If You Fail to Plan a Party, You Plan to Fail

Last year was the first time we hosted Thanksgiving. We seated 12, which is the absolute top capacity we can accommodate in our dining room without going double-decker. Moreover, we did this just three days after returning from a week in Mexico.We entertain pretty frequently, whether it's a casual get together with another couple or a big blowout multicourse dinner party. It's something we enjoy doing. But in order to keep it fun for everyone including us, not to mention to preserve our sanity, we put a fair amount of planning into each event....more
Great article, Sean! People sometimes select a holiday menu, don't create a timeline, and then ... more

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Pinterest (Help Her Pick Some Good Pinboards)

Oh FLOTUS, what took you so long to join Pinterest?  The social media site is right up your alley.  Think of all the gardening tips you can find and post.  The delicious recipes accompanied by mouth-watering photographs that you can use on all those vegetables coming out of the White House garden.  And as the Queen of Style, you can pick up so many dress ideas from other fashionistas. Yes, the First Lady Michelle Obama has come today to Pinterest. ...more
I think Michelle Obama might enjoy seeing photos of recipes made only from farm fresh locally ... more

Visuals: Food Photography Trends: Beyond Pretty

Stephanie: There's an explosion of food photography styles in the blogosphere. We want to break down the styles and talk about the stories we can tell. There are three parts to the session: history of trends with a break down current styles; a case study; how to create different styles. ...more
Will any sample photos from the presentation be posted? Would be great to see them as part of ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Today's Whatcom Locavore menu and recipe posts (11/8). Locavore Eating--Why Bother? ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
@juliemayb This link didn't work, even when I copy and pasted. ?? more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Two new posts today. Winter Vegetables: http://whatcomlocavore.com/winter-vegetables Beet and ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
And one more for today... Squash Cider Soup: http://whatcomlocavore.com/squash-cider-soup more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Two posts today. Locavore Convenience ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
My Whatcom Locavore blog is about how to eat as a locavore (a person who eats only locally grown ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Open Thread for November NaBloPoMo Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is an open thread for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the comment section below to add your post, and peruse the comment section in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
My Whatcom Locavore blog is about how to eat as a locavore (a person who eats only locally grown ... more