In large part because of my grandmother's North Dakota farm stories, I spent the first 30 years of my life wishing I lived on a farm so I could bake pies, make soap, churn butter...
VITAMINS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY
I remember the moment when, as a new apprentice in a retreat center's vegetarian kitchen, I spotted the shelf of nuts in the storeroom.
It takes love to bake a cake. Cakes cannot be baked indifferently or in a hurry.
It is fitting that this morning, after paying bills and moaning about another increase in our health insurance premium, I came across a Russian proverb in a nutrition magazine
Someday I would like to see a cranberry harvest: crimson fruit floating on flooded coastal fields, skimmed off like a school of tropical fish.
Its hot. The yard needs mowingthe grass is so tall I have to wear rubber boots in the morning dew.
What can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; is grown in all 50 states; and had a war named after it? The potato of course.
Highway food can be fun for a whileeating forbidden french fries at a fast food joint or sipping iced tea in the cool muffledness of a restaurant.