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The sky is so, so blue, day after day after day, and the cityscape appears like Oz between the wildflower meadow and the colorful tunnel murals as I continue to squeeze in bike rides on the... Want fearless thinking? Honest advi...
The sky is so, so blue, day after day after day, and the cityscape appears like Oz between the wildflower meadow and the colorful tunnel murals as I continue to squeeze in bike rides on the... Want fearless thinking? Honest advice? And passionate storytelling about this thing called sustainability? See Sustainable Pattie! www.sustainablepattie.com
about 2 hours ago
Chefs Collaborative members do amazing work every day – check out our weekly members news link round-up to see what’s going on around the country: Two Baking Pals Unite for One Fine Fry: Portland Cider Donut Pop-Up (Portland Food and Dr...
Chefs Collaborative members do amazing work every day – check out our weekly members news link round-up to see what’s going on around the country: Two Baking Pals Unite for One Fine Fry: Portland Cider Donut Pop-Up (Portland Food and Drink.com, 9.25.13) Board member Piper Davis hosted the Portland Cider Donut Pop-Up on October 5th with the pastries made with local apples to benefit Zenger Farm. Porks and Knives: Nov 3-8 (Jan Buhrman, Kitchen Porch) If you can’t make it to the Summit, check out the Porks and Knives event hosted by CC member Jan Buhrman coming up in November on Martha’s Vineyard that will work to bring people closer to locally raised animals and make accessible the traditional methodology for transforming livestock onto the dinner plate. Burlington City Arts Partners with Shelburne Farms for ‘Of Land & Local’ Exhibition (VT Digger, 9.30.13) Shelburne Farms is partnering with Burlington City Arts for an exhibition that will explore connections with the Vermont landscape and its capacity to nourish the mind and body. Marion Nestle’s Green Bean Moment (Maria Rodale, Huffington Post, 10.1.13) An interview with Marion Nestle about nutrition and food politics. Go For the Food: Portland tempts with endless eats (J.M. Hirsch, The Gazette, 10.1.13) Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast is highly recommended, and her penchant for butchering whole animals is recognized. SkyCity’s Chef Jeff Maxfield To Serve Sold-Out Dinner at NYC’s Celebrated James Beard House on October 19 (heraldonline.com, SkyCity at the Needle, 10.1.13) Maxfield will be cooking a meal with seasonal ingredients and regional delights, showcasing his passion for locally sourced food and love of the Pacific Northwest. Eating with the ecosystem: Alewives, anyone? (Peggy Hernandez, The Boston Globe, 10.1.13) Board Chair Michael Leviton cooks alewives as part of an “Eating with the Ecosystem” program aimed at preserving marine ecosystems. ‘Padma’s Picks’ co-hosts look ahead to ‘Top Chef: New Orleans’ season (Dave Walker, The Time-Picayune, 10.1.13) Donald Link will appear in one of the ‘Padma’s Picks’ associated with Top Chef: New Orleans. Shorewood High School Culinary Arts Presents 2013-1014 Guest Chef Dinner Series (Shorewood Culinary Arts) Tom Douglas’ chefs – Chef Bonow, Chef Chamberlain, and Chef Crave – will be hosting the Grand Opening Chef Dinner for Shorewood Culinary Arts on October 24. Wednesday Taste Talk at SFCS: What Does California Cuisine Mean, Anyways? (Mary Ladd, SF Weekly, 10.1.13) Joyce Goldstein was at the Taste Talk at the SF Culinary School, which featured a discussion of farm to table cooking, the use of bountiful Californian produce, the origins of California cuisine, and food integrity. Exploring roots: Author offers compendium on delicious root vegetables (Jane Ammeson, nwi.com, 10.1.13) Diane Morgan releases a new cookbook about root vegetables, highlighting their varied, seasonal, and healthy characteristics. Watch a Day in the Life at NYC’s Iconic Gramery Tavern (Erin DeJesus, Eater National, 10.1.13) Catch a glimpse of how Michael Anthony runs his restaurant, including his trips to the Union Square Greenmarket. Grilled acorn squash wedges (Carroll County Times, 10.1.13) Check out Barton Seaver’s recipe for acorn squash from “Where There’s Smoke: Simple, Sustainable, Delicious Grilling.” Chef Tom Douglas offers delicious serving tips for catfish (Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, 10.2.13) Tom Douglas recommends how to serve catfish, one of the most under-fished and abundant species in Washington waters. Bouchon Bistro’s New Menu Focuses on Classic French Fare, Fall Flavors (Jessica Estrada, Los Angeles Confidential, 10.4.13) Thomas Keller’s restaurant features a new menu with an emphasis on seasonal seafood. A slew of top New York City restaurants are releasing cookbooks this fall
about 18 hours ago
At this year’s Sustainable Food Summit in Charleston, SC we will be looking back at cooking traditions of the Lowcountry while we explore the future of food. It’s no secret that the food system is broken, and the following sp...
