Respect for Food, Wendell Berry Style

Respect for Food, Wendell Berry Style

Jul 10

Wendell Berry in What Are People For said “I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable in order to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade. And I am getting almost as fussy about food plants.” Berry wrote that in 1990,...

Recipe Wednesday: Agua de Pepino

Recipe Wednesday: Agua de Pepino

Jun 16

The heat has come in full force in Florida, highs in the mid-nineties all this week. So in order to cool off here is a recipe for a refreshing drink for summer! I love adding cucumber slices to my water instead of lemon, it’s just so tasty and fresh cut cucumber smells so good! This recipe is for a drink from Latin America, in english it’s cucumber limeade.   1 seedless...

Recipe Wednesday: Olive Oil Cake

Recipe Wednesday: Olive Oil Cake

Jun 08

John and I are traveling to Italy in September and this past week I spent a few hours researching attractions, museums, historical sites and the like for us to see while we are there. My next mission of research is food! Where to find the best markets and restaurants, the best espresso and gelato, the best pizza and pasta. Its going to be a culinary feast while we are there and it’s gotten...

Jun 02

I’ve been reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and only 11 pages in, I found a great quote (and many more in the pages after that will be posted here as I can find time). “A quick way to improve food-related fuel economy would be to buy a quart of motor oil and drink it. More palatable options are available. If every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week (any meal)...

Pine Twenty 2

Pine Twenty 2

May 28

About two years ago, John after eating a burger out at a restaurant, turned to me and said “Don’t let me eat burgers out anymore.” The burgers out always seemed too big, too fattening, too greasy, too loaded down with mediocre toppings and a bad bun, all of which left him feeling yucky after he finished. So I have kept him to the no burgers out agreement, until now. While...