05 July 2011

inside the cooler, week no. 5

We were excited to get some fresh herbs in last week's CSA delivery! This is the first year that we haven't had a window box herb garden so the basil and rosemary were very much welcome. We were also totally pumped about the honey we found in our cooler... I hadn't even known that was an option! For the past year or so we've been getting all of our honey exclusively from local beekeepers and you can really taste the difference. Have I already mentioned here that local honey is supposed to help ward off allergies? Because the bees visit common allergens, grab the pollen and then it goes into the honey, so it's like you are getting a dose of inoculation with every spoonful. This household goes through a lot of honey, so I hope we'll be all set with the allergy treatment this year.

And yes, if you were wondering, I did make chocolate cupcakes with beets in them. And yes, of course, they were completely delicious. I'll post the recipe later this week for all you beet freaks out there.


  1. i concur- the chocolate beet cupcakes were delish :)

  2. Right? I think they creeped out the Snyder fam, but you can't even tell that there were beets in them! Frosting probably would have totally sealed the deal.


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