What do you need to refrigerate – really?

This is a question I asked myself the other day. For the majority of the human existence on this planet we lived without refrigeration. Our great grandparents did it Рhow? In the United States we have some of the largest refridgerators and freezers in the world Рwhy?

I found out that often what is stored in your fridge comes down to cultural or even family habits.

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How to Save Money at the Farmer’s Market

One of the biggest complaints I hear when it comes to buying fresh or shopping local is the expense. Well I am here to tell you that shopping at the farmer’s market doesn’t have to be expensive.

Our farmlands are the last redoubt of gentler capitalism. A dozen is inevitably a baker’s dozen, and the numbers on the scale always seem to be rounded down. We’ve bought fish on the promise to pay later; flowers by karmic donation; honey from an unattended stall.

That’s what Alisa Smith says in Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet How to Save Money at the Farmers Market, a book about one couple’s challenge of eating locally for one year.
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