A few years ago, in 2007, I attended my first Earth Day Fair in Pueblo, CO. That’s where I met Tisha Casida, the publisher of That’s Natural Marketing. She published a local, advertisement-driven news-magazine that featured articles written by business people and health professionals. That was the start of a close friendship and a few years practicing marketing, writing, advertising, and sales. Those were great days, but my passion has always been in the kitchen.
This year, instead of heading out to a festival, I’m going to make my kitchen more green and create a dinner to support local businesses. The food you eat travels miles and miles, and the miles that the food travel costs our environment. It is important that we learn to purchase our foods from farmers that are from our same areas.
I’m fortunate to live near the Pike Place Market, but you probably have farmers markets nearby. Check Local Harvest to see if there is one near you. You can also support local farmers by joining CSA programs. Be sure to carry bags or baskets to help you carry your produce around. Reuse bags to make the experience even more environmentally wise.
Gingered Carrot soup 2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped 4 cups water 1 tablespoon butter 1 ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons grated ginger 1 ½ teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon each cumin, ground fennel, cinnamon, allspice, dried mint 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup lightly toasted cashews 1 cup chicken broth, optional Cook carrots until soft. Add other ingredients. Cook until all are soft. Blend in food processor.Thin with water or chicken broth, if needed.
I've caught some snippets of your posts on food and such. Thanks for sharing. I just bought this book yesterday called Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver…have you read it? I've been reading it this weekend…really eye opening and she wrote a lot about the same things you just posted here. 🙂 I'm anxiously awaiting the start of our Farmer's Market here…cannot wait for some good tasting produce! Hope things are well with you and Josh. -Angela Lan (Yee)
okay..so totally disregard my question! reading down a few more posts, I saw that you've read it and talked about it! (i should have guessed! :)) Anyhow…thanks for sharing the recipes and ideas…my obsession with food has made me want to learn more and more about the foods we eat.
Hi Angela! Thanks for reading my blog! I hope you continue checking back for more recipes. If you have any you'd like to share or request, just let me know. Look for a cooking contest coming up pretty soon!