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Spice Up Your Life

There is nothing better than a really great spice to cleanse and invigorate the body and spirit. Cinnamon is known to regulate blood sugar, turmeric reigns as a popular anti-aging supplement, while cayenne provides relief for joint pain. And a 7am class with Robbin can seriously add a delightful kick to your daily routine by providing laughter and sun salutations by early morning light.

But have you ever heard of Flowering Chives?

I only recently discovered them while cruising the Farmigo New and Notable section. The prettiest plant you ever want to see.

Scramble them into eggs, garnish your garlic hummus – the classic potluck contribution. They impart the perfect touch of bright, green flavor. The beautiful caps and flowers are just as edible as the rest of the plant! Add these color additions to Local Goat Cheese Crostini. You will immediately become the hostess with the mostest. Oh. I smell a mighty good time.

Brandi is a fresh food enthusiast who knits often and whistles after yoga. 

 

 

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Honey Me Happy Tea

With spring officially here, we can welcome chirping birds, potlucks in the park and rowdy barbecues by live music. If you’re anything like me, this also means a sneeze that always seems to happen in threes. I am excited to share with you a homemade remedy for seasonal allergies using items you know well. You can get your honey from Andy who sets up his beehives in farms and backyards throughout upstate New York. Andy is more of a bee caretaker than a beekeeper, making sure to never harvest more than he needs so the bees can feed their young and stay safe through the winters. Did you know one hive can produce upwards of 25 pounds of honey?

With a kick of cayenne to clear your sinuses and lemon known for its respiratory benefits, this tea starts your mornings right.

Honey Me Happy Tea for Allergies (Makes 2 cups)
4 tablespoons Raw Local Honey (or to taste)
Juice of one lemon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ginger, juiced or grated
Combine in a mug. Set aside half for later tonight or tomorrow morning.
Add 6-8 ounces hot water. Stir. Drink within 15 minutes. Enjoy!
And if you’re reading this draped in an oversized winter sweater, this recipe also works magic against the common cold. Versatility at its finest.
Brandi is a fresh food enthusiast who knits often and whistles after yoga. 
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Talking Food? I’m Listening.

Our Farmigo family is steadily growing and in full swing! With new delicious and local goods arriving at Bikram Yoga Lefferts weekly, let’s go ahead and answer some FAQs.
  • Farmigo’s Help Page is very useful. Swing by and read some of the frequently asked questions about Farmigo and how to manage your account.
  • When is pick up? You must place an order Thursday before midnight if you would like to pick up the following Monday 6pm to 8pm. So if you place an order on Friday, your food will arrive the Monday after next.
  • Hey! What happened to my potatoes?! Depending on your product, Farmigo will contact me and you to say an item is not available and adjust the cost of your order accordingly. For the bundle packages, like Eat the Rainbow & The Soup Kit, you may receive more of one product to compensate if other veggies are not ready to harvest.
  • Who is in charge of managing my order? Farmigo customer support is here for us! You can email Pete and Nora at help@farmigo.com and they will respond to you ASAP to resolve any issue that may arise for you.
  • My name is Brandi and I’m your Farmigo organizer. I’m the bald one. Hello! You can email me directly at purlBknit@gmail.comYou are my foodie yogi family and I’m here for you too. As we grow and figure out what systems work best for us, I thank you all so much for your patience and warm spirits.

Click here to place your Farmigo order.

Need inspiration? This week I just have to recommend one of the Poulet Rôti Chicken Salads available in spices like curry, lemon & thyme and chipolte. A few tablespoons on a Petit Caramelize Onion Batard with some local Frisee? Be sure to let me know what time is dinner.

To quick satisfying meals after a long warm shavasana!

Brandi is a fresh food enthusiast who knits often and whistles after yoga.

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When The Gettings Are Good

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We welcomed our first Farmigo delivery yesterday after officially launching our community! You can now expect to see orders flowing into the studio every Monday this day forward. The order deadline is this Thursday at 12am. Here are some highlights to honey your thoughts.

THE GOODS

Goodness thy name is Farmer’s Choice Pesto on a slice of braided Challah! I couldn’t resist digging in after an amazing 8pm class with Karen. Just head over to Farmigo and add that bread to your cart right now. The pesto this week is local spinach, bright and enriched with sunflower seeds, garlic and sundried tomatoes. The Green Ginger Coconut Tea looks like it will be heaven in a glass.

OUR COMMUNITY

The front of the studio was lined with over 15 bags full of fresh local food. I was delighted to find some people had never been to Bikram and came solely to pick up their Farmigo order. Which means they are only a few steps away from drinking the hot yoga healing cool aid. Hello darlings! Our studio is a safe haven for joy, laughter and delightful conversation, a place where nourishing worlds collide. Throw a bag of Granola into the mix and you know you have a party.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Every week, you’ll get to taste more and learn more, connecting you with your food and the people who brought it to you. Click here for more info. If you’re wondering what else you should purchase, I do have another recommendation. Now remember, chocolate has antioxidants! The Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies are OH MY. And that’s all I have to say.

To locked knees and stinky cheese!

Brandi never dreams of having a horse, but a llama? Now that’s another story.

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Shop Local, Eat Fresh

I am very excited to announce a new ongoing event for you yogis out there.

Bikram Yoga Park Slope is partnering up with Farmigo, an online farmers’ market bringing to you a great variety of local food available year round. The selection of honey is enough to get even the bees interested. The order deadline is this Thursday at midnight. Goods are harvested by farmers on Friday and delivered to Bikram Yoga Lefferts for pick up on Monday.

I am personally looking forward to my Farmer’s Choice Pesto from Rogowski Farms, which you can pair with their Tomato Mozzarella Ravioli and Baby Arugula for a healthy 15-minute meal. Eat seafood? Quickly pan-sear the deliciously fresh Scallops in olive oil and garlic. An Italian supper made in a jiffy!

Here are some facts you should know:

  • Use code FARMIGO40 to get 40% off your first order.
  • No minimums. Only order what you want.
  • Order before midnight on Thursday.
  • Pick up at Bikram Yoga Lefferts studio on Monday 6 to 8 PM.

We have our own community on the Farmigo website and it is beautifully laid out.

Have questions? Contact Brandi at purlBknit@gmail.com

Spread the word with all your good cheer. To hot yoga and good eats!

Brandi is a fresh food enthusiast who knits often and whistles after yoga.