Monday, January 11, 2010

Well, here it is, blog post number 1 !

New Year resolutions are looming large - making them is easy, keeping them not so much.
One of mine for this year is to eat more responsibly, a la Michael Pollan's recommendations. Practically speaking, our ( since I do most of the cooking, my resolutions for what we eat are also the default resolutions of the Captain as well), resolutions are to eat less, more vegetables and less meat, meat and eggs grown humanely , and less processed food. This last one means I have to give up my "fat-free" half and half , having recently discovered that it's second ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup!!
The Captain sent me this great link:

You can enter your grocery store, select a product and find out which are grown humanely. This week my focus is the egg and avoiding eggs from chickens raised in those horrid cages, overfed and over-medicated!

We recently had some very fresh eggs from free-to-roam the Vermont country-side chickens. They had amazingly brilliant yellow yolks, almost orange. No more sad chickens producing eggs for us!
The Captain wants to raise chickens, mostly to amuse our adorable grandaughter. We're investigating some way of containing the birdies while still allowing for wandering about. I've agreed to this chicken venture as long as we get some that produce those beautiful speckled eggs.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your new blog. It's looking wonderful already! The switchplates are a great idea: I love practical projects - why should we have to put up with boring-looking stuff?

    RE free range eggs - I've always opted for these, simply on the theory that a hen's gotta do what a hen's gotta do (scratch, peck, flutter around) and a happy hen results in a happy healthy egg. Which has to better for you.

    Looking forward to more great posts.


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