Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day!!!
Just wanted to say a little Happy Mother's Day to My Mom!
My amazing mother, who was organic gardening before it was hip, who insisted on always feeding us natural food. She always says that being a Mother was all she ever wanted to do, and it is something she has been very successful at. She is the queen of multi-tasking and a full-time mother.
She is such a loving, nurturing woman, and everyone loves being at our home, and eating her delicious food. What's more impressive is that she's taught herself everything, from how to start an organic garden to how to make the best birthday cake ever! The house always smells like some amazing baked treat. Her early influences have definitely shaped me into the person I am today, food-wise. I grew up in a house where tofu and kale are commonplace, where steak come from a cow we purchased from a ranch down the street, had locally butchered, and stored in our freezer all year long, where eggs are delivered weekly from a family friend.
[check out those diapers!! Cotton diapers, what a chore!!]
I haven't always appreciated all that she did for us-I used to beg for "real Mac&Cheese" (aka the neon orange Kraft variety). And weeding the garden was a chore I disdained. But as I grow older the more I appreciate all the things that she does for my family every day. My friends used to love stopping my the house after school for chocolate chip cookies and milk. Our home was always free of "fake food." No aspartame, no faux meats, no "diet" foods, no white bread. I love eating the pickled green beans, salsa and jams she cans every fall. She has been very supportive all my food decisions, welcoming vegan and raw lifestyles with open arms. She recently discovered that she is gluten-intolerant, and it has been neat hearing about all the new food products she's discovering. I am very fortunate to have a mother who insists that its worth paying for for organics, and who can always tell me natural, alternative cures to anything that might be bothering me!
I just wanted to say thank you to her for all the support and love that she gives me. Happy Mother's Day Mom!