A Lack of Surplus

For breakfast I ate (what else?) rutabagas with ground beef and sage. I find it interesting that I am still able to enjoy these simple ingredients so much even entering week five. True, I’ve turned on turnips, but they were on thin ice at the outset. Generally, I find each meal I eat immensely satisfying, and I...

Rabbit

Don't worry, I'm not resorting to small game as a major source of sustenance. If I were, I'd be gearing up to quit in a few days when I hit my 15% weight-loss limit. The lack of variety in my diet is boring though. When I saw this rabbit sitting still on the frozen streambed, I thought,...

A Gray Area

I have stumbled upon a gray area in our rules that I did not account for at the outset. Last night I received a gift of a big tub of yogurt. My neighbor drives trucks for Chobani and brought me five pounds of plain yogurt. Chobani is huge and he did not actually make the yogurt, nor did...

Firewood

Despite the title of this post, no, I didn't go so far as to require all my food be cooked by wood. Modern stoves are convenient and time-saving and believe it or not, I do plan to do things other than feed myself this year. Yesterday, while chopping several lunches worth of roots to roast,...

The Cows of Winter

In a previous post I mentioned that I don’t think I’m particularly prone to anthropomorphizing the livestock. While I do think they have states that vary, I doubt very much these are similar enough to the commonly understood meanings of the words like “emotion” or “mood” to make them useful. But not ascribing to cows the...

Food Item: Carrots

The background carrots are straight out the root  cellar, the foreground guy has been washed. Washing before storing tends to shorten the shelf life of roots. Carrots are a staple around here. I don't know if there is anything to the commonly held 'wisdom' that the vitamin A precursors called carotenes are good for the...

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