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Table Talk: April 22

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Earth Day is a good day to talk about eating well — for the planet. Join Kim O'Donnel, on the road in Portland this week, as she offers links, advice, and recipes for eating green — and eats up your suggestions as well. 

Plus, during the chat, Kim will give away a signed copy of Anna Lappe's new book, Diet for a Hot Planet.

The chat happens right here on Thursday, April 22, at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. Sign up below to receive an email reminder in advance. 

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, is writing a cookbook for people trying to eat less meat. Every week, she brings ideas, tips, and recipes to her live chats — right here at Table Talk, most Thursdays.

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row67151045" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151045">Hello, and Happy Earth Day! I'm typing to you from Portland, Ore., one of the country's greenest cities. Today is all about greening your kitchen, your cooking, your food shopping -- from local/sustainable to anything that's on your mind as it relates to food & our planet. Let's roll! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151160" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151160">Am dying for my farmers' market to start up again - May 2.  Hi, everyone! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151245" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151245">Lizka - Where do you live? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151324" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151324">Hey there Lizka. I have been hearing the same kind of anticipation from lots of readers around the country.  I cannot BELIEVE May is a week away!  Asparagus, anyone? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151343" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151343">Alexandria, VA </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151400" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151400">Lizka, you'll probably be seeing strawberries really soon. And I bet the lettuces will be in full swing... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151451" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151451">Asparagus and rhubarb! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151481" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151481">Yes, rhubarb! Green garlic, leeks, romaine.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151499" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Kristin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Kristin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151499">Here in Arlington, VA, we've been getting asparagus for 2 weeks now.  It came early this year! I only eat asparagus when it's fresh and local, so this is my favorite time of year... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kristin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151630" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151630">Kristin, I had a wonderful salad last nite here in Portland -- asparagus stalks, shaved into thin pieces, left raw, dressed with lemon, olive oil & shaved parm. So simple, but outrageous.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151641" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151641">Just foraged for ramsons last weekend and made a pesto out of them.  Used the pesto to fill ravioli with homemade ricotta.  Delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151687" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151687">JonClark, you are in Colorado, correct? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151718" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151718">I KNOW!!!  I'm afraid I won't be able to keep myself in check that first day :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151742" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151742">Ramsons are ramps? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151814" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151814">Nettles are big here in the PacNW.  People are crazy for them, throwing into risotto. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151833" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151833">Kecskemet, Hungary </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151862" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151862">Yes, of course! So tell us about the ramsons... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151911" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151911">Ramsons don't grow in the U.S. they grow in Europe and are known as bear onions.  I also started finding morels in a forest near the city (4 different kinds!) as well as wild chives! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151956" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151956">Are they really stinky, Jon? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67151977" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67151977">I wonder how far South and/or West one has to be to get year round farmers' markets.  In my imagination, Virginia has mild enough winters, generally, to allow it.  Yippee to asparagus, strawberris and rhubarb.  I've managed to convert my extended family into rhubarb lovers this last year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152067" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152067">Well, there are year-round markets in the DC area. Selection is down, but markets do remain open... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152094" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152094">We have a year round Farmer's Market in Falls Church.  Last week we had asparagus and tomatoes!  Grape tomatoes and a yellow tomato kind of in between a cherry and regular tomato in size.  Not bad - definitely better than what I find in the local grocery stores. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152136" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152136">Jennifer, were the tomatoes hydroponic?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152163" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152163">Ramsons are a leafy green that are among the first to pop up in the spring around the mountainous forests.  They have a delicate oniony fragrance and flavor.  The flowers are white and are also edible.  I find them to be stronger in flavor than the leaves that are sought after. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152218" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152218">Oh, I love this. Such a treat to get a first-hand report from Hungary... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152283" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152283">I saw morels at the store last week for $50 per pound!  I coveted them, then walked away.  I haven't yet managed my $70 week for food but I am closing in on it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152400" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152400">WOW! We need to get on the foraging train, Linear.  And good for you to keep working away on the food budget.