“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” ― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
We, as women, are powerful. As a historically untapped source if strength and love, it has been awe-inspiring to watch our gender bloom over the recent years, uninhibited by fear or hate. On this day, more so than any, I would love to bring to light the women in my life who continuously push me forward.
“The intention of voluntary simplicity is not to dogmatically live with less. It’s a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.” -Duane Elgin.
“But how will I eat cake if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?” ― Marie Antoinette
“Did you ever sleep in a field of orange-trees in bloom? The air which one inhales deliciously is a quintessence of perfumes. This powerful and sweet smell, as savoury as a sweetmeat, seems to penetrate one, to impregnate, to intoxicate, to induce languor, to bring about a dreamy and somnolent torpor. It is like opium prepared by fairy hands and not by chemists.” ― Guy de Maupassant, 88 Short Stories
If baking is any labor at all, it's a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation. -Regina Brett
“James Joyce once called Guinness stout "the wine of Ireland." Indeed it's one of the most successful beers worldwide. Ten million glasses of this ambrosial liquid are consumed with great gusto each day.” ― Rashers Tierney