Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ash Wednesday Is Two Weeks Away

And here's a rather nice resource from Meatless Mondays.  They are celebrating February with a heart-healthy recipe collection.

Some of the recipes, alas, include ingredients that are definitely not seasonal, but there are a couple of wintry pasta recipes - with more veg, less fat and pasta - that look like they'd really be worth trying.

Liturgical traditionalists will, of course, keep Meatless Monday on Wednesday or Friday.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fresh and local - all over the nation

Earlier this month the New York Times published an article on a mid-western trend - moving away from corn for fodder, fuel and HFCS, to growing fruit and vegetables.  Of course!  there is an increasing demand for fresh local produce everywhere in the country, and the income from direct sales of produce is huge per acre compared with industrial corn.  Younger members of farm families are particularly interested in this trend, according to the article.

So, a question relating to a recent post here:  If the Pentagon is getting with the program, and employess of
Archer-Daniels-Midland are joining CSA's, why are so many health care institutions still serving such crappy food?

And then there is this musing?  What if, during this drought, produce started traveling the other way, from Iowa to California?