This week we are celebrating food and relationships and talking about our relationship with food. Right now in my corner of the world in northern Wisconsin we are smack in the middle of a what was traditionally known as the Hungry Gap— where the stored food from the harvest is running out if not gone, the root cellar is getting thin, and the new greens and spring growth hasn’t started yet.
I was loading up my bins with good stuff from the bulk isle at the grocery store yesterday when a woman approached me saying, “Excuse me, but do you know how to use any of these grains and things? I’m trying to eat healthier but I don’t know what to do with any of these.” So I proceeded to geek out sharing ideas for quick and yummy things to do with bulgar, red lentils, oats, and more. “Oh, that sounds delicious and so easy!” She said at one point. Ah, be still my geeky little nurse heart! I love these moments.