At this year’s Sustainable Food Summit in Charleston, SC we will be looking back at cooking traditions of the Lowcountry while we explore the future of food. It’s no secret that the food system is broken, and the following speakers will focus on specific steps we need to take to ensure better quality food for everyone. Ari Weinzweig, Scott Nichols, Peter Hoffman, Emile DeFelice, Urvashi Rangan, Jane Black, and Glenn Roberts are some of today’s leading voices on sustainability, and they will chair our panel on the Future of Food. I sat down with Jane Black, food writer and featured speaker at the Summit, as she shared a sneak preview of her talk. Podcast: Looking Back, Cooking Forward, Episode 1 This interview is the first in a series of podcasts that we have put together to highlight the themes of this year’s Summit. Don’t miss next week’s episode as we hear from some of Charleston’s own!
4 days ago
Getting away for a weekend of camping always seems like a hassle, until the tent is pitched and sleeping bags are unrolled. We were packed and rolling out of town by 3pm on Friday toward a state park about 2.5 hours away which minimized ...
Getting away for a weekend of camping always seems like a hassle, until the tent is pitched and sleeping bags are unrolled. We were packed and rolling out of town by 3pm on Friday toward a state park about 2.5 hours away which minimized traffic and stress. We also enjoyed the comforts of a developed campsite. True backcountry camping will wait until all family members can carry their own backpack. Clear starry skies, frosty cold mornings, sunny hikes and 48 news-free hours helped to clear our frazzled minds. read more
7 days ago
The world has been following the decisions regarding all aspects of sustainability in what was until recently the newest city in the United States (the City of Dunwoody), which turns five years old... Want fearless thinking? Honest ad...
The world has been following the decisions regarding all aspects of sustainability in what was until recently the newest city in the United States (the City of Dunwoody), which turns five years old... Want fearless thinking? Honest advice? And passionate storytelling about this thing called sustainability? See Sustainable Pattie! www.sustainablepattie.com
7 days ago
Chefs Collaborative members do amazing work every day – check out our weekly members news link round-up to see what’s going on around the country: Labeling Of GMO Foods Has Different Implications For Food Producers (Steve Jackson, North...
Chefs Collaborative members do amazing work every day – check out our weekly members news link round-up to see what’s going on around the country: Labeling Of GMO Foods Has Different Implications For Food Producers (Steve Jackson, Northwest Public Radio, 8.26.13) Matt Davidson of PNW Coop Specialty Food discusses how non GMO verification has benefited him. Side Orders: Two chefs coming to aquarium food event (Anne Braly, timesfreepress.com, 9.4.13) Virginia Willis competed in a competition for a Serve and Protect event at the Tennessee Aquarium with a mystery sustainable seafood product. Traci Des Jardins takes on the Presidio (Renee Frojo, San Francisco Business Times, 9.20.13) Traci Des Jardins will open a new California and Spanish-themed restaurant in the heart of the Presidio. California Giant Berry, Stemilt court consumers via bloggers (Coral Beach, The Packer, 9.20.13) Tom Douglas shows his support for fresh and socially responsible fruit. The team that makes restaurateur Tom Douglas run (Nancy Leson, The Seattle Times, 9.20.13) Tom Douglas’ accomplices are profiled, including Jackie Cross of Prosser Farm whose 20 acres of farmland supply vital produce for Tom. Matchmaker, Matchmaker (MM Pack, The Austin Chronicle, 9.20.13) Read a profile of Valerie Broussard, the Austin’s W Hotel’s official forager, who acts as a liaison between chefs and farmers. Bondir Concord Could Open in Early November (Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Eater Boston, 9.24.13) Jason Bond is set to open his new restaurant soon, with locally sourced ingredients being a definite part of his menu. Cakebread’s Vintage Party is Celebrated by All in Napa Valley (Roger Morris, The Daily Meal, 9.24.13) Local farmers and artisan food purveyors attended Cakebread Cellars’ Vintage Party. 