April 27, 2010 Pam Mehnert, general manager of Outpost Natural Foods in the Milwaukee, WI, area, had an ‘Aha!’ moment and decided to challenge herself: stay out of the middle aisles of the grocery market, keep away from processed foods and over-packaged goods, and make from scratch all her meals and snacks. Her initial blog post (less than 2 weeks ago), Here’s How It Began, is a good place to start with her on this journey, or should I say quest?
Along the way I’m sure she’ll meet up with those who want to woo her back to convenience, question her own sanity about such an adventure, and bump into other folks attempting to do the same. So far it’s also been great reading the comments. Many good suggestions from folks already!
Personally I’ll be reading with interest how she progresses, and secretly hoping she’ll make it to next April intact, with many wisdoms shared, and perhaps evolve into a beacon of light that might help others through this fog of ‘edible food-like substances’, cooking from scratch, and getting beyond convenience foods of all types.
Best of luck, Pam!