Seems like lately there's a lot of discontent... frustration... ambivalence about the difference between the way things are and the way we'd like them to be. Or maybe between the way we'd like things to be and the way they feel ...or maybe it's all about the way we think things should be
Shoulds... I should be able to walk into a grocery store and not be overwhelmed. I should not have to worry about packaging, food miles, run-off, or concentrated animal feeding operations. I should be able to buy fruit grown in my own state, or at least the eastern seaboard. What good is organic if it's shipped from Chile?
I'm way past nutritional value, way past high fructose corn syrup, way past organic, growth hormones, or free range. I'm at the point of... if I don't grow it myself, milk it myself, or butcher it myself, or if I don't personally know the farmer who grew it, milked it, or butchered it, it might as well be a Kidz Cuisine. I know it seems a bit over the top. I'll admit, it's extreme and obsessive just trying to save the planet
Well, I've decided to suck it up. Since I can't grow it, milk it, or butcher it, I'm gonna have to get a grip.
Be normal. Buy food, cook it, eat it. Not give up completely on my ideals, but life would probably benefit from a little compromise.
I'm gonna give it a go. I'm gonna cook and not think. Cook and listen to Patsy Cline.
I don't know... it's something about warmer weather and housewifely chores. I listen to Patsy on days when the windows and doors are open and I'm cleaning, or painting the porch, or folding four baskets of laundry.
Me & Patsy belting it out with the breeze blowing through the house...
Sweeeeeeeeet Dre-eems of Yooooooo...
Eye Faaawll to Pee sez
So, I'm baking today, instead of buying cookies in a package. Original Toll House.
Organic butter, eggs from my friend's chickens, and the rest... well I didn't mill my own wheat into flour. But I'm getting over that and letting it go. Measuring, mixing, stirring, singing.
Best raw cookie dough EVER
My friend j said you know, they sell that stuff in a tube. And you just cut it up and bake it.