Today we are celebrating the 64th wedding anniversary of the Dreamboat’s grandparents (aka great-grandma M and great-grampa W).
Sixty-four years is a large part of their lives together. How amazing and inspiring!
It got me thinking about all the changes that they have witnessed throughout their marriage. And being the green nerd that I am, it also has me thinking about how the environment has changed during this time.
To go from a mentality of making things yourself, and using items until they give out (then fixing them and using them again) to a world of never-ending plastic and ready-made foods and disposable items, they have been through a lot of change.
What a difference sixty-four years makes.
I recently saw a great piece of writing on Facebook (of all places). The story is about an old woman who is going through the checkout of a grocery story and using plastic bags. The cashier remarks to her is a rude manner that because her generation wasted so much, our environment has been destroyed.
Last Wednesday, along with picking up our usual CSA veggies from Dalew Farms, we received our July order of organic chickens. This was our first time ordering their chickens and we were very excited to try them.
Obviously there was only one way to taste test the meat:
First thing we did was make a basting sauce:
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh rosemary (gently pressed with a rolling-pin to release oils)
We set the barbecue to 350 and then began the rotisserie.
And by we I mean the Dreamboat. There is something about barbecuing that demands male attention. Continue reading →