I am so proud of my mom!
My whole family went through what I would call a “food revolution” this year. We’ve read the Michael Pollan books, we’ve realized the value of taking care of ourselves (and the earth!), and we’ve learned how amazing it can be to grow your own food, to make things from scratch, to can and preserve food, and so much more.
I have really seen a change in my mom, and I am proud of her in so many ways. She grew the most amazing garden in her broken hot tub last summer (the Tub O Grub), she taught herself how to can, she volunteers at an organic farm – she’s amazing! She had never shown much of a passion for cooking (unlike myself, who started planning some of our family meals when I was 12), but her garden changed all of that. For the first time, I can see my mom getting enjoyment out of cooking! So, after watching Julie and Julia, my mom decided she had to make Beouf Bourguignon. She invited the family (minus Nich, as he was working, and Candyce as she’s in Africa) over to try her grand culinary experiment. And….it was a great success! The meal was delicious.
She swears that she’ll never make Beef Bourguignon again (after all it is a LOT of work), but I am determined to change her mind on this. Maybe if we team up, and make it together, the whole process will be a bit less painstaking.
In any case, my mom wrote about her culinary adventures on her blog, so go check it out!