Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm in!

After much internal debate I've decided to join in on this endeavor.

I'm not a hunter, fisher or gardener. I don't have the patience to forage around through the woods looking for my next meal.

However, this seems interesting and challenging despite my lack of survival skills. And...maybe I'll learn a thing or two.

Recently, I've gotten picky about where I shop for food and what I buy. Kathy, Todd & I brave the elements many Saturday mornings to go to the West Side Market to get the freshest local produce & meats (just Todd & I on the meats part).

This past Thanksgiving I bypassed the $0.69 lb turkey at the grocery store and decided to buy a smoked turkey from Martha's Farm in Ashland, Ohio. It was so cool to meet the farmer that raised & cared for our turkey. Amazingly, the turkey's body was proportionate! The wings were huge in comparison to the nubs that we normally get on a store bought turkey. And bonus.. it was so moist & delicious!

I love to cook and have a few home gardening cookbooks. So, why not? I'll give this a try!


  1. Hooray! Welcome to the challenge!

  2. Welcome, and thanks for the very honest post :o)
    If you have home gardening cookbooks, you have a valuable commodity to share! We will all probably get sick of salad pretty quick, and having a variety of recipes to follow will most certainly help!