- A second appearance on a class panel for the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives: A Food Systems Approach to Cooking class. I persuaded my friend and fellow food blogger Charles to take the class this spring, and he's been blogging up a storm. The HFHL institute is also offering a one credit class this fall: Cooking on a Student's Budget.
- The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread. I've made this "bread" four times now, never the same way twice, and never way the recipe suggests (though I do weigh the ingredients). HT to my colleague Jesse Haas for sharing this! I've been eating it for breakfast almost every day for weeks.
- A moss garden?! Our housemates invited a landscaping friend over to give us ideas about how to make the yard more interesting and less grassy. Staring at a soggy patch of decaying wood chips, I had a brainwave - a moss garden! "You could grow ferns, too," Mr. Landscape added. I have no idea how to make this happen.
- A shift in priorities. I attended a conference of the National Cooperative Grocers Association the other week, and something clicked around Hour 5. I'd been struggling with the feeling that the Hampden Park Co-op board was not the right place for me, that co-ops just weren't my "thing," that I was taking time away from food systems consulting by pouring time into my duties as board chair. But that day, I realized what a boon to my career being on the board actually is. I
couldwill get so much out of my experience by putting my entrepreneurial schemes on hold for a year or two and unabashedly embracing co-op work.
|Photo by Kim Unertl.|
What are you excited about this week?