Can a family eat a healthy diet based only on foods grown and processed in Kitsap County? Let’s give it a try! A cuisine depends on a foodshed rooted in a local economy. Here’s what it takes: cooking from basic ingredients, meeting local farmers, growing some of our own food, learning where and how to shop, storing and preserving what we grown and buy, eating at restaurants that buy from local farmers. End result: eating healthy and seasonal food, supporting our neighbors and the local economy, and reducing our carbon footprint. Delicious!
My home: Duck Hollow, Central Valley, Kitsap County, Washington State. Mailing address is Bremerton but it’s unincorporated Kitsap County.
My watershed address: Dyes Inlet, and more locally, Blueberry Meadows drainage.
My water district: North Perry.
My CSA: Summer 2014 I’m doing a full share from Abundantly Green.
My culinary point of view: fresh local Northwest/California cuisine with Czech-Texan roots.
My garden: the potager has 160 square feet in raised beds with an adjacent Solargem greenhouse.
My livestock: Four cats, one dog, a chicken flock, and two apiaries (bee yards).
My family: my husband Alex, our best friend/housemate Ted, my sister Kallista and my nephew.
Who I cook for: myself, my family, my extended circle of friends, club and other group potlucks.