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Posted on Aug 19, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 11 comments

Here We Go Again!

Good morning, friends! As you’re reading this, I’m probably on the train to Philly for the 3rd Annual Healthy Living Summit! Guff, my third blogging conference of the summer. Wheeeeeee!

I couldn’t leave without reporting on just a couple last things, though. First up, check out what arrived on my doorstep yesterday!


My first order from Arganica Farm Club! I bought a Living Social deal for a one-month subscription to this CSA-like organization that delivers local, direct-from-farm groceries to your door. Basically a dream come true for me, since you get the wonders of a CSA but you actually get to pick and choose what you’re buying. Well, it’d be a dream if it weren’t so ridiculously expensive under non-groupon circumstances that is.


The deal included a produce crate full of goodies, as well as a $25 gift card. I spent that on the seafood and goat cheese, and everything else was a surprise! I just hope that things don’t go bad before I come back from the City of Brotherly Love!

In an attempt to ensure that the aforementioned horror does not happen, I froze the fish filet and used up the following ingredients in this week’s crowning cooking achievement:


The trick to getting really nice scallops is to make sure they’re good and dry before they hit the pan.


Pat them down, then add them to a nice hot skillet with some EVOO (or butter). Only flip ’em once and remember, they cook FAST.


I served mine alongside some caramelized onions and summer squash. Not a bad presentation, eh? That’s because I actually tried this time, hahaha.


I also grilled up that ear of corn in the skillet – a little unconventional perhaps, but it worked! Chalk it up to me being far too lazy to actual wait for water to boil.



So hopefully I’ll be back after the conference with many new tidbits to share on both health and blogging! I’m not aware what the wi-fi situation is going to be up there as there unfortunately seems like there’s some confusion surrounding that, but I’m sure you’ll still be overloaded with posts and tweets and updates. Just one last thing before I go: the winner of the Adora Chocolate giveaway!

Congratulations, Andrea! Email me your details at gretchen@honeyishrunkthegretchen.com.

Have a great weekend, everyone! If you’ll be at HLS later on today, let me know! I’ll look something like this:




  1. Scallops are absolutely one of my favorite foods but we never eat them because they are so damn expensive. That, and we’re landlocked. Getting good, fresh seafood in the Midwest is tres impossible.

    Have an awesome time at HLS. SO wish I was going. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hehe, number one won. Okay, I’m done now. Have fun at the conference! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That dinner looks delish! My CSA doesn’t do meat/seafood it only does produce so that is interesting to see how another one works! Have fun at HLS!!

  4. I hope you have a fab time there!!
    Those pics cracked me up, love the robot ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Have fun this weekend.

  6. love the photos! you looook sooooo skinny!!!!

  7. Bahaha… sorry I missed the Robot! You look amazing in your dress! All your hard work shows! Thanks for a little inspiration!

  8. I’m so happy we are friends.

  9. Have fun at the HLS! And I love the new header ๐Ÿ™‚

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