365 Days of Fun in Marriage

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You Love Food

September12
  • Tip # 135   

Then Learn to Work with Food   

If you have a special affinity for good food, learn to work with it. Try creating a small garden of vegetables. You’ll see a world of difference in the taste from purchased food. Food is something we can’t get away from, so create a hobby of doing something with it–besides eating it!   

There are books and videos and county groups which help teach you about gardening–or ask someone to help.

Don’t know how to cook? There are cookbooks designed to teach people who don’t know how to cook.  

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If you have a garden, you’ll be surprised at how much each plant produces. After you haul in your produce, learn what to do with it. Learn to can the food in jars or freeze the food.

Dehydrated fruits are wonderful and not like anything you can get in any store, natural health store included. Fruit leather is easy to make.   

No space for a garden? Try rasing an herb garden in little pots in your kitchen. Fresh herbs can’t be compared to dried herbs which have been sitting on shelves.    

No matter what your affinity is, look for ways to develop and expand it.    

Jack was the gardener in our family. One time when he was out-of-town, I pulled up most of the squash plants because I thought they were weeds. But, we had fun working together in the garden, and I tried to do exactly as he told me to do.   

What I loved doing was the figuring out what to do with the food. We had pickled okra (which Jack and the kids absolutely loved), homemade spaghetti sauces and catsups, many “little red wagons full” of home-grown produce to can or freeze, many types of dehydrated fruits, and fresh vegetables (beans, squashes, peppers, potatoes, okra, tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, pumpkin–you name it, we had it).    

We did learn though not to plant hot peppers and regular green peppers too close because they cross-pollinate and you’ll end up with random very hot parts of normal looking green peppers.   

(Have you learned any passions in working with food–or do you order from the waiter and that’s your passion?)   

~ Glenda (gj)   

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