For the last few months I’ve been posting recipes most Mondays. With the exception of around Christmas time, most of my recipes have been the kind that take advantage of seasonal food. It occurs to me that I haven’t really talked about that much and, in fact, it may not have been the slightest bit obvious.
If you’re reading via RSS feed, you may not have noticed that I’ve added a few links to my blog’s menu. One has to do with why Christians should care about the environment and another talks about local food issues.
To me, these are joined. I’m not a whacko environmentalist by any stretch, but I do believe our Earth is in trouble. The little bit of recycling I do doesn’t make a significant difference. My choice to buy something with less packaging or to buy locally grown food rather than something trucked in doesn’t make any real difference, either.
So why do it? I think one of the biggest reasons the local food concept has taken off in a big way is that it’s something we can do that makes a huge difference in our own lives while doing something real for the environment. Most of our other choices don’t have a visible payback (unless we have to pay by the bag to have our garbage picked up). But choosing locally grown food provides actual benefits to our bodies, our local economy, and, ultimately to the Earth.
If you’re interested in reading some columns On Being Green by Yours Truly, I’ll be posting on the first Wednesday of each month on Nicole O’Dell’s Choose NOW website. That means the first post will be this Wednesday. I hope you join us! While you’re there, check out the other columnists. Lots going on!