“What in the world are you going to do with a big bag of flour?” That was the question we got from the couple behind us in the checkout line a while back, and that single question has bothered me ever since. Have we, as a society, turned so far away from our roots that we don’t know what to do with a bag of flour?! Now, I know that this most likely doesn’t speak for the majority of people, but it is becoming more and more common. We are becoming a people of convenience and losing the art of cooking from scratch in the home. I know I've already talked about the WHY to cook from scratch in a previous blog, but I thought I’d share some thoughts and tips on HOW we can hold on to those roots a little tighter in our homes.
There is so much talk in the world today about organic food, gmos, preservatives, etc. Everywhere you look there seems to be someone telling you how bad certain ingredients are. I’ll be honest…this is not one of those articles. I want to tell you why I love to eat meals from home, food that I’ve made from scratch. It’s not only about eating healthy, it's about ENJOYING what I eat! There are few things more comforting than a good home cooked meal, or better yet, a scrumptious homemade dessert! Mmm…makes me smile just thinking about it. Like so many others out there, I really love good food, and in today’s world that often means out of someone’s own kitchen and made with love.
by Jared Neibaur
As I have been working on my little farm lately, I have become aware of a battle inside of me. It is a battle between a modern lifestyle and a more simple down to earth lifestyle. Unlike the fairy tale battles of good and evil, this is a fight between two sides of myself that each has some good and evil. Watching this battle has revealed an astonishing truth. I have been wrong about what actually brings true happiness to my life and I'm sure I'm not the only one who was deceived.