We have decided to become locavores. That is, I have decided to become a locavore and drag my reluctant (What?!? No more Goldfish?!?) family along with me. While on some lengthy road trips this summer, I had the opportunity to read a few books which inspired me to begin this new endeavor. The first was French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon. This educational and entertaining book made me feel somewhat disgusted with our food culture (or lack thereof) in America and started me mulling over some ideas of changes we could make in our family.
In her book, Le Billon referenced a couple from Vancouver who embarked on an experiment to eat only foods grown or raised within one hundred miles of their home, then chronicled their experience in book form. Plenty, by Alisa Smith and JB MacKinnon further fueled my interest in the locavore movement.
The final book, which I am just about to complete, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver made up my mind to take the plunge. Kingsolver describes her family’s journey to eat local for an entire year and includes recipes, meal plans and loads of information about local eating.
My plan is to journal our local eating experiment here in central Oklahoma – can’t wait to get started!
Went to the Jasmine Moran Museum in Seminole over spring break. Thought I’d share a few pictures from that…
Don’t forget, you can click on any picture and view a slideshow with enlarged pictures!
Took a few shots of Noah’s hockey game today – unfortunately, they lost this one, but overall they have had a good season – 6 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie. Noah still loves it!
P.S. If you click on a photo, you can view a large slideshow of the pics!!
Luke and I made muffins this morning – we tried a King Arthur Banana muffin recipe that turned out quite good. They have a yummy streusel topping and the muffins aren’t too sweet. Luke was in charge of “sprinkling” the streusel and filling the muffin cups.
I’m going to try to freeze them individually to use as breakfast-on-the-go. Click here if you want to check out the recipe.