reflections on food

growing, cooking, eating, and thinking…

Indigenous vegetables are on the rise in Kenya.

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April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

F5 = 5 := Reflexivity

The concept of reflexivity, as developed by Giddens, refers to one of the processes by which people in contemporary societies shape their lives by taking up trends¬†while at the same … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

F4 = 3 := Principles for Gardeners, Cooks, and Sociologists- Plan ahead, and expect things to go their way.

The Michigan climate and the soil in my garden constrain what I can grow. The needs of my family and the physical location define the limits of how far I … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

F4 = 3 := Principles for Gardeners, Cooks, and Sociologists- The Compost Pile

Leave the soil better than you found it.¬† This is one of the fundamental rules of organic gardening, and an easy one to apply when gardening in the suburbs. As … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

F2 = 1 := Good Food Brings Good Company

I discovered early in life that food has powers. It can soothe emotional pains, and bring to your table people that would not otherwise talk to each other. For many … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment