Category Archives: food

Wherein I discover what a “horseshoe” really is

It seems like an easy enough question. When I saw the word “horseshoes” on a menu in Springfield, however, I was stumped. Many different regions have delicacies for which they are known. You’ll never have a better pork tenderloin sandwich than one in Iowa. Philly has its cheese steak sandwiches and Chicago has deep dish… Continue Reading

Apple Picking or Laundry?

I’ve written about apple picking numerous times, and so this Spin Cycle prompt about apples was going to be different. I was going to post an apple craft, or maybe make my favorite apple pie recipe. On Monday, Lily and Emmy didn’t have school. For the past few years, when the girls have had a… Continue Reading

#GrowYourFood, and then #ThankaFarmer

Do you #growyourfood? It seems to be one of the hashtags of the summer on Instagram, in my feed at least. And I think this is a very good thing for a number of reasons. For one thing, I have never bought a grocery store tomato that tastes as good as my uncle’s homegrown tomatoes.… Continue Reading

Simply Put, I Trust Our U.S. Farmers

Apparently Chipotle has had a carnitas shortage, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune business section today. Even though carnitas, otherwise known as pork, is my burrito filling of choice, I haven’t noticed. I haven’t been too fond of Chipotle’s marketing strategies lately and haven’t eaten there for a while. Chipotle is now using… Continue Reading

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