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I Signed-Up For A CSA: Two Weeks In

This post is not sponsored. We paid for our own CSA membership. 

I haven’t signed-up for a CSA since we lived in Fargo. I remember getting a lot of corn and potatoes.

By the time I started to think about CSA’s, most seemed to have reached capacity. I didn’t know what this summer would bring and wanted to avoid cash-handling and crowds.

In late April, Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm CSA was still accepting sign-ups. They partner with Kowalski’s, a local grocery store. You can choose any store as a pick-up. If you live near one it’s a convenient option.

Untiedt’s is located in Waverly, MN about an hour from St. Paul. Their farm isn’t strictly organic – they discuss their commitment to sustainable growing practices here.

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Three Things: Watchmen + Two Meals

Here are things I wanted to write about; one TV show + two meals.

Watchmen
Watchmen is one of the most incredible show I’ve ever seen. I can’t stopped thinking about it.

I’m not familiar with the comic, so I spent a lot of time frantically Googling backstories for Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre, and Ozymandias and reading the Peteypedia.

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Tommie’s Pizza On Selby

We hadn’t visited Tommie’s Pizza yet, only because we live a couple blocks from a pizzeria.

Ordering pizza on Fridays just feels right. After a glass of wine, I usually trudge down the sidewalk and pick up our order through the snow or sunshine.

This City Pages article reminded me that Tommie’s is not very far. Tommie’s is located across from Macalester College on Selby, serving NY Style pizza since 2018.

In this MN Spokesman-Recorder interview, owner Tommy mentions that he opened this pizzeria without outside funding, fully supported by his family after 30 years working in the food industry.

Ordering is easy  – call ahead or order online for pick-up or delivery. You can also buy pizza by the slice here.

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For The Hope Of A Cold Meatloaf Sandwich

I make meatloaf for the promise of a cold meatloaf sandwich the next day. Thick slices on squishy sandwich bread with mayo. . . good mayo.

My mom always made the meatloaf recipe from the back of the Quaker Oats box, baking it in a rectangular meatloaf pan. Quaker’s recipe is different now, but back then it was really simple: Ground beef, tomato juice, oats, egg, onion, salt and pepper. She topped it with slices of bacon and a glaze of ketchup and brown sugar.

My meatloaf includes a lot more things and I never measure. I freeform the meatloaf on a sheetpan so that the top has more surface area to brown.

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The Five Comfort Foods Getting Me Through

I’ve been thinking about comfort foods a lot. Probably because of all of the uncertainty.

When shit hits the fan I want something familiar. These foods have always been there for me for as long as I can remember – OK, so maybe Bangkok Thai Deli has been here for me for the past decade, plus, but still.

Each of these foods is something I’ve ordered at least twice during the pandemic (I think we repurchase a Top The Tater every other shopping trip). These restaurants and foods feel like old friends. Maybe they are.

Here’s my list:

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