The Garden and Cookbooks

March 25, 2009 at 3:00 am 3 comments

The Garden:
@matthewharris tweeted this great map of the White House garden this morning. Impressive.  Someday I would like to have a garden of my own, but I suspect it will be on a smaller scale.

Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman of The Atlantic agree that the new garden is great, but would like to see it taken one step further. Should the Obamas add a flock of chickens to their garden?

Books:
Another cookbook aimed at flexitarians like me was just published this month. Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planet by Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond was mentioned in the New York Times, along with three of the book’s recipes.  Definitely adding it to my “to read” list.

That reminds me, I have The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life by Dawn Jackson Blatner sitting at home.  At first glance (which is really all I’ve given it) the book seems a little overwhelming and features too many specific plans for my taste (I’d rather just have a cookbook), but I’ll give it another look and let you know what I think.

All this talk about cookbooks reminds me that I really need to get back in the kitchen.  I’m not sure where I’ve been spending all my time the past few weeks, but it certainly hasn’t been cooking.  However, my lunches are becoming increasingly depressing and I’m ready to try making some new stuff.  One thing I know, I’m making another version of the granola bars.  Food shopping after school, we’ll see what comes out of that!

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3 Comments

  • 1. Matthew  |  March 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    When you get around to doing your own garden, you should definitely include tomatoes and beets. They were suspiciously left off the White House vegetable garden plans.

  • 2. Em  |  March 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    No tomatoes?!
    How could you have a garden without tomatoes?!

  • 3. ThirstyApe  |  March 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    The Flexitarian Diet is a really simple and easy lifestyle guide. You will like it. It has more than 100 recipes so if that is all you are looking for then you will also be happy.


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