WELCOME TO THIS REMEMBERING PLACE!
Memories of recipes are much the same as my genealogy page.
Genealogy research is interesting, but the stories of harvesting and preserving of such had much more to offer. I pray that these thawed out recipes remain more sublime and extraordinary than the packaged and throw-away hedonism of today. Breakfasts and dinners were foods to make in praise of our ancestral past, mostly in farming and remain strong … if subdued echoes in our present and short attention ed future.
In a Monsanto world, this is hard to do. Whale killing and factory based animal abuses are all foreign to me. We need to make changes, especially in the poisoning or leg trapping of wild animals. I grew up on a farm and learned to kill, skin and prepare an animal. (Much less to shuck corn, snap beans or make winter sauerkraut.) A friend was aghast that I could accept the clubbing of seals. I will explain my position.
Most of our ‘savage’ ancestors’ gave homage to the life they took to sustain their own. Our meat packaging industry does not give us that chance and certainly not a decent ending to most of the meat (animals) we eat.
In my sixties, I have made a huge turnaround regarding meat. So Vegans are roundly invited to contribute their own recipes to this site. If you are channeling Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart this is not the site for you. If you need a laugh however go here.
My answer is to wipe out 75 percent of your meat intake and start learning LENTIL. Soy milk, soy protein. Vegetable smoothies, soybeans and brown rice might go far in preserving a planet population that will be three times the size of mine when I was born in 1950.
I have always respected history and the travails that my parents and grandparents went through. I hope “The cellar” brings back a memory to at least one of my daughters.
We now have an increasing percentage of the nation on food stamps. ** Most of the unemployed then gathered at Hobo Camps, now the homeless simply hide from the statistics. Please read my ending to ‘Smile.’ ** The 15% has grown to 20 percent since the last election.
(C) Herb Senft 2014
The past has room in it for everyone. The present less so and as for the future, that becomes ever more questionable as one gets soylently older. YIKES! Next week I give a presentation on banning fireworks