So, I need to get something off my chest. I had a discussion with someone recently who said I should let everyone know when I’m using organic ingredients so as to get a tighter niche market for my blog. This person didn’t understand when I pointed out that I don’t want to limit my readers or make them feel like the things I cook are unachievable for the average family.
Let’s face it. Not everyone can afford organic flours or organic fruit and vegetables. But in all likelihood, they can afford to buy flour and fruit and vegetables. It’s called a compromise. My blog isn’t about you eating organic or never eating a square of chocolate again, because there are enough of those blogs out there. It’s about cooking together, getting your kids interested in food and getting them to try new things, extending their taste buds. You would be surprised what kids will try when they can sneak it from the chopping board.
That’s why when I say “flour” I don’t say “organic flour milled in a unicorn powered mill from wheat collected by magical fairies”. Mythical beasts aside, I’m focused on wholefoods and homemade. Not on organic food only. As I said, I’m not a smug foodie.
Don’t get me wrong, we eat a lot of organic food but I’m not pressing that onto anyone. I just don’t feel it’s necessary. There are bigger fish to fry- like cutting down preservatives and additives by showing people how to make their own versions of the packets and bottles that line the supermarket shelves.
If we want our kids to have a good relationship with food we have to be their best teachers and to do that we need the best teaching materials. Those materials are wholefoods. You will find that by buying the base product (for example popping corn instead of prepopped corn) you will save money and you control the end result and what goes on it.
I don’t ever want anyone to feel threatened or overwhelmed by the food I cook and post, the ideas and recipes should be accessible to all and should help you to make food for your family that they will enjoy and that comes from wholefoods.
So help me out, leave a comment below telling me what you like about this page and if it has encouraged you to try something new.