10 Takeaways from Our Webcast with Chef Thomas Keller, Plus Answers to Your Questions (Taste Williams-Sonoma, 9.24.13) Thomas Keller discusses how sources his lamb from an ethical and conscientious farmer who raises the animal in a humane and healthy way. Okhotsk endorsement welcomed (Fishnewseu.com, 9.25.13) The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership is celebrating the certification of the Russian Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council standard. New Rick Bayless restaurant coming to Wicker Park (Beth Larson, Chicago Development News, 9.25.13) The rumors have been confirmed that a new Rick Bayless restaurant is in the works. Emeril: ‘Top Chef’ New Orleans promises alligator (Stacey Plaisance, The Wichita Eagle, 9.25.13) Justin DeVillier will compete on the eleventh season of Top Chef in New Orleans this year. The War on Empathy: Marion Nestle and George Lakoff (Alex Wise, Sea Change Radio, 9.25.13) Listen to Marion Nestle discuss food insecurity. Growing better chefs at farm camp (Joan Cary, Chicago Tribune, 9.26.13) Spence Farm has supplied to the likes of Rick Bayless, Bruce Sherman, Paul Kahan, and Paul Virant. Philip Walters, John Ross, and Chris Pandel Talk the First Five Years of The Bristol (Daniel Gerzina, Eater Chicago, 9.27.13) Chris Pandel and the team at The Bristol discuss their evolution, including the change to a more nose-to-tail approach. Eh?: Dinner with international flavor (Duluth News Tribune, 9.28.13) Carla Blumberg of Chester Creek Café cooked a local and sustainably harvested meal for a benefit. Kirkland Tap: A casual sequel to Craigie (Devra First, The Boston Globe, 9.28.13) Tony Maws’ new restaurant, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, gets a glowing review for its nose-to-tail cookery. Sustainability-focused events our members were involved in this past week: “The Food Movement: From Personal Choice to Social Action” at Franklin and Marshall College (Marion Nestle, September 26) Border Springs Lamb Dinner in Charleston (Border Springs Farm, September 26)
8 days ago
I wanted to let you know that a 99 Sq. Ft. Anderjack tiny cottage on wheels is available to buy right now from Four Lights Houses. This Craftsman style tiny house is located in New York right now. The structure is 7′ x 16′ bu...
I wanted to let you know that a 99 Sq. Ft. Anderjack tiny cottage on wheels is available to buy right now from Four Lights Houses. This Craftsman style tiny house is located in New York right now. The structure is 7′ x 16′ but with the trailer and roofline it’s about 9’6″ x 20′ with an 11’2″ height. When you go inside the first level ceiling is 6’6″ high and when you go into the upstairs loft it’s about 3′ tall. This is a shell model which means the interior is unfinished. That’s why it’s just $19,000 because there’s still plenty of work to be done before it’s completed. The good news is that you can finish the inside any way that you like. This includes the option of using Jay Shafer’s component furniture for tiny houses to finish it. Image: Four Lights Houses I encourage you to learn more about this Anderjack tiny house below: The Anderjack up for sale in New York is unfinished but this is what it could look like when completed on the inside: Japanese Bathtub More info on this tub here. The Sleeping Loft Tiny Kitchen Learn how to build a kitchen like this here. And again there’s more furniture plans for really small spaces on this post. Images: Four Lights Houses How to Buy this Anderjack Tiny House on Wheels More info and how to buy the Anderjack for sale in New York here. (Remember- it’s the shell on wheels with the interior NOT finished) How to Finish the Interior Using Component Furniture for Micro Houses Learn more about Jay Shafer’s component furniture for micro housing on this post. More Tiny Houses Like this For Sale Weller Tiny House For Sale (on wheels, $19k) Gifford Tiny Cottage For Sale (on wheels, $19k) 448 Sq. Ft. A-frame Cabin For Sale (w/ land, just $15k) Get More Tiny Houses (and small space living ideas) in your Email If you want to know about more quality tiny houses for sale you’ll love our free daily newsletter!
8 days ago
Well, almost a tiny house. And to him, it probably felt pretty tiny at first because he went from a 17-bedroom home to a 2-bedroom double wide mobile home. I ran into this story thanks to one of our readers, Tracy, who sent this over to ...
