After a few days of politics I need to clear my palate. Let's talk about food.
Anyone has been reading for a while knows that I've taken up reading about food and nutrition over the past few years. Last summer we planted a garden for the first time in over 10 years. We've started buying the majority of our meat--grass fed--from a local farmer. We're figuring in trips to the same farmer for eggs a couple of times a month. I've learned how to can and freeze.
There are still areas where I could improve, but I'm feeling better all the time about how and what we're eating. I still need to get to the bread baking. I need to learn to live without boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which have always been our main form of chicken. It doesn't mean I can't ever use them again, but finding them that are natural and truly free-range is very difficult. And expensive.
We're joining a local CSA for this winter. By next winter I plan to have made progress on the four season harvest. I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which I am enjoying, except for her snarky comments about those of us who don't believe in evolution. She seems not to understand that most of us are totally cognizant of micro-evolution with a species. We just don't see the species-to-species thing. Throwing out that little annoyance, it's an enjoyable book.