sustainable food

Chicken with Peanut Curry Sauce and Coconut Rice

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive, coconut, or pure peanut oil 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut in 1-inch pieces Salt and pepper 8 ounces frozen cut green beans, thawed 8 ounces frozen pepper strips, thawed (or one pepper thinly sliced – I like sweet red) Note: Pure peanut oil is hard to find, and expensive when(…)

Meet My Egg Flock

Meet My Egg Flock

Philosophical Considerations Carol Deppe (in “Food in Uncertain Times”) argues that survival depends upon access to just 5 foods: corn, potatoes, beans, squash, and eggs. Of course she’s thinking of homegrown produce, both because in “uncertain times” we need to be able to provide for ourselves and because homegrown, organic food is considerably healthier than(…)

Reflections on the State of Society and Why I am Studying Permaculture

Reflections on the State of Society and Why I am Studying Permaculture

My attention has moved from annual crop production to long-term, permanent crop production. I am certain that real wealth will not be found in bank accounts and retirement accounts – which the Federal Reserve is systematically destroying (whether intentionally or out of ignorance and hubris I don’t know, and it doesn’t matter). Wealth is to(…)

I Only Ate One Meal Today…And I’m Not Hungry

I am a couple weeks shy of 60 years old.  Today I ate only one meal and I’m not hungry. That’s very different from where I was 2 months ago, when I was on the usual American 3-meals a day, plus snacks, diet. In my case, those were largely paleo-friendly meals – meaning they were high protein and low(…)

Time Constraints Force a Reevaluation of My Priorities and Methods

Farming has taken on a new seriousness for me, so I have violated my initial principle of doing everything on the cheap. This last summer, for example, I bought a 17′ x 28′ greenhouse. I did get it used, of course, for about 1/3 its new price, and at a third less than the seller(…)

Kim Chee Recipe

Kim Chee Recipe

Kim Chee is a traditional Korean fermented condiment consumed at almost every meal. But why eat fermented vegetables? See this brief post on the importance of including homemade fermented foods in your diet. Then, try this simple, adaptable recipe.   Ingredients: The following vegetables are sliced very thinly and cross cut, when needed, to about(…)