Half Baked: Adventures in Feeding My Family


Our family consumes a lot of food.

We are, after all, a family of six. But you might be thinking: Come on, how much food could four little girls possibly put away?

You’d be surprised. I’m surprised, because whatever it is they’re eating, I can assure you that it’s not dinner.

To give you an idea, in the average week our family goes through: two bunches of bananas, two loaves of bread, one gallon of milk, two dozen eggs, two packages of bacon, six sticks of butter, and roughly 40 apples. Cartons of berries of any sort disappear after one meal. Two of my daughters can devour three packages of dried seaweed snacks in a single sitting. This week, I baked five dozen chocolate chip cookies; they lasted three days.

One could say that many of our lifestyle choices have been determined by our family’s diet.

Click here to continue reading about the agony and the ecstasy of my sourdough starter in this week’s “Faith in Vermont” column in The Addison Independent. 

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