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152418" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152418">I didn't ask about the tomatoes.  I'll ask this week if they have them again. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152445" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152445">That's gotta be it. Be curious to know -- quality of hydroponics can be pretty darn good.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152461" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152461">Not really, you can smell them before you can see them, but only because they covered the entire hillside and valley where ever we hiked!  They're quite delicate.  I like them a lot for pesto because they're not overpowering that way. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152555" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152555">Has anyone thought about growing some of their own food this year? I had 4 pots of herbs now in the yard, very excited to see what comes of them. Parsley, thyme, rosemary & mint.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152561" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152561">Right in Old Town, Alex. they have the longest running (supposedly) year round market, but I hear selection gets really dicey.  I've never been cause it's too early on a Saturday morning for me </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152693" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152693">Old Town is not a producer-only market, if I remember correctly, Lizka. But FreshFarm market in Dupont is, and so is the year-round market in Takoma -- and poss. Falls Church. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152713" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152713">On the California Central coast we've been getting locally grown green-house tomatoes for a month or so.  They are a pretty nice bridge to real summer tomatoes. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152827" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152827">I CANNOT wait to bite into a vine-ripe tomato... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152835" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152835">I imagine morels should be just about ready to break above ground in Oregon too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152896" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152896">Yes, in the PacNW people go crazy for them & I am meeting more & more folks who go on foraging expeditions.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152916" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152916">Here in Central PA we now have year-round farmers markets. Definitely, selection is down during the winter months (mostly baked goods, jarred/canned, meats, cheeses, squash, garlic, potatoes), but man-o-man, spring is coming on STRONG. We've been eating local greens (hoop-housed, as we're still having frosts) and kales (cold-framed) for about 4 weeks now. No signs of asparagus at the markets yet, and we'll have to wait until June for strawberries. Woo! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67152950" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67152950">I'm growing too - cherry tomatoes and banana peppers (for my husband).  Desided apart from those to concentrate on herbs this year, more bang for my buck, so to speak. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153031" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153031">Herbs are a great cost saver, I agree! And I love being able to snip what I need from the plant. Very satisfying.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153055" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153055">I add more herbs to my garden every year.  Last year I added winter savory and rue especially for drying then mixed them with other dried herbs for  my own version of herbes de provence. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153105" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153105">what's rue, Jennifer?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153110" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153110">I have an established rosemary bush from last year that survived inside along with two basil plants and a sage bush.  I just planted mint, thyme, lemon balm, french tarragon, and will soon plant some chives. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153162" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153162">Fantastic, JonClark.  Such a sense of accomplishment, no? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153186" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153186">That sounds right Kim (about Old Town not being producer-only). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153202" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153202">I am in the process of putting pots of salad fixings together.  I have land for a garden but no fencing to keep the deer out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153252" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153252">Jean, will you do hanging pots of lettuce then? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153296" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153296">I gotta say that eggs at the farmers market are finally coming back, as is the uber-fresh raw milk... cows + new spring grass = sweetest bombalicious milk there is. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153388" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153388">I love spring eggs, Erin. Know exactly what you mean. I feel like I'm eating the sun & the moon and the stars... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153422" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153422">I love the salad bowl idea, I've been thinking about doing that myself. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153483" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153483">It's so smart/efficient -- and you can snip what you need from the basket, and it keeps giving back. I don't have the right sun in the right place for it, but I think it's a swell idea. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153491" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153491">I love that so many people are growing things!  Has anyone ever used a root cellar?  I'm considering building one - hopefully into the hillside, but maybe just a space in the garage for wine and produce - and I'm curious what others have experienced. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153534" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153534">Ooh, fun idea, Linear. Anyone out there with root cellar experience? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153547" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153547">I had never heard of rue until I started looking for recipes for Herbes de Provence.  It looks like oregano and has a bitter flavor so I have only used it after I have dried it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153631" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153631">Wow, thanks for sharing, Jennifer. So it pairs up well with other herbs to create a dried blend? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153647" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153647">Falls Church market is producer-only. