Tuesday, April 20, 2010

dear meghan, i was wondering....

with the exception of calling a bowl of frozen raspberries and a mug of chamomile tea "dinner" the other night, its been a fairly calm week chez rathwell. a few days ago, our family of three even managed to take in some sunshine while sitting on a patio, enjoying a cold beverage and eating yam fries. i'd say that we're approaching normalcy, if i believed in such a thing.

( finn highly recommends the menu)

my reason for writing today however is not to talk about my food frenzies, but

since starting to blog, i've realized the immense opportunity that exists for dialogue, learning and community building, right here at this very web address. while i enjoy the cathartic nature of my writing process, i didn't expect that i would be on the receiving end of your heart-warming, juicy, and insightful muse. i love it, and think it would be selfish to keep you all to myself.

so in honour of all of us who like to eat, write and wonder what the heck we're doing,
i'd like to offer a little dose of nutrition Q & A.

i invite you to email me with questions of the food-based kind. at the whims of my sporadic nature, i will dedicate posts to you and your questions. i hope to adjust my sails according to the volume of correspondence i get and evolve my blog to meet the interest of the reader-folk. but for now, lets consider it practice-mode. oh, and please know that your emails to me are confidential and i will not be posting any names or information that discloses your questioning self.

to get you in the spirit, i'm including a recent exchange i had with a friend after he read one of my posts. in it, i had named myself as an advocate for "whole foods." he writes....

Q:" what does whole foods mean?"

A: " whole foods is a term used to describe fresh, alive, REAL food found in its natural state rather than reduced to separate components. whole foods retain their vitamins, minerals, enzymes and can therefore offer you the optimum amount of vitality. like oats with all the fiber and gritty goodness rather than quick oats designed for microwave cooking. whole foods have their little food souls intact."

Q: "does this mean i should eat the feathers?"

A:" no, but a regular shaking of your tail feathers is encouraged"

serious, silly, personal, ...lets start talking.


  1. i have two simultaneous reactions to this:

    1. what a fabulous idea! hooray! you're amazing!


    2. nonono! i really really love hearing your personal stories. i enjoy what i learn on your blog- yesterday we had eggs and i made sure a certain two-year-old ate the yolk first- but i love that i get to read it in the context of a well written personal narrative.

    so... i think it's so wonderful that you're offering your readers a chance to ask questions, but i also look forward to more wonderful information in the context of your day-to-day life. :)

  2. Hey! I just found your blog while perusing around the net and I think you're very talented at writing and you nutrition info is very informative. Your blog is a joy to read!! :)