Friday, July 11, 2008

Tying in with my post about money and food and such, check out this interesting slideshow.
It shows families from different countries all over the world, with their groceries for the week, as well as how much they paid for them. Very interesting to see which countries eat a lot of grain, lots of prepackaged, fresh, etc. The amounts spent per week were surprising.
And, this really cool interactive map. Click on the month and the state, and a list of produce that is in season will pop up, as well as recipes for each particular veggie/fruit. I was just wishing for something like this yesterday!!

Thanks to Green Style Mom for the links!


  1. Check out the book "Hungry Planet" if you want to see more like that. We have this book, it's fascinating.

  2. Thanks, I needed that. The slideshow is amazing. I'll be linking to you and it soon in my blog. I'm going to retire from the working for a paycheck world in 10 weeks and have been thinking about how to reduce our food budget by cooking from scratch, etc. I'm really convicted about all of the convience foods and soda pop we eat and drink. That has to stop. Not just for the money issue but for our health and the health of the land that God has given us.
    Your stair project is brilliant.
    How brave of you to post a picture of you on your other blog and then publicly keep track of your weight loss. I'm just not as bold as you. I need to lose 70 pounds and keep saying that I'll do that when I retire. We'll see.
    God Bless

  3. Oooooh, thank you for the interactive map!!! I am bookmarking that site!

    I just finished reading, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver, which I highly recommend. From the book, I realized I want to try to eat more local, seasonal food (rather than strawberries shipped from CA or South America in January). We've just moved to a new state so I'm unsure of their produce season, but this map will help a lot! :)