The Slow Sweet Season

I can say with absolute certainty that I've never appreciated springtime more than this moment. In this blog I've written about snow melting and ice thawing, and the world coming back to life. But I found out the hard way that in Vermont, spring is slow and sweet. There's a lot of mud, rain, even… Continue reading The Slow Sweet Season

Killing and Growing

At its most basic, the story of life on earth is the competition among species to capture and store as much energy as possible---either directly from the sun, in the case of plants, or, in the case of animals, by eating plants and plant eaters." Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (21) January in Vermont. Fog… Continue reading Killing and Growing

Aiming for Real Food

When I was conceptualizing The Scholar and the Savage, I always knew I wanted to avoid making “just another food blog.” With millions of recipe sites and tons of pictorial “food porn," I wanted to offer something unique - something grounded in my English major background, and something that appealed to my interest in nature.… Continue reading Aiming for Real Food