm having trouble finding time to get a post in today, but am planning one on our favorite seasonal cooking cookbooks. Eating locally means eating with the seasons and we've discovered a couple of great resources. If you can help me out, share in the…

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at goody2230@gmail.com