Taste community supported agriculture

CSA Paso Robles

Our family found a great option to satisfy our hunger for locally grown fresh produce – it’s called a CSA – community supported agriculture. Every Wednesday morning our farmer packs up bushels of fresh-picked produce and brings them to town for families like ours. The farm is just a few miles up Kiler Canyon Road …

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How I conquered death

How I conquered death

I’m gearing up for a repeat of the biggest challenge of my life next week. Here is a recount of our team effort from last year: Last year I faced the toughest physical challenge of my life to date. I joined an amazing team of runners in the 178-mile Reno-Tahoe Odyssey relay race. Over the …

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My Simple Paleo Breakfast

Simple Paleo Breakfast

I’m sure you’ve heard how important it is to start your day with breakfast. New studies are appearing every month on obesity and diabetes being linked to skipping breakfast. If you are not planning a 24- to 48-hour fast, be sure to eat every morning; and make it protein. Skip the oatmeal, cereal, muffins and …

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My love affair with walnuts

Walnuts

My first memory of walnuts was when my best friend’s mother offered me homemade chocolate chip and walnut cookies. It was love at first bite. Thank you Mrs. Price. It’s harvest time here in Paso Robles walnut orchards and I couldn’t be happier. Leaves are turning yellow and brown and walnuts are falling all over …

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Adventures in fasting

Scott Brennan running

Fasting must have been a regular occurrence for our ancient ancestors, yet in America today it is virtually absent. Food is so plentiful that fasting is hardly imaginable. Yet not long ago, when the winter came and food stocks ran low, our ancestors would make it through on their reserves of body fat. A typical …

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