Family Dinners

It’s a busy time of the semester but we still enjoy family dinners a few times a week. We recently made spaghetti squash with feta, basil, tomato and seasonings. It was a delicious pasta-like dish. The spaghetti squash lived up to its name! Yesterday we had daal, sweet cinnamon cous cous and roasted cauliflower. So much flavor and goodness. We are enjoying the veggies and pasta sauces that we froze during the fall – green peppers, pumpkin, tomatoes and red sauce. We continue to eat local food that we bought from the farmer’s market at the end of the summer, despite all of the snow and long-distance food imports at the co-op.

As we plan for housing next year we are getting nostalgic about leaving this comfy cove. If only we could live here two years in a row. This year has flown by…but it’s not over yet! We look forward to having author Atina Diffley come give a workshop on local, organic farming and shopping as well as celebrating Earth Day at the EcoHouse with another open house. Our farmer anthology project, “Conversations with Farmers” is coming along slowly but surely. We have finished our interviews with nearly 10 farmers around the Twin Cities area and our next step is transcribing and writing the book.

This Thursday we’ll be presenting at the Enviro Thursday talk in Olin Rice 250 about the EcoHouse – communal living, house features, projects and the experience of living here. Stop by if you’re on the Macalester campus!


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