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Kristen’s Front Porch Grocery and Lounge


October 23rd, 2011

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Well, if you haven’t checked the LATEST EPISODE of PRL TV, you should! In this episode, we show you how easy it is to start a local food REVOLUTION ON YOUR PORCH.

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Leave it to a single mom to come up with creative solutions for difficult times! I truly hope that those who have carried the burden of our dysfunctional economy will be rewarded in this new incarnation. These are the most resourceful, deserving, and grateful among us.

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Here is an action shot of Kristen’s Porch. Did I mention that this episode features the most uplifting song by Minneapolis’ finest brass band, the BRASS MESSENGERS? Not too mention an interview conducted simultaneously in English and Romanian.

behind the scenesYep. THIS EPISODE has it all. Food, music, and friends. What else do you need?

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Last Farmer’s Market of the Season


October 12th, 2011

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Well, the time has come. It’s hard to believe. It all flew by so fast. This weekend is the last FARMER’S MARKET of the season. It has been an amazing season. I wasn’t even sure at the beginning if I was even UP FOR IT. But I stuck it out. And for that, I was rewarded handsomely. I LOVE THE FARMER’S MARKET! It is a beautiful community of people.

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So beautiful in fact that I dedicated an ENTIRE EPISODE OF PRL TV talking to some of my fellow vendors so that you could meet them too! I have gotten so much out of this experience that it is sad to let it go. But alas, winter is fast approaching.

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The good news is that although kale is going out of season, I will be participating in the Winter Market at the EASTSIDE COOP. Here I will be showcasing my NUT MILK CHEESES (which incidentally SHANNON MARIE, one of my oldest blogging buddies, of RAWDORABLE wrote the most WONDERFUL REVIEW for on her blog last week. I especially love the video featuring her daughter, Hayden. Shannon Marie has the most creative and down to earth blog. I love it! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should!).

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Home Sweet Home


September 26th, 2011

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Well, I’m back from the west coast. My boyfriend was doing a tour there. So I joined him for the first part. The NORTHERN PART. He kept going. He sent me this picture. He just happened to pass it on the way somewhere.

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Looks like Rawsome is still WORKING THINGS OUT with the authorities.

aniphyoLook what else he came across. They were at KCRW (the local NPR station) making THIS APPEARANCE on ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’, and he found this autographed polaroid of ANI PHYO on the wall!  How random.  I guess it’s a small world after all. Wish I could have made it that far south. But alas. Not on this trip. Had to get back home to be taking care of business. My ‘groupie slut’ days were numbered.

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In other news, I just posted a NEW VIDEO for PUNK RAWK LABS TV. Make your own almond milk. Lots of videos on the way too. Including one from Seattle…

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Nowhere To Go But Up


August 21st, 2011

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Well, the best thing about HITTING BOTTOM is that there’s nowhere to go but up. A couple weeks ago, I had hit an impasse. But this week, I’m back in the game! In fact, I’m being featured right now in WINE AND FOOD TRAVEL magazine! I’m bouncing back in style.

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I’ve been getting by with a little help from my friends. It’s amazing. Just when I thought I was fully out of steam, I look up to find everyone rooting for me. Even people I didn’t realize. Not to get mushy, but it’s the kind of thing that makes a person get a little drippy in the eyes. Just finished a new video for PRL TV featuring MAKENA. Her mom is the genius behind KRISTEN’S FRONT PORCH GROCERY AND LOUNGE (a video on this is in the works)! These two ladies and I should start a band called ‘Survivor’. Ok. Maybe not. But how about ‘The Multidimensional Thread’? Kinda catchy, right? I play violin. Makena plays cello. And Kristen plays piano. Or at least, that’s how it’s starting out. We’ll see how it evolves.

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This is kitty’s new chair. I inherited it from someone in my building who left it behind. I love it. And so does kitty.

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It matches perfectly with the peppermint patties I’ve been addicted to lately from MATTHEW KENNEY’S DESSERT book. It’s harvest time around here. And right now I’m scrambling to figure out what to do with all this mint!

