Make it a Point to Find a Local Alternative

While spending time at home for father's day, I cooked in a kitchen I wasn't used to. And while, in that kitchen, recycling is not a priority, I was surprised to find out what was number one. Looking for ideas for dinner, I found tomatoes from the small town's farmer's market, eggs from the hens outside, and butter made in the state, just an hour or so away. Much of the produce and dairy (and all of the meat) came from places nearby...

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Cambria is the design + lifestyle editor for The Kitchn. She's also a singer and a songwriter, and may or may not write a theme song for The Kitchn someday. She could live on bread alone, but tries not to. She lives in Boston with her husband.