Friday, June 25, 2010

the Odyssey part 1

We rolled into Tahoe City last night at about 12:45 a.m. after a long day getting the house cleaned, the car fixed, the family packed, and Steve's phone ringing and buzzing well into the evening.  Food should be interesting on this trip.  Unfortunately, we've missed the Thursday farmer's market in Tahoe City which in the past has been more than adequate to get us what we need. We've started the morning with a bowl of oatmeal and some dried fruit--vitamin D and Omega 3.6.9 for the kids.  The goal on most of our trips to Tahoe is to not have french fries the entire time here, Steve and I are also going to try to skip Gluten based on a nutritionist's advice this past week.  I'll let you know if we manage to avoid them.  While I know there are some options for food in Tahoe--New Moon Grocery and Dragonfly in Truckee and Tahoe City, Fat Cat Cafe in Tahoe City, Spindleshanks in Kings Beach, Mikuni at Northsar (I'm dying to try Traci des Jardin's place, Manzanita)  and Mamasake at Squaw Valley--it's generally difficult to just go out on the fly and eat well.  Our trip will include stops in Mammoth Lakes, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, and finally home to Corte Madera.  It should be interesting!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Start of Something

Here I go.  Friends of mine know that I have been talking about this business idea for a while.  It came from the frustration I face every day about food choices I make, am forced to make, am too tired to make.  I feel I should have the choice to be healthy simply by eating the foods around me.  I shouldn't have to take supplements, pills, or dietary additives that will make my fat disappear, make my skin clear up, or calm the jitters and headaches because I've consumed too much or not enough of something.

I would love to walk into a store or restaurant where the ONLY choice I had was to eat well.  I realize that means different things to different people.  We all can't eat the same things with the same success as others. Age, genetics, blood type, metabolisms, are all things that have to be taken into consideration in order to live successfully.  Many times, foods our grandparents ate are the ones we find ourselves going back to with the most success.  Not always, but most times.

This blog will chronicle the life and food of the Crane family in California. None of what I post can be taken for medical fact unless I happen to reference it appropriately.  I am not a trained dietitian, medical doctor, or physical therapist.  I cook a lot, read a lot about food, use homeopathic medicine a lot.  These practices have kept our family generally free from illness for the last 2 years.  We get a little sick, we get better.  The children have only had to go to the doctor for vaccinations or annual exams, and neither my husband or myself got sick this last winter with anything more than a cold. 

I hope what I have to say helps you and your family...