Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sorry for the long lag folks:

I have just finished "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. One word . . . AMAZING! It's a non-fiction piece chronicling Kingsolver's family's move from Tuscon to the Appalachian foothills in order to live more closely to the earth and to eat locally for a year. Kingsolver's language is beautiful and funny and real. Her eldest daughter Camille contributes recipes and commentary. Her husband, Steven Kopp, adds the socio-political, global perspective. Her youngest daughter, Lilly, raises chicken and runs a thriving egg business.

Needless to say, I was so very inspired by the end of the first chapter of this book, I have started planning my winter garden, acquired a bread machine (and have started baking my own bread) and am quizzing every food vendor where their food was grown. I may have gone off the deep end. The bread is good though. I'll let you all know about the gardening.