So COVID-19 changed everything in 2020 and that includes how we think about food. More people are baking, scouting out recipes, preserving food, eating at home than ever before.
Yes, it's a good and reasonable thing to do. It is also stressful for those of us who love fine restaurants and the cooking of chefs or, as my late, wonderful cousin Linda used to say, "I think Sam Walton makes a perfectly acceptable pound cake."
Perhaps the only downside of living at a place like Stargrove is that good restaurants, fine ingredients, and good food itself are pretty far way. We live 30 minutes from the nearest grocery store; thirty minutes from a non-chain restaurant. That is slowly changing in our small community but yet it does add an element of uncertainty to meal prep. We eat 'from the farm,' mostly vegan, no processed or packaged food or white flour, though there are times I think I might knock someone in the head for a diet Coke and a bag of Doritos, for the most part we behave.
I am still working on making the perfect biscuit. I think it's going to be a lifelong quest.
In the meantime, I'm making some vegan cinnamon biscuits.
It's time to get the coffee started. I'm glad that UPS delivers Starbucks.