Good morning readers, I just want to make sure you saw the GREAT NEWS in the Real Foodie world the other day?
Guess how lucky we are? Look what's opening soon in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan: an all organic beer and food restaurant!!
- I shared this on my Facebook the other day, a little conversation between the kids and I… Me: “Darn it, butter exploded in my purse.” Kids: “Why do you have butter in your purse?” “You just never know.” “Mom, you're like Elf – he carried maple syrup everywhere he went, you do that with butter!” It's just plain WRONG how many restaurants I find myself in (on vacation or with family or whatever) where they don't even have REAL BUTTER!!! I try not to be snotty, truly I do, but sometimes I find myself saying, “Wow, that's surprising, it's so 1980's to not serve real butter…”
- Do you love mixing up your grains like I do, and not always eating plain old wheat? One of our new sponsors sells a grain called, Einkorn – I hadn't heard of it, but I still have so much to learn. (From what I hear they also have amazing cookies, too!)
- I can't wait to hear what you all think of this one: New York City Seeks to Ban Big Sodas from Restaurants and Food Carts. Too much government involvement or a good way to limit soda pop consumption? I tend to believe that anyone who would drink those HUGE pops might just be willing to buy two pops instead of one big one in the event that they are banned… (Once again, thank you Colleen for keeping me armed with great articles like this one for my Monday posts!)
- Carey sent me the following article with these comments, “I came across this article in the May 2012 Discover Magazine that I thought you’d find interesting. It’s very good – until the last paragraph! Guess we can’t have everything! Going Old School to Fight Hunger.” I thought the last line of the article was downright depressing. How can someone so smart like that author, end with such a pathetic comment?!
- My online friend, Kate, has asked me to ask you to read a little about a good friend of hers: A few weeks ago, one of my close friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 28, and she has three small children (her youngest turned 1 in April). She opted for a double mastectomy, hoping to avoid chemo and radiation. Her surgery has left her unable to care for her children for a while as she recovers. Her husband cannot afford to take time off work, and neither can her parents (beyond the initial week or so). She’s needing to hire babysitters to help care for her children until she is able – and if her scans don’t come back good, it may be much longer, if she undergoes chemo. She’s a “real food” mom so this all came as quite a shock to her family. If you can help them in any way, please go to her site for donation links, etc.