|Fro Yo! (courtesy of their Facebook page)|
I'd love to be able to grow our own food, so the food bearing plants that I now have are the start of that dream. I'm currently reading the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, in which Barbara Kingsolver chronicles a year in the life of her family, a year that consisted solely of food products they grew themselves or bought at the local farmers market. If it wasn't a local food, they would not eat it. While I can't go to that extreme, because we don't have the land to grow everything we eat, I can at least do something, by growing our own tomatoes and peppers and making homemade salsa. As Grandma says, "Every little bit helps!"
After our adventure to the farmers market, we went to our locally-owned frozen yogurt joint, The Red Peppermint. One of the things I love about Madison is the ability to eat and shop at local places, so that the money is more integrated into our community, instead of going into large corporations' pockets. The history of frozen yogurt is also interesting. Evidently fro yo didn't become a thing in the United States until the 1970s, as the technology used to make ice cream was utilized for yogurt. Yogurt-eating has been going on for four millenia in the Middle East and India, so we can thank them for the deliciousness of yogurt, and especially frozen yogurt!
To wrap up our day,
my fiance and I made homemade barbeque sauce my fiance made barbeque sauce, and I handed him spoons and put stuff back in the fridge. This is one of those things he has done for a long time, and is really, really good at (Lucky me!). In these next pictures, we were making mesquite sauce.
|Corgi support team!|
|You have to smell the sauce.|