music and summer's harvest
From the pages of the Wall Street Journal to the gardens of the White House, from food blogs to supermarket aisles, there is a buzz going around that we need to pay more attention to vegetables, and that 2011 is in fact the year of the vegetable.
If you’ve been thinking about vegetables, there’s a song for that. A really funny one, good for kids and adults both, it will have you singing along in two languages in no time. The song is called Barnyard Dance in English, El Baile Vegetal in Spanish, and it is by Tish Hinojosa. Follow the link there at the title to hear a snippet of it, and look for it on Hinojosa’s album Cada Nino / Every Child.
There are other songs which include vegetables. James Taylor has Sweet Potato Pie, Marcia Ball has Red Beans and Rice, Tim O’Brien offers Cornbread Nation This year of the vegetable and time of late summer harvest might be just the right moment to be pulling up these to listen to.
Once you check out Baile Vegetal, you may never think about those vegetables sitting quietly (it seems) in your kitchen the same way again.
you may also wish to see
songwriter Tish Hinojosa, at Perceptive Travel
My Kids Eat Squid, a resource for learning about food and having fun with your family in the kitchen
for ideas about what to do with those vegetables when you’re not dancing with them (and other practical ideas about ways your daily choices can help the planet), check out the patchwork living blogging bee, a project from Kris Bordessa of Attainable Sustainable and Melanie McMinn of Frugal Kiwi. Melanie has been kind enough to feature this post as one of her favorites at Frugal Kiwi.
a book about a year of eating food sourced locally at
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
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