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Ribbons.... 
 
Jan. 13, 2009 7:54 am 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2009 10:54 am
As I was taking all of the red ribbons off of my Christmas tree I started thinking about all the different ways we use ribbons to stand for causes. You know what I mean... Pink = breast cancer awareness, yellow = remember our troops ,our kids have red ribbon week for drug awareness, etc... I was wondering if there was a specific color to stand for hunger awareness? I did a quick search and found this.  Orange Ribbon :
Meaning: This color is a symbol of leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness

Why is hunger tied in with several other causes? I am not sure. Isn't hunger a big enough problem to have its own color?  Hhhmmm 
 Why are food drives normally just run between Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Aren't people hungry all year long?   
I sit here with thousands of recipes at the click of a button and a pantry full of great ingredients complaining that I can't think of anything to make for dinner.   Don't get me wrong! I am totally thankful for all that I have.  I do ask myself today why I have spent time walking the dogs at the animal shelter and have done roadside litter clean up and raked leaves at the local park but I have no idea where the local food pantry is... Yes,I dropped a few things in the boxes at the local grocery store but that has been the extent of my involvement.  I am going to make a few calls today and see what the needs are and where and when help is needed.   I am a fool for food so why not get involved!
I truly didn't start this blog to end up preaching about causes but more of a reminder to myself and anyone interested that even though the Holidays are over GIVING is a year round celebration!
 
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Jan. 13, 2009 10:54 am
Beautifully said.
 
 
 
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About Me
I live in the northwoods of WI. I always have an ample supply of venison and fish in my freezer! Altho our garden season is a short one, I really like to have the whole family get involved in planting in the spring. I am married to my best friend and we have 2 kids. Hubby and I used to live in Minneapolis,MN but we prefer the rural life. The only things I miss about city living are the ethnic food stores and huge farmers markets...
My favorite things to cook
Canning is a passion! I often have 2 pressure cookers going and I have been known to pull "all nighters" when it's corn and tomato season.. I grill as often as possible and am really enjoying exploring new vegetarian recipes grilled or otherwise. During the winter, (about 7 months here ) I can usually be found making bread and cookies. I experiment with lots of different flavors when making yeast or sour dough breads. I try and not use commercial foods because I want to know EXACTLY what we are eating. My hubby will eat anything,my son is a vegetarian,and my daughter is a picky eater. One thing the whole family agrees on is SPICY!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each year I can about 500 lbs of tomatoes making sauces and salsas. My kids love getting right in the middle of helping chop and dice. Christmas baking and candy making has become a family gathering time. Lots of fun and laughs in the kitchen !
My cooking triumphs
I was about 11 or 12 and I made fresh bread for when my grandparents came. They asked if it came from the bakery in town. I was thrilled! To this day I am not sure if they really didn't know but that statement all those years ago set me off on a good foot for bread making!
My cooking tragedies
I was pressure cooking venison ribs and the pressure release valve "blew" on my cooker! What a mess! I had greasy liquid everywhere. Anyone who has cooked venison ribs knows that the tallow (fat)hardens like wax when cool. I even had to repaint the ceiling from that disaster.... I also have a habit of melting rubber spatulas....
 
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