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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘CSA’
Posted: November 23rd, 2012

Turkey breast $15, potatoes from the CSA — cheap, emergency bill for the plumber who works on Thanksgiving Day to clean the dirt and peels out of the clogged sink drain — priceless.

Over the years, we’ve survived family holidays where someone forgot to turn the oven on, the refrigerator blew and other minor but funny disasters.

Today, a big thanks goes out to Roto-Rooter’s Erie office. A frantic call from us at about 4 p.m., and a plumber showed up lickety-split to save Thanksgiving Day.

What we learned: If you have a garbage disposal, it’s not for all garbage — no noodles, rice, apple or potato peels — and lots more. Little did we know, but we do now. Click here for some tips from Roto-Rooter on how to prevent clogs.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: June 28th, 2012

Like many of us who love fresh veggies, I’m not  a person who plants, groom and picks them. I did that when the kids were young, but those days are over. I joined a CSA — community supported agriculture a nice acronym for buying a share of a farmer’s fresh crops. In short, I get fresh veggies every week. I buy from Gordon Post, thanks to a suggestion from Marnie Mead. We pick up veggies every Thursday.

We do get things that I don’t recognize, and I already warned my family they will be eating it — all of it. But the stuff with yellow flowers last week — we weren’t sure if you eat the flowers or the leaves. My daring son, Dr. Eckert, washed off the leaves, tasted them and said “Lettuce or something like that.”

I didn’t find that one too tasty, but the peas mmmmm. And the lettuce and beets — if you’ve never had fresh beets — you are missing something. I can’t wait to see what we get today. All our foodie writers at the Erie Times-News have recipes. It will be fresh veggies on the Eckert and Parker plates tonight.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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