Sunday, September 30, 2012
After reading someone’s blog about how they are moving towards eating more real food, or at least less processed food, I wanted to share my daughter’s journey.
Several years ago Demelza (or Rose as she's more commonly known) moved back in with us. She wanted to help out and figured cooking was a good way to do so. She looked in my cabinets and said, 'How the hell am I supposed to cook all this from-scratch sh*t?" I laughed and told her : Learn!
We had done “from scratch sh*t” when she was little, but my lamb had lost her way. She had fallen into the trap of equating pre-packaged with quick and easy and cheap.
So, over the years that she was here with us, she began to delve into cooking with real ingredients, developing her own recipes, and learning to enjoy seasonal foods. By the time she moved out two years ago, she was firmly on the 'from scratch sh*t' wagon.
As some of you will know, her husband was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The radiation treatments seem to have done the trick, but Rose wasn’t taking any chances! She has thrown herself into making the freshest foods possible, and using the least amount of pre-packaged food she can!
I have to admit to a great deal of pride when I got a message from her the other day that she had pickled cucumbers and jalapenos and had a jar of each for me.
She has come such a long way, and I will say that I am overjoyed at whatever part I may have played in her renaissance!