I received an email from a lady I've been corresponding with in Germany. A lovely lady who shares my interest in good food. Her garden is to die for - it's beautiful and full of fruits and veggies.
She recently sent me a picture of jams she made that made my heart leap with joy. I/m so thankful that all the fruits of the earth are being utilized in her home. I get excited whenever I see families grabbing the good food train. Let me put a disclaimer here. There are a few items that aren't the best for me that I like such as licorice and chocolate milk. So I'm not preaching here. I'm only writing what's in my heart.
Which brings me to a video I watched this morning that made me a bit sad. The woman is filled with energy and has a lovely well cared for home. There's a Fourth of July party planned so she videoed the items she bought to 'make' food as her contribution. Displayed on the table were all prepackaged items, The cookies were oven ready. The salad dressing came in a bottle with ingredients that can't be pronounced, and the cheese was pre=grated with 'natural' cellulous (wood shavings) in it. I was crying inside for the choices on display. Not judgmental or angry or holier than thou, just sad.
This blog has a steady readership of between 500 and 700 reads a week. You all know I'm not interested in big numbers, only that I can share the knowledge I've accumulated over the six plus decades I've walked the earth. I feel confident in assuming that my readers want to gather foundational knowledge to live a better and more frugal life. If you'll indulge me a moment I would plead with you to think more carefully about what fuel you put in your body on a regular basis. Where does it come from and how was it grown. What ingredients are in the packaged foods you put on the table. (Manufacturers in this country are getting the hint and are removing chemical additives in some of our packaged foods.) Please help make my heart leap with joy!
Then have a piece of chocolate on me.
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