i am a bit behind in getting this posted but better late than never. (i had a bit of a computer almost meltdown last night and spent a couple of hours fixing my mechanical world.) which...although i did not get to post anything on this blog...i did get my project mostly finished. cool. i was impressed with myself. anyway...an update on our first months challenge. eat local on sundays. well we did pretty good with that but i have to say dinners and breakfasts are the easiest. lunches are another story but i can work on fixing that. i am going to keep on going with the local eating on sundays because it has quickly spread to other days and areas of eating as well. i am buying maine butter (not making my own until i can find a source for cream that makes the money/butter ratio a bit more economical.) all of the time now. it makes me feel better. i found a source for bulk maine grown and milled spelt flour. as soon as i run through what i have i will order some. cheese is still a bit expensive to buy from a local dairy but maybe once i start working.... i need to find a dairy csa! but, alas, my love for agave syrup...i can't let go...not yet anyway. and chocolate. no way. not ever! and so onto this month. we chose plastic. i was trying to think of anything but this because it seemed so popular (which is great but i aim to be different). but it really is something so important to me that i couldn't not focus on it. i am always conscious of where the plastics are in my life but now i have the excuse to obsess and purge and perfect and obsess some more over it. i have also been meaning to sew up my own produce and bulk item bags for over a month or two now and i knew that if i didn't make this my *thing* for this month...it would never happen. so that is what i worked on last night as i fixed the computer problems. i have a couple done, a couple more cut out and one for nahum (of course) on the machine right now. plus, nahum and i have been talking about plastic and why we shouldn't use it all of the time or at all (but really it is impossible to get rid of it). argh... now whenever he sees plastic he points it out and loudly exclaims my crazy words right back at me. i am also going to make a wet diaper sack because i do reuse my plastic bags for dirty diapers but i need to stop that as well. and that is my story. and now onto some totally unrelated pictures but i am too tired to find the camera and the bags...i will get them in action soon though.
::seriously enjoying this cookbook!!
::fresh thyme from our outside herb garden barley visible through the ice and snow!
::our carrots we packed in peat moss for the winter are so sweet and almost overpowering (in a good way)!