Have You Joined A CSA This Season?

Hi everyone!  It’s been a while, I know.  This past month has been an unbelievable, incredible whirlwind and I promise we’ll catch up this week.  But today I wanted to write about something that is important to me as an aspiring registered dietitian, someone who cares about the health of people through what we put into our bodies.

Common HandsBack in March I was contacted by one of the local farms in the New York area, Common Hands Farm.  I wrote this fantastic post  about them and gave some detailed information on how to sign-up.  Today is the first day of pick-up and I am super excited to see all of the green goodies I get!  If you are in the Brooklyn area (specifically, Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, etc.) and still looking for a CSA to join for the season, Common Hands is distributing at Brooklyn Boulders.  You can still sign-up!  Stop by this evening and see what they’re all about.  Or you can e-mail Tess at hudsonlocale@gmail.com.  Or, if you were strongly considering signing up but have not yet provided payment or a contract, you can bring these with you later this evening to finalize your membership.

I always say, spending a little extra on good food to be put into your body is an investment in your own health.  Think of it as spending $25 on extending your life and the lives of your loved ones.  Believe me, one day they will thank you for making them eat their veggies. 🙂

Hope to see you at Common Hands later this evening!  Pick-up begins at 5PM and ends at 8. 🙂  Brooklyn Boulders is located at: 575 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Stay tuned for some delicious recipes I come up with using the beautiful, local, organic produce I receive from Common Hands.  So excited!!!

With love and veggies!

Park Slope Stoop Interview!

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this but I love my neighborhood in Brooklyn.  Park Slope is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in all of New York City and I am totally privileged to live here.  There’s a unique sense of community in Park Slope that you don’t get in other areas of NYC.  The beauty of Prospect Park (which is just like the famed Central Park in Manhattan but larger and fewer tourists) just up the street, all of the small privately owned restaurants and boutiques as well as the beautiful brownstone architecture makes Park Slope a wonderful place to live.  I have been living here for four years and I still think “I can’t believe I live here!” when I walk down the charming tree-lined streets.  Yes, trees do grow in Brooklyn.  Many, as a matter of fact.

Today, I consider myself even more fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community, being able to voice my passion to the local residents through Park Slope Stoop, a fantastic local website.  Recently I was interviewed by the editor, Arianna, on overall wellness and tips to get through this upcoming flu season (it’s supposed to be a doozy!).  Check out the post here!! 🙂  I’m so excited about this interview, I had to share it with you all right away!  It includes my recipe for homemade chicken soup, which is proven helpful in fighting off colds and flu, and other helpful tips for feeling good and energized.  I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all and stay healthy!!

Prospect Park Panorama

On a winter’s day, just me and my shadow, alone in Prospect Park