reflections on food

growing, cooking, eating, and thinking…

F5 = 5 := Non-human agency

In the garden as well as in the field a multiplicity of actors intervenes to create the landscape we live in. Honoring non-human agency is an easy task for the … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

F5 = 5 := Embeddedness

Embeddedness is an abstraction that speaks to connections: the ones we know and accept, we cherish or loathe; the ones we are not aware of; the ones we want or … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

F5 = 5 := Gardening, Cooking, and Sociological theories

I garden following some fairly abstract principles. A garden is already a very specific representation of a large set of beliefs the gardener holds on what is proper, what is … Continue reading

February 28, 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

and this is my first post!

This baby came out of the garden few years ago…

June 4, 2014 · 3 Comments