A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Dear Children: Not all food comes from the grocery stores.
I think it's wonderful when kids learn where real food comes from; that is, when they engage in projects of picking and home-processing produce. I therefore enjoyed seeing the facebook blog from my niece, Michelle Chung, where her children visited an orchard, picked apples and made applesauce at home. And when I read the following excerpt from Michelle's post, I know the lessons learned here will be life-long and invaluable to this child:
Today, Morgan was my helper and did everything from washing apples, pressing them in the Sauce Master and ladling the hot jars.
The Chung Children, and a friend, ready to pick apples.