Why Groundcherry? They are a small fruit, from the physalis family, that I enjoy very much. Symbolically, they represent one neglected food that is rarely available commercially but was once an important garden product. Groundcherries are enjoying a revival, and you’ll find they cook and store well in addition to being a great snack or salad addition. They offer a tropical flavor (pineapple) via a temperate plant. Enjoying locally grown “tiny pineapples” represents the creativity and variety that is available in a healthy but delicious local diet. Deprivation is not necessary!
I’m a person who believes in a lot of things, has a good number of opinions, and a handful of skills. I’m
currently exploring now even pretty good at an involuntary gluten free diet. As a single person, I also work to adapt recipes and other food conundrums to serving one person. Eating sustainably is an important element of my kitchen, so you’ll find that many of my recipes are low or no meat and I try to focus on in-season and local foods. My education includes training in nutrition and food systems, so I bring that aspect into my recipe selection and thoughts on our food system. While blogging, I’ve lived in Boston (2006-2012), West Virginia (2012), and am now at Cornell pursuing a PhD in community nutrition.
What you’ll find here:
- recipes and meal ideas
- stories of gardening
- thoughts on our food system and sustainable living
- the occasional rant (complete with warning label)
Feedback and requests are always welcome! Please note that I cannot offer personalized nutrition advice and any dietary changes should be discussed with your health care provider. The point of my personal blog is to explore food, recipes, and the food system.