Farming

0CE92D8F-FF7B-4CFC-A7E9-A0B1492F6501“You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭104:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Farming

Agriculture is a major industry in the United States. Having grown up on a family farm, I appreciate all the labor and “luck” that goes into the production of food crops. Many of us take for granted that the grocers will have an abundance of food whenever we desire it. Over the years, the number of small farms have decreased, particularly in my region of the country. We rely primarily upon the large farms for our food production. Our technology and innovation have allowed this transition to mass production; but lest we forget, God has blessed us with the necessary conditions for crops to flourish.

tacos al pastor

BCDB4E36-AC52-4121-ADCD-D50575809548So tonight my daughter (whose art is featured) and I ate tacos al pastor at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Little did I know that this dish is often the best on any Mexican menu. (Thanks sweet daughter) Lebanese immigration to Mexico started in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1892, the first Lebanese arrived in Mexico from Beirut in French ships to Mexican ports. They brought this recipe to Mexico. Grilling a vertical spit of stacked meat slices and cutting it off as it cooks was developed in the 19th century in Ottoman Turkey. This is döner kebab, which is the origin of tacos al pastor, Middle Eastern shawarma, and Greek gyros. Now I understand why I like them so much!!

Sushi

272CAE0C-0676-4405-BD23-00A366ECDD9EMy favorite food is sushi/sashimi.  In my perfect world, I would eat it everyday.  Not sure how raw fish gained such popularity, but I am definitely on that train 🍣
Is it health food or a health risk??  My theory is my stomach acid should kill any contaminates.  Besides, it is yummy so I take my chances, usually at Osakas in Richmond or Osakas in Bristol. (No business affiliation)
Salmon and tuna are my preference!  Can vegetables really qualify as “sushi”?? Throw on the soy sauce and wasabi and maybe so😜