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Eat the Leaves

Posted by: on Feb 11, 2012 | 7 Comments

Eat the Leaves is about combining my love for food and literature. After long lists of word combinations, ridiculous alliterations, and outrageous word play, the saying “read between the lines” lead me to “eat between the leaves.” I enjoyed the double and hidden meanings: things left unsaid, implications, secret ingredients, edible leaves (spinach, kale, lettuce), and the leaves of a book ready to be devoured. However, as my mother wisely pointed out, “eat between the leaves” is a long name for a blog. At her suggestion, I shortened it to Eat the Leaves.

I have spent the last three years exploring the food system, my personal health, and how I can make a difference each day. Initially, my explorations lead me to change my shopping habits and my diet. However, I quickly decided to pursue a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. A degree that offered opportunities to learn about organic and conventional farming, agricultural sources of pollution, food politics, and fostering community food systems. Through Eat the Leaves, I will explore the current food system, sustainable and healthy alternatives, recipes, and poetry.

7 Comments

  1. Lyn Burnstine
    February 19, 2012

    Lovely blog and valuable concept, Hali. I look forward to reading more.

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    • Hali
      February 19, 2012

      Thank you very much, Lyn!

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  2. Mom
    February 20, 2012

    I love the poem! And, the leaves. I’m really growing to love my kale juice, especially since this winter the kale has been so good. I guess it likes this weather.

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    • Hali
      February 20, 2012

      Thank you, Mom! The poem is a wedding present to my good friend Jenna and her husband. :) And thanks for the title suggestion. I think it really works.

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  3. Betsy Rogers
    February 20, 2012

    Congratulations on a Lovely blog, Hali! I Love your poetry… and I love that you are including gorgeous photos…(eye candy!) And I am sure I would love your recipes… if I ever learned to follow recipes… on the few occasions I cook! I’m sure I will be tempted to try one….

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  4. Kerri Carpenter
    February 23, 2012

    This is so cool, Hali-poo! What a great idea and concept. And I love the name!

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    • Hali
      February 23, 2012

      Thank you, Kerri. I’m very excited about it. And I hope you will continue to enjoy the recipes, articles, and more.

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