This was some of the fresh foods that came from my garden this past summer.  We did not have a great summer, so I feel lucky to have gotten what we did grow.  There was fresh herbs, Italian Flat leaf parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Mint.  We also had fresh Lettuces, Kale, and Swiss chard.  Plus a few bowl fulls of fresh beautiful tomatoes.  Hoping next year will be warmer. I wanted to show this picture from our garden produce  to show what we did to contribute, to eating wholesome, organic foods...hence this post. I saw a video that touched me deeply.
I first saw this video through one of Karen's, Heal Balance Live, list of blogs called the Healing Fork. I absolutely had to do a post with this video.  It is something I feel so strongly the video includes my hero, Jamie Oliver. Please check out Megan's site, to also see the video posted called "Farmaggedon", ohhh lord have mercy, what have we come to?? This is informative. This is educational...this is something everyone should know about....and please forgive me for, I am about to get really INTENSE  for a moment.  This is insanity.  Honestly, is it not about time we take action? Is it not about time that changes are made?? All it would take to get the ball rolling is to stop eating fast food, buy organic meat once or twice a week, fresh fish once or twice a week, and then eat other nutritious vegetarian meals in between, get in the kitchen and buy local, fresh food.  I have lots of different recipes to share on my please, help yourselves. It is all about sharing.  I no longer shop at stores that only sell steroid, antibiotic, chemical laden meat.  I do my best to buy from local farmers, and as much organic as possible.  The more we support local farmers, even the smaller farmers, the better our food, the better the nutrition, and the better it is for the farmer, the better it is for all of us.  Everybody wins.  Let's get closer to the source of our food. It becomes a win win situation.  Don't you agree?
This past weekend, we had another dinner with my son and his girlfriend.  They are continuing to cook from Jamie's Cook Book - Jamie's Food Revolution.  I could not be happier.  They both share the kitchen duties and cooking.  They have also discovered how much cheaper their food bill is cooking from scratch.  They rarely eat at fast food restaurants any longer, because they both agree, home made tastes so much better.  The more people we can get cooking in the kitchen the better.  The more we support local farmers, the better it is for everyone.  Can you imagine a world, where there is no longer fast food?  A world where we go back to the land, for real, real food?  That is my idea of heaven. Lets keep spreading this word, this idea, this concept of back to the land and eating real food.  Food without chemicals, food that is grown naturally without pesticides.  How delicious and healthy this world will be! It really is about a Food Revolution.  Go Jamie Go! Please pass this the end we all win!

Ina Gawne
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3 comments on “REAL FOOD”

  1. Thanks so much for this. This might sound weird, but I spent the first few years of my life in Naples, then travelled around the world. Now I'm living in New Zealand, with my Chinese wife, and son we had whilst in Japan! Truly internationalized, eh? Anyway, I've been trying to rediscover the smells and tastes of my youth with some authentic Italian recipes like these, best I've found so far! Thanks again, I'll see if I can add the feed to my google reader tonight, though my son usually does that for me!

  2. You have had some great foods fresh from your garden! I just have a mini garden on my window sil like fresh saldas, fresh herbs, I have hade home grown cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes & yellow bell peppers.I loved it a lot! There is nothing better then fresh produce from your own garden!!
    I also tagged you over @ my latest post & asked you 10 culinary questions!! Come over, Ina & check it out!

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November 9, 2010