It is impossible to buy raw milk butter. If you drink it, you know how hard it can be just to find raw milk. Raw milk butter? Out of the question. Thankfully, butter is extremely easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes.
I have been receiving a great response to the blog from people sharing their experiences with food budgeting, and I LOVE it. It’s so encouraging to hear tips from other people and stories of how people made it work, even when times were hard. I haven’t been able to respond to each of you (limited computer access, and all) but I hope you will stay engaged and continue sharing. I think being a good listener and being humble go hand in hand; I know I have a lot to learn about being a better steward of our food spending, and I will try to listen to other’s stories as much as you have listened to mine. Thank you for sharing your journeys.
How much money do you spend a week on food? When I discuss this question with people, I inevitably get frustrated, because people always tell me a figure that seems unreasonably low. In our house, we budget; we keep track of every dollar; and we know exactly how much we truly spend on food each month. And, let me tell you, it is hard to spend only $50/week on food for two adults.
Wow. Is it really over? A whole year has passed, and what do I have to show for it?
My favorite thing about summertime food is how easy it is. Everything is fresh and abundant. Flavors abound everywhere. People get excited about real foods, raw foods and local foods in their most natural states.
I. Love. Cooking. And I have missed being able to cook these past few months. Between moving and being pregnant and giving birth and taking care of my newborn, I have been able to do very little cooking since I started this blog post 47 weeks ago. Well…I’ve at least not been able to do nearly as much cooking as I’d have liked.
Our baby was due this week, and I was distracted with other things, so I did not post the picture in time. So: here you go! Foods from Week 40 with our CSA:
It’s easy to think of food, diet and eating as something we should do as opposed to something we enjoy. I would encourage you to not make food decisions from your head, but from your gut. It will be easier, it will illicit a more permanent change, and it will simply be more fun for you! There’s already enough to stress you out with your busy schedule; why add “food choices” as a stressor.
The days are getting longer. The food is getting greener. And my belly is getting bigger. All these things excite me to no end. They are promises of a full summer. They are promises of birth and renewal. They are foreshadowing of light and warmth.
This week I’d like to take you on a picture tour of the Terry’s Berries CSA and farm store. Enjoy!
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)