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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

slippery slope...and local hope

i have not been posting regularly at all these last few weeks. which is right in line with the last two weeks of the eat local challenge for me as well. i have been unable to resist homemade chocolate zucchini cake at work. and while traveling in michigan i bought a box o' cookies at whole foods and was unable to restrain myself. fell into the ol' habit of eating 4 at a time, say 4 times in one hour. and suddenly i fell down a big ol' slippery hill and could only stop rolling completely in the comfort of my own kitchen.

on one hand, i feel some guilt. mainly because i set out to fit into parameters that, in the long run, i am not up for fitting into. on the other hand, i feel nothing but inspired, amazed, and energized by food and friends and seasons and sharing and connecting.

things i plan to maintain beyond the august eat local challenge:
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cooking nearly every day [reducing my processed food consumption BIG TIME]
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noshing on homemade snacks [corn muffins, granola, popcorn, local fruit...]
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curbing my refined sugar intake [and feelin' fine!]
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enjoying blueberry, pear, and rhubarb wine [hey i still want a phoebe-tini]
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using local flour and corn meal exclusively
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using local dried beans as much as possible
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buying the local applesauce even though it's not the organic applesauce
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picking lots o' blueberries
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making new things like crackers and tortillas
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using honey in baked goods
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calling producers to get the scoop on sources
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eating local tempeh more often than non-local tofu
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hosting awesome bbq-turned-dance-parties
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sharing it all with my friends!
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over the next few days i'll be catching up on my recipe posts. and then we'll all have to lay down some plans for cookbook creating!

thank you, seamonsters, for being so totally awesome & rad.

1 Comments:

At 7:36 AM, Blogger plentyo'moxie said...

this so strikes home. there has been the free lunch at work - which earlier in the month I would have gone without - the bite of this and that. But what most strikes home is the cooking everyday, cutting waaaaay down on processed foods, including sugar, and just the generally good feeling of thinking more about food and making smarter choices. Like figuring out that there's a small family farm in (ahem) Texas that grows organic jasmine rice - which isn't at all local but its much more local than the Phillipines.

I figure every food mile counts, right?

 

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