Thursday, April 17, 2008

Whole Foods - Ashland Style

Like fafner, I am doing my best to make friends with vegetables. I'm planting lettuce and sugar peas along the path to our front door. As soon as I finish writing this post, I'm heading to the kitchen to roast a cauliflower I purchased from Josh and Melissa of Barking Moon Farm. Our local Grower's Market has a number of booths and CSA's similar to theirs. We are blessed here in the Rogue Valley.

Over the past year I've read thousands of words regarding diet and healthy eating. So controversial! Fats, yes or no? Meat, yes or no? Grains, yes or no? But there is some agreement, best summed up by Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. He says, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." And, I would add, the occasional brownie or lemon bar.

I thought it was so sweet of Lydia (comment in last post) to wonder if I was having too much fun to post or was in too much pain. I didn't quite realize that when Spring blew in, blogging would become something I should do rather than something I love doing. I'm not keeping up reading my favorite blogs (see blog roll for some great suggestions) and even find myself skipping The Elder Storyteller's Place to head outdoors. But I'll be posting irradically. If you want to catch the occasional blurb, you can subscribe for e-mail updates. The form is in the sidebar.



Lydia said...

So happy to read that you and your garden are thriving! Our neighbors next door belong to an organic food co-op that delivers picks-of-the-week to their front door. I want to join this year and your post reminded me to get the information about doing so. We have a big lot out back and I just might get busy and plant a few things; start small and see how I do.

lilalia said...

It must be wonderful to live a life where you want to be outdoors all the time. Oh, do enjoy your garden to the fullest and do, if possible, tell us what you see, hear, and smell. I have missed your posting, but now can understand.

Judith Shapiro said...

good for you! outdoors, yes. enjoy.