Thursday, April 22, 2010

Do you know your food source?

We just watched Food Inc. on a PBS special last night and I have to say it really got me thinking. For those of you who have never seen this documentary, I strongly encourage you to do so. It exposes the dangers of industrial farming and what it has done to taint the quality of our food supply. I have always been a fan of small farms and try to support farmer's markets and buy my produce locally as often as I can. Local meat however, is not as easy to find, especially from farmers who still practice free range feeding. But after last night, the importance of knowing the source of our meat has become a bigger priority for us. We are planting a garden this year, but since we are not in a position to start our own small farm (yet), we must rely for the time being on someone else. So the researching begins...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Housewife Success!

I haven't written in quite some time but we have been busy as bees working in the yard and enjoying the warmer weather. During the winter months I had undertaken a search for a great bread recipe which I could master. I always felt I couldn't be considered a true housewife until I had mastered the skill of homemade bread. Finally, I have found a wonderful recipe which is easy and delicious. The best part is, it only takes 5 minutes a day once you get the batch going! We have really enjoyed it and find it comparable to the fancy, expensive artisan breads. It is from Mother Earth News and is called the 5 minute a day bread recipe. Enjoy it with a blend of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and Italian seasoning as a dip, with goat cheese and olives, or use for a sensational sandwich. To add a health punch, I use a cup of whole wheat flour in the mix and decrease the flour by 1/2 cup. Enjoy!