This site is a scrapbook of thoughts on cooking, gardening, and traveling that spans a decade of intermittent writing.
As a thoroughly “city” person, I am still a little in awe of things-that-grow-from-the-earth.
I grew up in Toronto, amid the suburban traffic and the manicured lawns, and as a teenager moved to the high rises and minibuses of Hong Kong.
I began thinking about farming and agriculture in 2006 just after college and dreaming up ways to be more thoughtful about how I ate. This blog grew out of early and earnest experimentations with public writing and produce, having no idea what to do with a CSA box of veggies and needing to write my way through it.
This blog grew out of early and earnest experimentations with public writing and produce, having no idea what to do with a CSA box of veggies and needing to write my way through it.
Over the years, my husband and I have lived in Hong Kong, traveled the Trans-Siberian Railway, moved to Oregon, started gardening, and bought a home. The blog itself, though patchy and sparse, collects little food and gardening projects that have sprung up since 2006, even as my writing and contexts have changed.
What is it now?
THIS IS EDIBLE continues to be my online house for reflecting on the goodness of every day things: cooking, eating, growing, weeding, tidying, keeping things going another year.
The older (or more tired) I get, the more these small acts seem like prayers. They are the substance of our life, aren’t they? The irretractable fabric that takes us from season to season.
So here’s to the goodness in eating and growing.
Alison / @thisisedible