If you are moving your family's lifestyle toward a more relaxed, more thoughtful and more sustainable way of being, you'll find this book to be full of insight, grace, and most importantly, inspiration. Inspiration to try something new, something memorable, something meaningful or just something simple and gentle. But best of all, something that is within reach today, wherever you may be in life.
Ms. Baker's story documents her family's ten year odyssey from September 12, 2001 to the present, providing an attainable, hopeful and ultimately joyful read about one family that grows up post-9/11 to build deep knowledge and strong bonds with one another, with their community, and with the red-clay earth that provides them abundant food and life changing experiences. Documenting their journey, it chronicles the seasons, the food cycle, and life in the suburbs. Simple, easy approaches to meals are included, as are fun things you can do today (like grow sweet potato slips from one sweet potato and harvest as many as nine pounds just a few months later). There are also factual sidebars, "Woes" and "Wows," that chart both pitfalls and progress toward a safe and sustainable future. This is a book that can be read by month, by section, a snippet here and there, or as a story - I love that! Not to be missed, especially if you are a mom, is the section entitled, "And into this madness came the monkey origami."
As the ten year anniversary approaches, Food for my Daughters beautifully honors the memory of 9/11 and offers a meaningful gift for the season.