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153673" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153673">I've got tomatoes, peas, potatoes, onion, garlic, spinach, lettuce and herbs going right now.  Have seeds starting for cukes, more tomatoes, basil, eggplant and peppers.  We've got a small suburban lot, so our "landscaping" is generally a food garden, front yard and back.  This is my favorite way of reducing my carbon footprint for food.  Now if I could just convince my guy that we could do away with the lawns entirely . . . </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153735" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153735">Wonderful, Linear. So inspiring.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153749" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153749">Yes, the best part is that we only have a balcony and some windows that get light.  They didn't design communist blocks to be cheery or green so we've been doing everything we can to fight that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153812" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153812">Haha! I love it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153832" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153832">i planted my sprouted herbs in my window boxes last weekend!  yay!  lavender, chives, basil, and parsley.  we'll see how they do. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153909" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153909">Right on, redweather! I have basil in my window, too. I love the way it perfumes up the house. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153926" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153926">Jennifer - I just read about rue.  How do you use it? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67153954" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67153954">I am going to try the lettuce in hanging pots, but thinking of tomatoes too.  any suggestions? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154063" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154063">Jean, do you want to do cherry tomatoes or bigger varieties? I've had good luck with sungolds & other varieties of similar sizes in a deep pot. Lots of sun, lots of water and they are prolific producers.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154071" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154071">Linear, that's awesome! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154089" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154089">Yes, so far I've only used the rue is dried blend. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154095" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154095">So Kim, what are you doing in Portland?  I know lots of good things are happening this week with Earth Day. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154232" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154232">Jean, I'm here attending the annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Just came from hearing Ruth Reichl and Kim Severson, this afternoon is Madhur Jaffrey & Judith Jones!  Very exciting gathering this year, lots of great energy.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154251" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154251">I finally read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and found it inspiring as well as entertaining.  I feel like it was a perfect time to read it, right when the year is most hopeful and there are so many more conversations going on about green living. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154379" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154379">Nice, JonClark. I am also a big fan of "Plenty," and the names of the authors escape me for the moment. Hilarious, honest account of living locally for a year in Vancouver. Highly recommend it.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154435" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154435">Also just heard Anna Lappe speak. She's got a new book out, "Diet for a Hot Planet," and that's sitting by the bed when I have a few minutes to dig in.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154448" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154448">The gimmicky ads are true - tomatoes really will grow upside down as well as right-side up, no staking required.  Just give them enough earth, water and sunshine. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154518" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154518">Ok, Linear, you gotta explain this one. How do we grow tomatoes upside down? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154530" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154530">I have seen the cherry toms, but would like to go larger, it it works. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154620" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154620">Not as sure about growing larger varieties in pots. You got some ground for those? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154632" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154632">JonClark - I loved that book.  Kim - thanks for the "Plenty" tip.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154648" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154648">Oh! I've heard of that one!  Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154676" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154676">Yes, exactly. They're terrific. I could read it over & again.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154719" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154719">speaking of spring eggs - i can't get farmers market "cruelty free" eggs year round - can i freeze eggs? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154766" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154766">Freezing eggs. Hmm. I don't like this idea. But I'll let others weigh in. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154781" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154781">Tomatos in hanging bags - yes, it's true! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154822" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154822">Yes, but how to do?? Dying to figure this one out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154839" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154839">it 's good to know those things work.  There is a  supplier in Oregon that has the ceramic up side down containers. Much nicer looking then the green plastic... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67154911" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67154911">There is some product out there that allows tomato plants to grow out of the bottom of a hanging basket, though I'm sure you could just do it out of a regular one and let them hang.  You allow the vines to grow down and produce.  I'd go with small-ish tomatoes, not necessarily cherries, but not more than 4-6 oz fruits.  Any variety should work if you can hang where they'll get 10-12 hours of sunlight. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155074" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155074">So here's what I want to know: Since it's Earth Day, what have you noticed in your own life that's different about the way you cook & shop for food compared to say, 10 or even 5 years ago? Are you more or less cognizant of the way your cooking & eating impacts the environment? Dish.