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Square Foot Gardening ‘Live’


August 8th, 2011

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I just posted a new video for my UNCOOKING SHOW about SQUARE FOOT GARDENING. It walks you through the process of setting up a square foot garden.

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I live in an apartment and don’t have any land of my own. So this is a little insight into the world of community gardening. Anyone can do it. It’s easier than you think!

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This episode also features another musical guest, MARY BUE (currently of Seattle but not for long). Check out her song ‘The City Trees’ (which incidentally was mixed by my BOYFRIEND).

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Make Your Own Kombucha


July 27th, 2011

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Guess what! I just posted a new video for PRL TV on how to make your own KOMBUCHA. I’m very excited because not only is it my first video in a while. It also features my first musical guest.

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They are ALPHA CONSUMER, and they are so good. This is a band of musical all stars. You may have seen some of the members of this band on the road with such acts as Andrew Bird, Haley Bonar, Bon Iver, Gayngs, Prairie Home Companion, etc. These guys have been around and they know what they’re doing! Definitely worth checking out.

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Also, here’s a sneak peak of an upcoming video that was just filmed last night. I can’t wait for this one. My boyfriend thinks it’s going to be the best one yet. I’ll keep you posted…

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Updated Web Site


May 6th, 2011

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Check out my NEW IMPROVED WEB SITE! I’ve been working really hard at integrating my site and making it more seemless. It’s been slowly growing for so long that it’s gotten a little unwieldy.

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Also, be sure to check out my Uncooking Show, PUNK RAWK LABS TV. I’m looking forward to more updates here soon. The recording studio where my boyfriend works just got a new computer. The old computer is coming home (which means I’ll be able to edit my videos much more easily!). Lots of new videos on the way…

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Nut Milk Cheeses


February 18th, 2011


Well, here it is. My new product. A line of handmade, raw, vegan, NUT MILK CHEESES. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may recognize this product from my days at 105 DEGREES. This was one of the products I developed for my SHOP PROJECT. It’s funny. At the time, I hadn’t even thought of making cheeses for my project. But I was encouraged by my fellow students as I seemed inclined that way (without me noticing). I guess sometimes we’re the last to know. :)

I love these cheeses. I know there’s a big thing in the raw community right now with dairy. I’ll be the first to admit that I am a dairy girl. I love dairy! My mom would be shocked and amazed with me growing up. How can a little girl drink so much milk? I loved it!! But after my exposure, I started developing a number of AUTOIMMUNE issues. Suddenly, I couldn’t tolerate dairy anymore. I would have life threatening ASTHMA attacks. The kind where your whole body just convulses uncontrollably for hours until you collapse from fatigue. It’s the kind of experience that causes a person to rethink their love of dairy, if you know what I mean. So anyway, here’s what I came up with. I hope you like it.

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Also, I should mention that I just posted a new video on PUNK RAWK LABS TV. This video steps you through a very easy recipe for making these beautiful date cheese bites (featuring some of my herb cheese). They were a big hit for me at all my dinner parties this year. Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas


December 24th, 2010

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Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you are all having the most wonderful of holidays. I am in the middle of making some lovely holiday truffles for tomorrow. If you would like to know how, check out this lovely VIDEO that I made on Christmas Eve last year for PRL TV (which details the entire process)!

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On that note, I will leave you with a Christmas Carol. A perfect piece for Christmas Eve. My boyfriend recorded me playing it. I love how the door squeaks at the end. :) Enjoy! And Happy Holidays…

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Fermentation 101


December 10th, 2010

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I haven’t posted much lately, and I apologize. I’ve been busy!! I’m am very excited today to post my latest video for PUNK RAWK LABS TV!

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The video features NYC based raw food chef, Helen Castillo, of THE RAW PALATE and a kefir starter kit from WATER KEFIR GRAINS (where I buy my kefir grains).

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This is also the first video that I edited myself. Now that my boyfriend has gotten his grammy nod, he doesn’t have time to help me. I suspect though that now that I know how to do it, I will be posting more videos and blogging less. Not a bad tradeoff. :)

I hope you enjoy the VIDEO. I’m kinda proud of it…

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