Early summer is cherry season. My favorite way to eat cherries is in a pie. Many people have negative associations with cherry pies — but that’s because they’ve only eaten storebought cherry pies. There is nothing like a homemade cherry pie. Especially with a crust made from scratch with lard and real butter and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I made this pie for my extended family tonight in Ohio and everyone loved it. They ooohed and aaahed. Which is what you want when people are eating your pies.
Archives for June 2009
I’ve loved Julia Child for as long as I can remember. She’s always been an inspiration, and let’s be honest, a hero to me. Today I’m very proud to be featured as the official Blogger of the Day on the new Julie & Julia movie website. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the film, which premieres August 7th. Not only for my love of Julia Child, but also because it looks like a fun movie. Plus, Meryl Streep is one of my all-time favorite actresses. I am also a fan of Julie Powell’s wonderful book, Julie & Julia. Blogger Julie Powell ambitiously cooked and blogged her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days, and lived to write a book about it.
We Americans love our deviled eggs. They are the perfect compliment to summertime foods like hamburgers or hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad. Pastured egg yolks are rich in vitamin K2, which helps to prevent heart disease and build strong bones and teeth. I’ve added salmon roe (fish eggs) to these deviled eggs to boost the vitamin K2. Fish eggs are also rich in K2, and are a sacred food in many traditional cultures, reserved for parents prior to conception, pregnant and nursing women and children.
In the United States today, there are more prisoners than farmers. We have less than 5 percent of the world’s population, and almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners. There is definitely a pattern here. We’ve seen a massive reduction of American family farms and rural communities along with an astronomical rise in prison populations. Some say the reduction of family farms is not accidental, but systematic, planned and executed by large corporate and government interests. Is NAIS the next step in the elimination of small farms?