Patrice has asked us to use the theme "Food" this week.
At first I thought how easy a theme to work with- but the more I thought on it
the harder it got for me to decide how to approach it.
Food is so common and necessary to survival and yet complicated socially and emotionally too-
depending on your health, age, financial situation, environment, religious beliefs...
to have or have not- Food is something so basic to living a productive life.
Not to mention how we treat our food and or what is considered food...
as you can see I really went all over the road with this one in my head.
What stuck with me at the end was how wasteful we can be as a species- especially living in a
"wealthy society" where more often than not food is seemingly abundant and there for taken for granted.
I have turned into an intuitive eater the older I get- keeping meals small and as simple as I can make them.
I am lucky to have a garden for vegetables, hens for eggs( though that is changing now that I'm down to one hen) and many local farms that have good farming practices to buy from near by.
I love keeping myself connected to the circle of life through food- growing/using/eating/composting or scrapping for "the hen" and reusing seeds. I like seeing the cattle grazing down the road from me knowing they had a good life before I buy meat to serve my family- above all I try to cook with love and appreciation
for all that I have ...and sometimes I even take the time to play with my food- :)
Please have a look at Patrice's Blog! to see more variations on the theme Food.