Joining a meat-share is a wonderfully tasty and healthy way to consume meats. It's a commitment to buying a variety of fresh from a local farm, drug-free, meats (I get an assortment of lamb pork beef and chicken). I've actually learnt that meats, like vegetables, are seasonal! The farm I get my meat-share from is a small family farm, certified organic, cows/lambs grass-fed, chickens and pigs pasture-raised. It's a beautiful friendly thing: supporting small-scale farmer and small-scale licensed abattoir.
Subscribing to a delivery service like Front Door Organics is the easiest way to keep up a healthy eating lifestyle; and a way to support the environment by making a commitment to eat local. Regardless of how busy our lives get we can count on a biweekly infusion of nutrient rich foods into our home. I think it's better to focus on what to eat rather than what not to eat and this is a fool proof way to do it. Our diet goal: eat all the organic fruits and vegetables. We get the basic fresh box and eat whatever is in the box for that week - no substitions (but of course that option is available for those less daring). It's a way to be adventurous with foods by having a system set in place to try new things, and a means to commit to an environmentally and personally healthy lifestyle! (When I lived in London Ontario I subscribed to Express Organics.)
|Tangled Garden - jellies|
Finding these jellies was absolute magic. A paralleled edible luxury I have yet to find. This is my gift, my knowledge of its existence, that I wish to share with you. The Tangled Garden jellies are divine and yet so lovely and honest and perfect. I eat the tiniest smear with cream cheese on a bagel or cracker or anything that inspires me. It's a a moment of edible luxury for me. The flavours so full and rich and yet quiet. I can't explain it. Magic. Or perhaps more like a really good secret. You can check out the website and recommendations for use, including flavouring oils, vinegars, or as the secret ingredient for marinades.
I tasted a lot of them at the One Of A Kind Show and chose a lovely 3 herbed jelly wooden crate set of hot jellies; savouring the second jar right now. And yes, they are to be savoured :-) They make such a beautiful gift too.