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155288" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155288">I know many of you have seen Food Inc., but there's another food doc out there making the rounds --"Fresh."  Great storytelling, with constructive how-to action plan.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155303" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155303">So simple but I've only started doing it in the last few years - bringing cloth bags with me to the grocery store. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155327" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155327">Aha! Yes, that is a simple but such an effective, powerful change of habits.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155341" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155341">I definitely know a lot more than I did five years ago, but still feel like I'm just getting started in all of this.  There's so much information out there, and of course everyone has there own arguments too, but I feel like I'm starting to find what I can believe and follow consciously. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155394" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155394">And every little bit counts, JonClark.  I recommend that we proverbially bite off what we can chew, and then add, bit by bit... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155418" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155418">Twenty five years ago, I  was into gardening and granola...  Busy family and lifestyle moved me into the mainstream. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155462" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155462">Jean, do you envision somehow bridging those two ways of living at some point? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155485" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155485">Absolutely, I am so much more cognizant of ways eating impacts the environment.  This one of the MAJOR reasons I'm jonesing for my farmers market - I'm sick of buying produce at the grocery store where it's trucked in from who knows where. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155672" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155672">Lizka, I've thought a lot about the trucking in of produce a lot lately. Because of the travel disruptions caused by the Iceland volcano, so much food in Kenya did not get shipped & supermarket shelves in Europe were emptying.  Worst of all, so much of that food went to rot! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155684" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155684">Cooking and shopping: 1) reusable bags. 2) purchasing as close to in-season as possible. 3) farmers, and markets, and LOCAL. 4) organic.  5) quality over quantity.  There are things that I do buy that don't fit any of these ideals - such as bananas and coffee  - but overall, our family has made a big shift (because I'm the one in charge of the food and preparation). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155755" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155755">And Erin, your shifts are manageable within the context of your busy life as a mom.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155776" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155776">Agree with Jon SO much.  Taking it bit by bit, makes it so much easier; not a huges change all at once. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155816" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155816">Plus, one doesn't feel overwhelmed. Incremental change is quite powerful; it's change that actually sticks.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155830" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155830">great food film - Homegrown - saw it at the DC environmental film fest </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155856" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155856">Ooh, thanks redweather. First time I'm hearing about this one.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155884" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155884">This last year our Quaker meeting has been going back to our roots. We are gardening, buying local, eating sustainably raised meat. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67155903" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67155903">I've been on this road for about 15 years, since I worked at a local food co-op when I moved to San Luis Obispo.  It opened my eyes to where food comes from and it was pretty timely in terms of organic/sustainable coming into vogue, Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver writing, had a friend with a ranch so got local meat.  I think I lucked into it, but I discovered better flavors and results - think the local eggs you mentioned!  I didn't set out to make better food choices, though I have, I set out to find better food.  Maybe this is a way to convince people to change who don't much care where their food comes from so long as it's good. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156005" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156005">And the more you know, the more you share with your friends and neighbors, and the more they know, the more the word spreads...I'm telling you, bit by bit, crumb by crumb... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156018" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156018">I just ordered ducklings that are of a endangered type.  Will be raising them for meat, eggs and to further the breed </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156033" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156033">Nice, Jean! Way to go.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156045" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156045">Jean - that's terrific!  Friends are good people. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156055" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156055">Agreed, Kim.  I saw articles on that too.  A friend mentioned how awful that all that produce was just rotting when you so often hear about starving people in Africa. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156120" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156120">Well, and it goes back to the argument that there truly is enough food to feed the world, but that the system is getting in the way of that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156138" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156138">We have been following Polyface Farm and others like them.  After watching Food Inc.  we decided we can do so much better ourselves. Learning to butcher an occasional duck or chicken, being respectful of the earth , is certainly better then the mass slaughter </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156157" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156157">Taking a note from the Jamie Oliver page today I taught one of my English language students how to make ravioli for our lesson. