- Bread and Crackers
- Coconut Products
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- Flours, Grains, and Legumes
- Fermented Vegetables
- Fermented Food Starters
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- Salt and Spices
- Snack Foods
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- Simple Food
“Or what if I had simply grown up in a time when food was seasonal? When there was, in each year, a time of more and a time of less? When food was not just there in packages on the supermarket shelf all year?”
~ Jessica Prentice ~
Welcome to another edition of Food Roots!
Our food system is destroying the soil, wasting valuable resources and making us sick. The only thing that is sustainable and the only thing that can reverse the many complications of a broken food system is to get back to our food roots. We must plant the seeds ourselves. We must shake the hand of the farmer who grows our food. We must take back our food system.
Where Does My Food Come From?
We actually slowed down on food preservation this past week in order to catch up on housework, writing and everything else. My dad came into town last weekend for his now annual blueberry picking pilgrimage, but even then we picked far less than we had previously. The only thing I preserved this week was yellow zucchini, which I dehydrated. There are plans to pick another 15 lbs of berries by Sunday for jam making. I am also hoping my favorite farmer brings his cucumbers and dill to the market this weekend so we can make lots of pickles.
Does anyone have a good canned dill pickle recipe? I am running out of refrigerator space for the lacto-fermented pickles.
I am a bit disappointed that I fell behind this week, but thankful to wake up to a totally clean kitchen for the first time in a long time. It is the elusive balance that I can never find. With just about everything in season we are eating really, really well, though.
So I ask you again…
Where does your food come from?
To participate in Food Roots…
- create a blog post pertaining to local, seasonal foods or what you are doing to find your food’s roots.
- in your post add a link back here so that others can benefit from everyone’s information and encouragement.
- add your name and url to mr. linky below.
Feel free to use the Food Roots banner above, if you wish. If you do not have a blog, please share your thoughts in the comments.
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Thank you for participating!
my (grain-free) cookbook
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