I hope everyone I meet today likes garlic! Each of the 12 levels of the food dehydrator in our house has a layer of sliced garlic that has dried to a crisp. This is after a night of wafting garlic smells throughout all the rooms and into the garage. Haha! The goal is to make garlic powder….a lot.
I like garlic, there are other things on my list that stink. My nose took a vacation for a big chunk of my life and I had to rely on others to warn me of problems or strange tasting family dinners. It has to do with my early years of loving fish markets, fermented shrimp paste, fish sauce and snacking on dried minnows (or whatever they were). Forty-five years later and I’m not so keen on stinky fish concoctions.
Some of life’s occurrences continue to smell ‘fishy’ …some even stink. Yesterday, I was able to cook in Peacemeals and listen to the 1963 speeches from the ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ and to folks who were speaking to commemorate Martin Luther King Day 2017. The intensity of the words struck chords to a song that I could not sing. I have been part of a prayer group around a missile site, held candles on street corners, stood in the dark along a forgotten track waiting for the ‘white train’, marched holding posters, but nothing very grand. My heart and soul long for the day when all of our ‘stinks’ become a rich smell of ‘dinner’s on the table – everyone’s welcome!’ Ooee – then we’ll have another go at the fermented fish along with the garlic – oh my
We have just enough salad mix for the farm shares this week. The rest of the share should include: onions, choice of potatoes (sweet or regular), candy carrots, a pound each of frozen corn and beans or one of raspberries for the minis and each one for the regular shares. Enjoy!