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156235" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156235">Right on! The many lessons that can be learned from learning how to cook a dish -- math, chemistry, botany, history, culture, politics... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156248" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156248">Kim, the changes were made gradually, over time, and as I continue to learn. I have three very important, motivating individuals that keep me going (though they're picky as all get-out; that's another topic for another time). I'm all in with Linear Girl and LizKa, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156322" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156322">And I think if we continue to tell ourselves that there is so much to learn, but it's a process, a work in progress, that we truly will make more of a dent, keep pushing the green envelope. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156477" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156477">By the way, next week, I'm attending a conference in Phoenix hosted by the Kellogg Foundation. Topic: child obesity & nutrition.  What that means is there's no chat next Thursday. I'd be happy to change chat day to Friday, but how do folks feel about that? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156518" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156518">I love to cook and experiment.  My goal is to have a live food diet most of the time and to keep up my gourmet cooking. My daughter wants to signup for a CSA, just to have 'new' things that we might not grow ourselves.  (and the deer won't eat) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156556" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156556">I know we've changed chat days previously, and it tends to get lost on everyone's calendars... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156580" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156580">It's funny but I was watching the A&E Biography of Julia Child and one thing that really made her a lifelong leader was that she was always learning and sharing.  There was always someone that knew something that she didn't and others who were ready to learn something from her.  If we work on this "Teach, Share, Learn" idea I think we'll make it as a species. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156688" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156688">I agree, JonClark. We must continue to inspire ourselves, which will be a source of inspiration to others.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156747" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156747">Does anyone compost? Thoughts?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156769" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156769">JonClark - I love what you say about living consciously, it really suits my own style of thoughtful choices, but I think there's a lot to be said for the "anything worth doing is worth doing badly" philosophy, too.  As a recovering perfectionist and control freak, I can't believe how often I've delayed changing my actions until I could think something through thoroughly before acting.  I love that the babysteps that are available to the mainstream are still positive, good steps. (Industrial organics comes to mind - a baby step better than conventional, industrial produce). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156799" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156799">I don't really have an opinion about the chat next week - I'd try to make it, but I have a hard enough time remembering on THursday and could see myself forgetting.  I think it would be fine to just skip a week. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156874" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156874">Well, then...there's the issue of May 6, when I'll be in NY...trying to come up with a Plan B for that week (or not do a chat) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156907" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156907">Crazy schedule, right now, sorry! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156933" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156933">I wish I could compost again!  I hate throwing away perfectly good scraps! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156987" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156987">We don't have our own compost pile (no room) but the city of Seattle offers containers just for food scraps & hauls it away to a compost mountain, which I think is the coolest thing since sliced bread. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67156992" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67156992">Yes, I compost! My husband and I argue about it all of the time, actually (what is/isn't a compost pile). We are a family of 5, and only set out one trash can a week thanks to composting kitchen waste/scraps and recycling as much as possible. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157024" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157024">LG - a girl after my own heart regarding the recovering perfectionist.  That's me too!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157045" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157045">I compost.  Learned it from my nonagenarian neighbor.  I kept bugging her about how to do it and she finally told me she just throws everything in a pile, doesn't do it scientifically, just like she'd done her whole life.  Now I do that too and get good compost.  It just took a while for the pile to start. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157055" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jennifer </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jennifer :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157055">I don't compost but would be interested in hearing others experience.  We live on a typical suburban lot and I'm wondering if it would be worth it for a herb garden and couple of tomato plants. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jennifer </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157067" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157067">I hear you Linear!  I've been the same way for most of my life.  Living in Hungary has really helped me to work on that and to accept what is while beginning the work of change alongside the constant work of everyday living.  It's not perfect-sometimes it's downright horrible-but it's still the good work that leads in the right direction. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157085" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157085">Kim - Public composting - that is so AWESOME!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157109" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157109">I know, Lizka. It rocks the kasbah.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157118" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157118">I would love to compost, but end up with smelly piles.  Think i am going to try worm bins instead. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157132" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157132">also, worm bins work great in small spaces!  i have one in my 800 square foot apartment - no smell, great quiet pets! