What is Eating Dirt?
Dirt! It's what's for dinner!
No? Well, not exactly.
But soil brings nutrients into the plants we eat, carries the water they need to live and gives their roots something to hold on to. Without good soil, or dirt, there would be no good food.
My name is Heather Knape and I have been eating food and digging in the dirt for more than forty years. That's me over there, in the scarecrow overalls with the tomato, back in 1979. Even then I was into dirt. Today, as a gardener, CSA member, cook, mother and eater of delicious, healthy food, I still hold dirt in high esteem.
Good dirt is what grows the food I feed myself and my family. Finding a happy medium between foods that they like to eat and foods that I like to eat is quite challenging, as is finding the time to actually prepare our meals and snacks. This blog is about all that: what we eat, how and when we cook it, who likes it and who doesn't. Occasionally, I'll post full recipes for some of our favorite things. We also dine out often, so I'll include posts about that as well.
I am always looking for new recipes to cook for dinner, cookbooks in which to find more recipes, and literature to sink my metaphorical teeth into. If you've got something good on your plate, please let me know! Click to share it.
I support this blog by reselling items from Amazon and through paid sponsorships, though I only resell or promote products and services that I wholeheartedly believe in. Links to items for sale on Amazon are included throughout my posts. If you are interested in sponsorship please click to get in touch.
You can also find me at Food Lit, a group I coordinate for 18 Reasons. We meet once a month in San Francisco's Mission district to eat lunch and discuss a book that is about food, but that isn't a cookbook. If you are local and interested, please join us! You can also follow Food Lit on Facebook, read more about the club in Jackie Burrell's article from the San Jose Mercury News and in Sarah Henry's post on KQED's Bay Area Bites.
I spend the rest of my time working as a freelance writer, editor, photographer and website lackey. Please click to contact me if you are looking for any of those.