Las Vegas Community Supported Agriculture

I’ve written about the CSA we joined before, but I wanted to give an update now that we are several weeks into the fall season. We joined the CSA that Quail Hollow Farm offers, a farm about 50 miles north of Las Vegas, and have been enjoying our fresh fruits and veggies each Thursday since then. In fact, I find Thursday’s to be my favorite day of the week now. It’s fun anticipating what delicious food is going to show up at our doorstep. This week we ended up with fresh spinach, radishes, squash, string beans, beets, peppers, and more. The result tonight was a wonderful plate of fresh cooked organic veggies (and some left overs from last night’s Thai run). My wife used up most of the spinach and green beans tonight and it was sooo good. It was the first time we had spinach in our basket, which has become one of my favorite foods to eat. It’s packed with lots of vitamins and minerals; definitely one of natures wonder foods. It’s easy to cook as well. Just a little bit of olive oil, garlic, and a frying pan and your good to go. It’s also great raw in salads. The main reason I’m writing about our CSA tonight is to encourage everyone to look into their local CSA. This is the time of year when CSA’s are signing up people for their winter share and it would be a perfect time to jump on www.localharvest.org and enquire about your CSA. It’s an opportunity to support your local farm while doing something good for yourself at the...

Lots of action!

Since getting back from Costa Rica late last Friday night things have been kind of hectic to say the least. I feel like we got a lot done the past couple days and it’s been really exciting. It all started pretty much as soon as I walked off the plane Friday night. A couple of my co-workers also flew or drove into town Friday night in preparation to cover the WSOP November Nine at the Rio. All of us were over at the Rio well before the noon start time in order to get setup and scope out the situation. We were provided with four press passes, but only one of them was for the main seating area close to the stage. The other three were up in the press box and it was a total joke from up there. Luckily we were able to get one more of the passes “upgraded”, but I quickly realized that Michele and I were going to be little use so we just left. We spent the rest of Saturday afternoon looking at a couple of RV’s. Michele and I have been talking about buying one for a long long time and we ended up finally pulling the trigger on Sunday afternoon. Everything will be finalized this week and we will be the proud new owners of a 2008 Beaver Contessa motorhome. It’s all very exciting. This thing is crazy too. It comes in at 42′ 10″ and it basically a complete home on wheels. It’s loaded with 3 HDTVs, fridge, washer/dryer, tile floor, king size bed, full size bath, four slide outs,...

Here, there, and everywhere

My wife and I had a wonderful 2 weeks out in San Diego the past couple of weeks. We headed back home to Las Vegas on Monday afternoon and made record time during our trip. Since we didn’t stop a single time, we were able to make it door to door in exactly 4 hours. When I was younger, it was very routine to make a 4 hour road trip nonstop, but with an 85lb dog in the back of the car it’s kind of hard. He normally gets restless after 2-3 hours and needs to go out for a walk. However, this trip he was passed out the entire time and our bladders held up, so we pushed right on though. My stay in Las Vegas was rather short (less than 24 hours), as I hoped on a plane to Costa Rica early Tuesday morning. The trip down was uneventful until the last few minutes when the turbulence kicked in. It’s quite common to hit rough air and / or air pockets this time of year. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of landing in Costa Rica at the tail end of the rainy season you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m just happy that we got here safe and even landed at all. It’s not uncommon to be diverted to another airport when they just can’t see the runway though all the fog. Since I got here Tuesday night, it has been raining almost nonstop. I’m not talking about an on again off again kind of rain. This has been a nonstop downpour. At one point...