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Not coming to a trash can near you

Compost 06/08/2007

Photo by Flickr user Diana House

What happens to the scraps from 25,000 pounds of meat at Katz’s Deli each week? Here’s a hint: It’s the same thing that’s about to happen to all New Yorkers’ vegetable peels and egg shells. Another hint: They don’t go into the trash.

Find out more in “When Composting Comes To NYC’s Jewish Community,” my latest story on The Jewish Daily Forward’s Jew and the Carrot blog.

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How I survived eating in for an entire month

A sign at a D.C. Metro station tells me what to do. By Rhea.

A sign at a D.C. Metro station tells me what to do. By Rhea.

…that’s the title of my final post in a series at The Jew and the Carrot. It sounds dramatic, but to be honest I wasn’t crawling to the finish line. Yes, it surprised me, too! This post includes a few locavore-friendly micro recipes, a look at sustainable food campaigns and apps, and a whole bunch of gratitude.

Check out “How I survived eating in for an entire month” for the whole story.

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Eating in Part II, in which our heroine faces an ancient scholar and fish sandwiches

My second post on my 31 days of eating in is up at The Jew and the Carrot. Check it out.

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Growing your own grain

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At the halfway point of my month of eating in, I’ve been thinking about the second-century Jewish scholar Achai ben Josiah. Achai compared someone who buys grain rather than growing their own to an infant whose mother has died and can find no match for her milk.

I don’t grow my own grains, but I can see the allure of spending time preparing them. In fact, this weekend, my boyfriend and I joked that my theme was Constantly-Stirred Grain Dishes. I started off with a golden, slightly firm polenta. The next night, it was a creamy risotto with saffron, lavender, and mushrooms.

I did purchase bulk grains I’ve eaten this month, but I’m still here — and remarkably satisfied. I hope Achai believed in baby steps.

If you need an idea or inspiration for eating in, here’s a recipes for the risotto. (After the jump) Continue reading

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Eating in goes off site

Photo by Flickr user mingusmutter

Photo by Flickr user mingusmutter

The Jew and the Carrot just published an account of my progress through my food challenge. Check out “Eating in for 31 days.”

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