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157151" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157151">Really, redweather? That's intriguing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157305" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157305">Lower-impact meals on anyone's menus?  I'm thinking less meat, of course. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157322" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157322">Kim - can you then access the public compost heap? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157351" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157351">Actually, right now for 2 weeks, you have access to the heap. Isn't that cool? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157361" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157361">i love my wormies!   they have really reduced my garbage stream, and they are very low maintenence, plus they provide AMAZING compost </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157375" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157375">Jennifer - we throw in weeds, lawn waste, all the scraps from the kitchen and I can't believe how much ends up going in.  Even if you only get a little bit, think of it as one more bag you didn't have to buy at the garden center.  We haven't had a problem with smell, either - we don't put in any pet waste or meat scraps and nothing else seems to stink. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157490" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157490">JonClark - I think it must be pretty eye-opening to live in Hungary, or anywhere that's been through more difficult times recently than we have in the US.  I </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157508" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157508">Yes, I've definitely become more thoughtful about meat eating. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157525" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157525">Finishing to JonClark - I think you'd learn a TON about making do, not wasting things, etc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157640" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157640">Oh shucks -- I just remembered! I have a signed copy of "Diet for a Hot Planet" by Anna Lappe to give away.  Submit a comment at the bottom of the chat page & I'll randomly select a winner tomorrow (Friday Apr 23).  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157656" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157656">Yes, less meat, more local, and the big one for me: LESS WASTE. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157670" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157670">Less meat in our meals was a natural outcome when we switched over to locally raised products, mostly because they're more expensive. Think: quality over quantity. For us, a meal with meat is a special thing. I'd definitely say that we eat it less than once a week. Just gradually gravitated that way. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157808" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157808">the idea of less meat is really becoming part of the vernacular, the consciousness.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157821" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157821">Erin - I hear you!  The first time I paid $25 for a chicken I thought I was nuts.  Then I remembered I pay that much for a delivered pizza and the chicken would feed us for several nights.  Just needed a good perspective. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157848" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157848">Compost - just don't add a lot of woody yard waste (like branches, limbs, shrub trimmings) unless you can cut them up or run 'em through a chipper. It takes a long time for it to break down (this is what me and the Mr. argue about, btw!). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157953" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157953">You all are like ambassadors for your own neighborhoods, I hope you know. You're great sources of info & inspiration! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67157967" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67157967">I've been pondering lower-impact meals.  It would mean giving up a lot including grains like quinoa and amaranth, but there are local grains such as buckwheat that I should be trying to learn how to use.  Fruits and Vegies are plentiful but eating meatless is a nightmare in Hungary.  Surviving without tofu would be really hard. I just heard a story about some poor Hungarian vegetarians who had a conference in a restaurant and one omnivore (who told me the story) realized that there was goose liver in everyone's food but no one noticed.  When the cook was asked she replied that she felt bad for the vegetarians not getting any meat.  Meat is proper nutrition in these parts and it's hard to convince anyone of otherwise. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158039" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158039">Sobering story, JonClark. And yes, so important to include context when we talk about these issues.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158055" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158055">FWIW - I put in the woody stuff, too, and it breaks down eventually.  If they're really big, I put them in a different pile and use them for kindling for the BBQ.  Which, of course, is polluting.  Oh well. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158069" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158069">Speaking of local meats... uh, I have a duck in my 'fridge. I steamed it last night for an hour to release a bunch of fat, so... now what? :D </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158121" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158121">I think drying it is a good idea, then marinating....then roasting or grilling... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158226" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jean </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jean :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158226">Erin, how about a gentle stir fry? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jean </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158240" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158240">oooh, now you apply a marinade and you roast it on high heat starting with the legs for 10 minutes then adding the breasts for another 7.  You also boil out the water and save that fat for smearing on bread, and also frying things like potatoes and cabbage to go with the duck! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row67158326" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcaster_text "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt67158326">I've got to run, gang. I'm going to check in with Kim at Culinate about the next few weeks of chats & figure out what to do for chat time/day. Thank you all for stopping by. Thought-provoking chat, as always.  Be well, take care. All best.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 22, 2010&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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