I recently got a copy of Making It by Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen, authors of The Urban Homestead and the folks behind one of my favorite blogs, Root Simple. The book reinvigorated my passion for modern homesteading/home ec, so much so that I immediately jumped into the shower and gave myself the olive oil scrub from page 27. A few minutes later, with my skin feeling amazing, I set about flipping through the rest of the book and decided to set some goals for the coming months. Most goals will be ‘firsts’ that I will continue doing once I start, others are larger one-time projects. I’m going to put a link to this post on the sidebar and revisit it each time I complete a goal, so you can join in on the journey with me.
Put up enough pickles and jams to last through the winter
I'm Matt. I love food. I love to grow it, cook it, eat it, learn about it, write about it, and talk about it. I believe that there are few things more important in life than what we put into our bodies. I believe food should be healthy for body, mind, and planet.
Once, while I was living in Ecuador, I ate some roast guinea pig from a street vendor. It was one of the best experiences and worst stomach aches of my life.