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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Shortly after I started this blog, I realized I better finally read the local food treatise “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.” Since Barbara Kingsolver wrote one of my favorite novels, I’m not sure why I hadn’t read it earlier. But now I have, and you should too. I’ll admit I took to skimming certain parts, as she waxed on about the superiority of local, organic food. But for the most part it was informative, funny and inspiring, as her family set out to eat almost all local food for a year. The whys behind that decision were eye-opening, as she and her husband laid out the negatives of our current food system: tasteless grocery-store vegetables, wasteful use of fossil fuels, the overabundance of pesticides and the superbugs they create, loss of heirloom varieties and the fact that most of us have no idea of what it takes to get food to our plates. Besides helping me rethink produce, the book has challenged me on factory-farmed meat. But I won’t get into that here, at least not today.

One of my favorite parts of the book were the seasonal recipes and meal plans written by the author’s daughter, Camille. So when we got almost all the ingredients for one intriguing recipe in this week’s CSA, I was eager to try it. It made a full plate of food and didn’t disappoint.

You can find the original recipe for Eggs in a Nest here. I give more exact measurements and scale it for two  in the link below. But first, check out the action shot captured by my husband:

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June 10, 2008 at 12:20 am 1 comment


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