I thought I already posted to this blog, but as I am checking my posting dates, I discovered I only thought about all the things I wanted to share about food issues this month. Sorry about that. I really have been thinking about what I need to share here.
I came across a link to a really great COOKBOOK I first discovered when it was created years ago. It is the first "real" cookbook for low-income households that I have ever seen... and it is beautiful, with great recipes and information about good food that doesn't cost much. The author is Leanne Brown and she has a webpage to share her works.
I found a free PDF of the cookbook I knew about, and then another free PDF of her first cookbook about cooking from scratch. Find them here :: leannebrown.com
You can also buy real copies at Amazon.
I have been looking for a pancake recipe this month because I made some syrup with my blackberry juice, or attempted to. I hope to make them today and/or tomorrow. Pancakes can be frozen, but her recipe uses bananas in a great way. I will try applesauce if I make them today, bananas if I make them after I get to go food shopping (maybe today).
What else am I discovering...
I am trying to remember...
I am creating my own bread recipe again. I have it almost figured out. I am experimenting with different kinds of flours now. I was working on my income options this morning and I think I may start listing RECIPES I create for $1 as a digital file. That will cover my fees just to try to sell them and payment fees and leave me a small amount for myself. Maybe it will help me with all my income needs. I think my bread recipe may be the first one. :-)
For CHRISTMAS this year I am going to give some great magnets about growing your own food. I tried to find a copy to share here, but there is no access to the photo for sharing. You will have to go to the site and then the SHOP.
The MESSAGE :: Growing your own food is like printing your own money.
I like it. It's the only thing I would buy from his shop. I tried to share my thoughts about his language issues at the shop, but it didn't seem to do any good. :-(
I found them at RonFinley.com when I discovered his earlier efforts with urban food issues in the LOS ANGELES area. He made a TED talk somewhere when he was trending online. You can find them with a search or at YouTube.
It's hard for me to recommend anyone with a lot of bad language issues, but I am sharing this here because the magnet is a great item to share in your greeting cards, maybe with some seeds to encourage immediate activity. Container plants work inside, or planning for the next garden. SEEDS lasted thousands of years in tombs, so I think last years seed will work somehow. I save seeds from my food and hope to plant them if I ever get my own space.
I grew up in the Los Angeles area so I am deeply attached to some of the issues there. FOOD is a huge issue in urban areas, especially for poor families. There are few options beside the neighborhood store.
I hope you visit these spaces and explore them for yourself... (adults only).
I would love to know what recipes you try in Leanne's cookbooks... then I will be encouraged to try them, too.