Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekend Re-cap

This weekend was quite productive for me. I was able to:

1) Can the walnut butter that I had made
2) Bake 2 loaves of bread
3) Make 4 quarts of chicken stock
4) Read, cover to cover, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan.
5) Catch up on sleep.

On #4, I recommend that everyone go as soon as possible to the library or bookstore and pick up this book. The food that we eat is a subject that needs to be sorted out and I think this book goes a long way to clarify things.


Anonymous said...

Greg-I totally can't believe you have a blog, that's GREAT. Love the walnut butter...can't believe you shelled all those walnuts, goog lord that's a thankless job! Love your site, will visit often...take care and hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

hi greg,
how is your non-processed food commitment going? I think that is really great, but how will you cut out box potatoes, tofu, etc.

Greg said...

Cathy - I'm glad you found me. Good luck in Oregon, your blog offers me daily entertainment.

Sparsh - things are going well with the commitment. I have to differentiate between what Marion Nestle calls minimally processed foods and highly processed foods. Things like bread, wine, beer, tofu, and yougart are minimally processed foods. I think they are great. It is the highly processed foods, like chickenless nuggets and boxed potatoes that I have eliminated.
So far, things are going well - I feel better than I used to.

I hope all is well at school - I listened to the DC vs. Heller argument this morning... any thoughts on how it will be decided?

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Sarah Bradley said...

I've had this book on my list for a while. Thanks for reminding me about my need to read it!