nasty, brutal, and thankfully short

About 2 years ago, Jim and I took a last minute trip to Portland in the late fall.  It was a long weekend, we spent it exploring the city and eating…lots of eating.  It was for us, a last minute trip, and the start of some very long and very hard conversations.   Over coffee,…

This is a post about names, mine is Andrea J. Carbine

The things that are happening out in the world are immense and terrifying.  There is no question.  And I find myself scrolling through article after article trying to find someone with some sort of explanation that makes a little more sense of what seems so very non-sensical. But, my scrolling also sent my brain off…

Let me tell you a little tale about New Jersey avocados…

I gave a speech on the origins of the “locavore” or “farm-to-table” movement about 5 years ago.  In it, I delved into the history of the term “locavore” itself – coined somewhere around 2004-2005 by Jessica Prentice in San Francisco.  A woman who was committed to a challenge to eat food within her “watershed” and…