Local Food and Becoming Accidental Vegetarians

We come from a long line of carnivorous, meat-loving, meat-producing farm stock. Grandparents, great-grandparents and aunts and uncles before us have all been movers and shakers in the meat-producing agricultural industry. Thus, both Jeff and I have grown up with meat being the cornerstone of every meal, the foundation to which our mashed potatoes and … Continue reading Local Food and Becoming Accidental Vegetarians

An Ode to Winter from an Obsessive Gardener’s Perspective

Remember how I was longing for the quiet of the winter months when I was knee-deep in canning jars and produce-laden wicker baskets? How I was looking forward to putting my feet up and reaping the literal fruits of our labours? Well, we are up to our eyeballs in snow and more is on it's … Continue reading An Ode to Winter from an Obsessive Gardener’s Perspective

A Harvest-Time Confession

I do realize that it's been over two months since I've posted anything. Meaning, in the course of our one-year journey towards local eating, almost a quarter of the year has been swallowed up in the black hole, mind-numbing abyss called harvest time. What started as an idealistic, Utopian induced "adventure" has quickly spiraled into a full-time … Continue reading A Harvest-Time Confession

Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

Almost two weeks in and now I'm beginning to wonder what we signed ourselves up for. We leave for camping tomorrow with some of our closest friends. While I'm looking forward to most everything camping entails - hiking, long hours at the beach, campfires, bikes rides, reading, being totally unplugged - I am not looking … Continue reading Camping and Local Food: aka “What Have We Done?!”

Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey

We're almost one week into our 100-Mile Food Journey and it's been rather dull. Maybe my expectations were a little too high. I was expecting this week to be overwhelmingly pivotal: feelings would range from excitement to tearing my hair out in desperation. But in reality, not much has changed. It's all been rather anti-climactic. … Continue reading Week One: The Feddema’s 100-Mile Local Food Journey