Eating seasonally and simply

animalvegetablemiracleSadly, I don’t read very many books these days. In fact, I’ve only read two in the past year! But thankfully one of them was a book that has completely changed my life:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

The book is a memoir about Kingsolver and her family who spent a year living on a farm, eating off the land or buying only locally grown provisions.  Kingsolver walks you through the year, month by month, discussing the ups and downs of farming, which vegetables are in season and why it’s important to eat organically and seasonally in order to avoid pesticides and food miles. She also provides the occasional recipe for simple but tasty meals.

Reading the book made me long for a more simple life, one spent on a farm, enjoying time with my family, appreciating the land and the food it makes. It’s a wonderful book filled with Kingsolver’s famous wit and warmth, and I could not recommend it more highly.

-Courtney

4 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther | October 8, 2009 | Reply

I’ve heard so much about this book — I guess it’s about time to read it!!

2. Sarah | October 8, 2009 | Reply

This is one of my all time favorite books. Actually, I love all of her books, but this one definitely registered the most with me. Despite loving some of my materialistic things, this read does make you put it all in perspective in a non threatening way.

3. Kara | October 8, 2009 | Reply

Totally agree. Loved this book and think everyone should read it. Really makes you think 360 about your food, how you live you life, and your families impact.

4. Polly | October 8, 2009 | Reply

Sure I will read this book.
I am right into the No Impact Man from Colin Beavan, = 1 year living making no impact for the planet and in New York city please!!!
Came out this september…. I recommand it!!!

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