Welcome! To The Harvest Potluck!
I am so pleased to have everyone drop by and share in this joyous “foody” occasion. Let me take your coat and feel free to place your dish on the table. Oh my! Does that ever smell good!?
I have been collecting blog articles that have been posted about food this autumn. I have posted a few recipes since I came up with the idea for this fund raiser and learning tool. Just like any potluck – one needs to expect potluck. And just like any party one must expect variations on a theme. The theme for this potluck was LOVE Food.
I have been reading about food for months. I am eating to heal my body. I am studying the politics of food and am astounded by how much money is involved in the food industry.
I love to eat, slowly and carefully and enjoy the flavors of the food. I do love food and the vast majority of what I eat, I prepare. Much of the last 25 years, food has been how I nurtured and healed my children, a way to love and nurture myself, and fuel to keep the fires burning and keep the pace.
I do not enjoy gardening, and have been involved with gardens for most of my life. I do love eating local and organic and knowing the “who” that produced my food. I saw my Depression Era parents gardening, putting food by; cooking together and they were a loving team in those efforts. Because of their team effort our plates were never empty – but full of their love and concern. This was the tradition handed down to them; it was the foundation of their generosity.
I believe because of the cycle of life and the seasons, we look at food carefully this time of year. We wish to share what we have and to warm our insides – nourish the darkness to come and sustain our time indoors – encouraging stories and friends with food offerings.
Thus I came to this fundraising EBook idea – to make sure lots of children have food and medical needs cared for through UNICEF. I put out the invitation and have been rewarded with a feast to place into this book….
So let us now partake of the online potluck and postings…grab a plate and I hope you enjoy these food adventures ….
Some of these food posts are just posts where I paused, read and enjoyed – some are offerings to go into the EBook for UNICEF donations.
Grab a plate. You go first…
Jannie at Jannie Funster, celebrated the first storm and power outage with this great cooking feat of fun.
Even Zen Habits got into the food discussions early.
Vered of Blogger for Hire fame posted this offering early in the month and folks are reporting in on how they fared with using the recipe for events. Rave reviews!
Julie of Random Meanderings got into the spirit of colder weather and posted this recipe to go into the EBook primarily because she wanted to share in the EBook fundraiser for UNICEF. Thank you Julie for your enthusiastic response.
Tracy gave 4 recipes for the EBook and sent us her mother’s lovely Korean Salad and pictures of her hands showing us “how to”.
Pete and Betsy of Passing Thru went in search of their food and how to locate local CSAs, produce and benevolent meat cutters. Such good ideas about how to gather and eat locally.
Gena, of Choosing Raw, surprised me with a cooked food recipe. This site is primarily a recipe book every post. I have made about 15 yummy things from her offerings and not been disappointed yet.
And then I savored Gena’s post about “What Food is NOT” which fed the need for contemplation and emotional release.
There I hope you feel satisfied by the offerings and may I get you anything else? Coffee, Tea, water?
These are just the Potluck entries and there are lots of recipes and pictures for the EBook. A Number of the submissions are from people who do not have blogs…
I like the good conversation the very best, your thoughtful comments greatly appreciated and enjoyed.
I want to thank all the folks who sent in submissions, I will work as quickly as I am able to get the EBook together and available for downloads. If you are still working on a recipe to submit, please feel free to do so as I am about 8 recipes short of “great” EBook. Thank you so much.
Now that I am fueled, back to working on the EBook.