Well, almost a tiny house. And to him, it probably felt pretty tiny at first because he went from a 17-bedroom home to a 2-bedroom double wide mobile home. I ran into this story thanks to one of our readers, Tracy, who sent this over to me on our Facebook Page. (Thanks Tracy!) It’s the story of a millionaire movie director named Tom Shadyac who has gone from a 17,000 sq. ft. mansion with multiple full-time employees to a luxurious 1000 sq. ft. double wide mobile home. Photo by Kathclick That might not be a tiny house to many of us who are considering living in 800 sq. ft. or less but for him, I think it’s quite admirable. He went from 17 bedrooms to just 2. From 13 bathrooms to just 2. And he uncluttered and simplified his life in a big way during the process. Photo Credit Oprah I encourage you to enjoy the rest of this story below and share your thoughts about it in the comments as we ask, “Do you think this trend will continue? Will more millionaires realize that less really is more and end up downsizing?” …that stuff doesn’t equal happiness. Even if you can hire people to take care of this stuff for you. Personally I think it’s already happening. Except wealthy folks will most likely not be downsizing to the extent that we might be considering but they’re still realizing the basic principle that more doesn’t mean better… Or happier. In the story on Oprah he explains why he did it, what inspired him, and how he’s actually much happier now. I encourage you to head on over to Oprah to watch the full video and interview with Tom along with the entire article you can read here. => Watch the video and read the original article right here Also- don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below on whether or not you think more of “the 1%” will realize that less really is more and that more doesn’t really make you happier and most importantly WHY? In case you’re curious like me, Tom’s movies include Liar Liar, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, and more. If you enjoyed this story on how a millionaire decided to downsize quite dramatically you’ll really like our free daily tiny house newsletter!
9 days ago
When people tell me they want to travel a lot with their future tiny house on wheels I always think, “hey, why not just go for a travel trailer because it’s lighter and easier to tow?” And if you wanted you can always s...
When people tell me they want to travel a lot with their future tiny house on wheels I always think, “hey, why not just go for a travel trailer because it’s lighter and easier to tow?” And if you wanted you can always still live in a travel trailer just like you would in a tiny house. Especially if you get to completely renovate it. In this case we’ve got a 1954 Airstream that was wonderfully renovated into what I consider a modern tiny cabin on wheels by Timeless Travel Trailers. Photo Credit Orvis I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour of this awesome RV to micro cabin conversion: Ok, let me take you inside: Interior of 1954 Airstream that was Converted into a Micro Cabin Kitchenette Bathroom Closet & Master Bedroom Photo Credit Orvis via HomeDSGN Can you see yourself in a travel trailer instead of a tiny cabin on wheels because of travel and mobility reasons? If I wanted to travel around the country more I’d definitely go with a motorhome or travel trailer instead of a tiny house on a trailer because it attracts less attention and it’s more reasonable to tow. But if I wanted to stay put on some land for a while and move very occasionally I’d definitely rather live in a stick built tiny home on wheels. How about you? If you’re interested in having a travel trailer professionally renovated for you consider Timeless Travel Trailers. If you enjoyed this timeless trailer renovation you’ll absolutely love our free daily tiny house newsletter!
10 days ago
Welcome to the Little Coconut in Kailua, Hawaii. It’s a lovely micro cottage that you can rent or vacation in. It’s custom built and surrounded by mango and hau trees. It’s also angled just right so that you can enjoy t...
Welcome to the Little Coconut in Kailua, Hawaii. It’s a lovely micro cottage that you can rent or vacation in. It’s custom built and surrounded by mango and hau trees. It’s also angled just right so that you can enjoy the cool trade winds. Staying here starts at just $75/night. Not too bad for Hawaii, right? And yet another great way to try out tiny living. Photo credit Airbnb I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the tour below: Hawaiian Micro Cottage Front Porch Wouldn’t you just love to enjoy the Hawaiian breeze while relaxing out here in the front porch/deck area? Private Entry Look at the cool hand made wooden gate. Check out the neat wood-working detail of the frame in the photo below. Outside view Deck area Alright let me finally take you inside. Micro Cabin Interior Yes the little cabin does have a bathroom with its own toilet. Only thing is that the shower is located outside. I’ll show you it later. I love the koi fish glass windows because it adds a tropical vibe to the bedroom area and it also brings in natural sunlight. Koi fish glass windows So where is the shower you may be asking? With such beautiful weather in Kailua, Hawaii why not have an outdoor shower? Outdoor Shower Area This private outdoor shower does have HOT water! Front of Micro Cabin Photo Credits Airbnb This 8′x 10′ uniquely designed space is walking distance to everything you might need or want while in Kailua. How to Stay in this Tiny Cabin in Hawaii Learn more and book your stay at the Kailua Coconut micro cabin today. You can find more information and photos here. How to Get our Daily Email on Tiny Houses If you enjoyed this tiny cottage you’ll love our free daily tiny house newsletter!
11 days ago