If there is one thing in my life that I'm passionate about, it's knitting. But truthfully, I am also passionate about food. I love it. I love how food can heal, soothe, inspire, revive, and unify. When my dear husband pulls a freshly baked loaf of bread out of his wood-fired oven and we eat it (after the requisite 20 minutes for the steaming process to finish) warm with butter, fruity dark olive oil, or nothing ... it is heaven for me. I feel as though eating food made with integrity and honesty can be a truly spiritual experience.
I have the luxury of easily buying organic and local produce. I have the time to prepare healthy and, most of the time, yummy meals for my family. My life is filled with food that feeds my soul as well as my stomach.
I give regularly to some favorite local and global charities (Heifer International and The Central Virginia Foodbank), but here is a new way for the blogging community to lend a hand to combat global hunger ...
Food Bloggers all over the world (including my favorite Brandon Eats) are raising money for the UN World Food Programme through Chez Pim's Menu for Hope III. When you donate, you also register to win some excellent food prizes! Click on Brandon Eats or Chez Pim for all the low down on how your passion about food can help stop someone else's hunger.
Food bloggers raised $17,000 last year for UNICEF and this year, in just 4 days, they have exceeded $18,000! There is one week left for donations, please contribute.