I am a long-time nature/outdoors lover born and raised in NJ and transplanted to FL and ME. My interest in fresh food launched some 40+ years ago with the birth of my first baby. She was full term and healthy, but tiny, weighing in at 5 lbs. 10 oz. I vowed to feed her fresh, home-made food, and so the odyssey began.
We lived on a mini farm – just 5 acres, and I created the most self-sustaining environment I could conjure. We milked goats and raised some of our meat and veggies. I baked bread and made yogurt. My children moaned that no one would trade lunches with them because their sandwiches consisted of home-made peanut butter and jelly on home-made whole wheat bread, an adolescent’s version of yucky.
I wrote Recipes and Life at my daughter’s suggestion to share some of our stories as well as kitchen tips and tricks developed through the years. There are also 50 recipes gleaned from friends/foodies who value whole food. I feel fortunate to offer a glimpse of my passion for home-made and home-grown as well as embracing what Mother Nature has to offer.
I’ve heard from my readers that they want more, so I’ve hatched an outreach plan via this blog. I invite you to share your favorites – delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare.
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