Saturday, November 20, 2010

the dollar menu

More photo awareness.

The Value of a Dollar project was Jonathan Blaustein's attempt to show just how much of various foods a dollar can by.

So what'll it be? a double cheeseburger at McDonald's, a week's supply of lunchtime ramen, or 10 organic blueberries?

If you were hungry and counting your pennies, which would you choose?

Seasonal news

Seems like news features at this time of year focus on two themes: indigenous peoples of the Americas, and FOOD.

Yesterday's California Report on public radio included a nice little story on seed saving, promoting it among backyard gardeners, descrying its decline in commercial agriculture.

I was mightily impressed by Richmond Grows seed catalog.
and it gave me an idea which should have been obvious - take pictures of the produce from which you save seed. I take enough pictures in the garden as it is, but I hadn't thought of it as a way to record selection of, say lettuce, over a series of seasons.

You can listen to the radio story here:
and link through to their pictures.

This was so much more interesting than another cranberry or pumpkin recipe - not that I have anything against my favorite fall fruit and veg...