Friday, July 06, 2012

Disasters As Motivators...

Like a lot of folks in my region this week, I was blindsided by the storm Friday night that laid waste the countryside and dealt power companies a body blow that's still being healed...My power was off from Friday night thru yesterday at 4pm. That's a very long time for a house that's sealed to within an inch of it's life in the midst of a heatwave. It was still 81 degrees inside this morning after running the AC for 15 hours.

And that means the refrigerator and the freezer contents are lining the landfill. Along with many other folks, I lost everything. The loss hurts financially most of all.

But there IS a silver lining to that: I was able to do a decent cleaning of the fridge without a fuss. And I'm now rethinking how I want to stock that fridge.

I've spent a lot of time here sharing recipes and sharing thoughts about food. I've learned a lot over the months, and one thing I've learned especially is that the lower on the food chain one eats, the healthier we are. I've also learned that real food, whole food, is the best choice.

And I particularly like the quote from Michael Pollan, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It keeps things pretty darn simple. So thinking about what's going back in my freezer is probably going to be based on that. I'll try to keep you posted.

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