Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Year Thoughts

I hate New Year's Resolutions, but somehow I can’t help feeling melancholy at this time of year. I guess New Year's Resolutions are supposed to be upbeat challenges to get your mind off the doldrums you feel mid-winter, after the holidays and after the kids are (finally!) back in school.

To stop all my ruminating, I'll just jump right in. I start back blogging with a funny holiday story and a short, personal to-do list.

Goose Fat
Michael cooked a goose for Christmas. It was delicious, but as Julia Child notes “Goose has a fat problem.” He removed cups and cups of goose fat during the cooking process, but not all of it apparently. So much goose fat is not good for the plumbing, it turns out. After an emergency service call, the plumber, of course, blamed the “wife” for putting grease down the sink. My husband couldn’t find it in himself to own up. Nonetheless, the kids are asking when we can have “cracklings” again. All in all, a triumph for Michael!

To Do List:
  • Catch up on Food Reading: namely, Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
  • Learn more about the local food movement, specifically my "local" NYC food network and distribution system.
  • Make connections and get word out about
  • Start our sister site:

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