Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Guess What I'm Reading

You know I think about food a lot, right? Lately, my thoughts have been in overdrive...need to eat more locally produced things, I love oranges but the big bags aren't organic and they're shipped so many miles, I love bananas but they're big gas-wasters, this meat is probably laced with antibiotics, how can I learn to garden without reading anything or putting forth a lot of effort, are these potatoes organic...and so forth.

Last night, I dreamt that I was at a small farmer's market with only around 4 vendors. I made a point to buy something from everyone (which wasn't too difficult since there were only 4 stands), including bell peppers, some sort of pickled vegetables, tomatoes, and more bell peppers. When I arrived to my dream-home, I found eggplants everywhere - in drawers, in cabinets, on the countertop.

Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegatable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life is starting to overtake my brain.

4 comments:

Porkchop said...

Oh wow! Looks like I've created a Monster! Maybe I shouldn't have given you that book. Next thing you know you'll be taking my Mountain Dew away from me because it's not locally grown.

Gracie said...

i feel you. if we lived in the same town we could do local foods supper club. we had one in como for a little bit and it was so great. granted much easier in the summer than in the winter. xoxoxox

cj said...

I think you can get a mountain dew tree online and grow your own.

But I'd have to double check.

cj

Carrie said...

Gracie - sigh, local foods supper club would be terrific.

CJ - funny you should mention Mt. Dew trees because Porkchop drew one a couple of months ago.