Happy Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up my little spectacular linker uppers!
Last week we talked a bit about having access to real food and the fact that I don't might be a blessing in disguise. At least I'm living in a place where I might be able to affect real social food-way change. Way to see the silver lining, no? But how can we affect change when our food ways aren't even understood by the masses? How do we get them to understand?
Diane @ Simple Living and Eating mentioned last week that she went out to dinner one night and asked what they had that was vegetarian - at which time the server proceeded to name all the chicken dishes they serve. Ack. Of course, we all have our own definitions as to what constitutes "vegetarianism", "pescatarianism", "vegan", or even "carinvortarian"...Okay, I think I made that last word up. We all have our own boundaries and limits. But Diane's experience shows us how oblivious many of us can be when it comes to a person's food ways. For me, vegetarian = no flesh. I'm assuming it did for Diane too, hence the story.
My rambling has a point. A question actually: How can we break out of our little happy-food bubble - in all it's variations - and starting making real change?
Highlights from last week include:
|Groovin' the Cauliflower via My Sister's Pantry|
|Make Your Own Mustard via A Life Less Hurried|
|Homemade Shepherd's Pie via The Kitchen Rag|
This link-up is to encourage fresh food production, consumption, activism, and awareness.
Please feel free to link up posts containing:
- CSA collections;
- Farmer's market treasures;
- Home grown/raised hauls;
- Recipes that feature fresh fruits and veggies that are seasonal to your area or feature local, sustainably farmed meats, eggs, and dairy;
- DIY projects and tutorials for: gardening, storing and/or preserving fresh, real foods, composting market scraps, raising chickens in your back yard, etc;
- Tips for local eating such as: tips for CSA members, how to find out what’s in season, how to make the most of your local produce, how to raise chickens, etc...
You may link up to 3 posts in a given week that you haven't shared here before by using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Feel free to click on any of the linked up posts and say hello by leaving a comment for your fellow fresh food communitarians and/or leave one here to tell us what you've shared - because we know how much we all love comments!
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