Once upon a time, 18 months ago, I moved to rural Nebraska. I really had no idea what to expect, but if I had had expectations, everything here would have far exceeded them. I ended up meeting and working with incredible people, while making my little difference in helping build healthier, happier, fairer food systems. I’m so glad I got to spend time here – it’s really been amazing.
And now, I’m on to a new chapter. At the end of the month, I’ll be moving to Napa, California to work for a former boss on a start-up restaurant that’s also a non-profit organization. This new farm-to-table restaurant is going to train and employ at-risk youth, who will be cooking, gardening, farmers-marketing, and more. I’ll be doing a little bit of everything – coordinating and training interns, working with farmers, cooking… It’s exciting and terrifying (but in a good way) all at the same time, and I can’t wait to get out there and start!
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The more I got wrapped up in living life out here in Nebraska, the more I neglected this here blog. But now, as I leave, I figured it deserved one more post.
As it turns out, leaving is quite the cooking challenge. Over 18 months here, I’ve stocked my pantry and freezer well enough to ride out about 6 months of zombie apocalypse.
Since settling my plans to leave, about a month ago, I have not purchased groceries. Strange and tasty things have since emerged from the depths of the freezer and pantry, culminating last night with 15 guests and an eat-all-Amy’s-food-and-drink-all-her-drinks Party. Continue reading