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Sunday Sign: Telluride Gondola

January 22, 2012

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It’s ski season, so this week’s Sunday Sign brings us a few fun facts about the Telluride Gondola, which is actually a free public transportation system, not a “ski lift.” It’s also 100% wind-powered. The Gondola connects the the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village.   More information on the Telluride Gondola The Sunday Sign […]

Baked, Stuffed Acorn Squash

October 10, 2011

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Here’s an extremely healthy and seasonal dish I made on Sunday: Baked Acorn Squash Ingredients & cost: One acorn squash:    $3.08 (organic, purchased at Whole Foods, cost at farmers market is approximately 1/2 of this price based on price check last week, but this week I didn’t make it to the farmers market) One […]

Squam Bridge – New Hampshire

October 9, 2011

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This week’s Sunday Sign is rather small—it marks the covered bridge across the Squam River in Ashland, New Hampshire. Built in 1990, the Squam Bridge isn’t an historic covered bridge. But it is significant because it represents the idea and values of the residents of Ashland, New Hamphsire. Rather than replace an existing condemned bridge […]

Finer Grind Coffee Roasters

August 27, 2011

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When it comes to specialty coffees, Birmingham, Alabama has one of the finest micro-roasters in the nation: Woody Wiginton’s Finer Grind. Yesterday, I ran across this review of seven top independent coffee roasters on Cool Hunting. Actually, @cutigerash tweeted the link, so I took a look. And I remembered that I’d planned to do a […]

Epiphany: Tuscaloosa Farm-to-Table

August 19, 2011

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I don't recall precisely when Chef Tres Jackson launched Epiphany but it instantly became my favorite after my first meal there. From the outset, Epiphany and Chef Tres Jackson focused on local foods and suppliers that used sustainable-production methods.

Garter Snake

August 16, 2011

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I found this little critter in my back yard today. Welcome, garter snake. Consumer of rodents and all manner of insects and such that I probably don’t want in my yard or garden. You’re certainly a pretty, fashionable thing, neon green stripes and all. I’m not generally snake-phobic so I left it alone. I like […]

Oak Hill Angus: Grass-fed Black Angus Beef

July 17, 2011

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I met Richard Harvell, owner of Oak Hill Angus at the Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market in Tuscaloosa a few days ago. Mr. Harvell raises grassfed, antibiotic- and hormone-free Black Angus cattle at his family-owned farm in Eutaw, Alabama. We create the society and culture we want to live in by the choices we make every day, in the products we choose to purchase and the foods we choose to eat.