I love food. All of it. For me, taste is definitely one of the pleasure senses and when the sweets roll out – forget it! But it is not just sweets, I truly love the taste, the color and the texture of food.
I am always looking for some scrumptious recipe to expand my repertoire. I am not a foodie, though. I am not the person searching for unusual or weird (to me) ingredients. Maybe I do not even know what it means to be a foodie! I just like good food.
Growing up in the mountains of Virginia, everyone had a garden. I grew up with a love of fresh vegetables. We all took a part in gardening, even as children. From preparing, to planting, to weeding, to harvesting and to preserving, food was important and mostly provided from our own work.
We did not eat a lot of meat that I recall. We usually had a big meal on Sunday which would include a meat dish accompanied by a lot of vegetable dishes. But there was also a pot of pinto beans on the stove to get us through the week.
Even in winter, vegetables were plentiful from the glass quart jars resulting from hours of arduous preserving by my grandmothers. It strikes me how far we have veered from that way of eating. Even things like cornmeal and meat were sourced from small local farms and mills.
Speaking of mills, the other day I was looking for buckwheat pancake mix in the grocery store. I was unsuccessful although I did find buckwheat flour. This sent me on a search for a recipe to make buckwheat pancakes — soon to be served in my kitchen. (I wrote an entire post about breakfasts prepared by my grandparents.)
Yes, I find food Scrumiddlyumptious, a word coined by the beloved Roald Dahl in “The BFG”. (I see WordPress thinks this is not a word, but it is a word in the Oxford English Dictionary!) I only need to readjust my portions of vegetables Vs. Sweets, a lingering malady left over from my holiday chocolate binge.
Speaking of food, I wonder what scrumptious thing I can fix for breakfast?
This post is part of Linda Hill’s Just Jot it January, an annual event to encourage writing every day for the month of January. Today, the prompt word scrumptious was supplied by little ole me.