Lets be honest…
The Lethbridge Veg. A vegetarian in Lethbridge, Alberta? A city that is surrounded by one million cows, and perhaps just as many rednecks?
“But don’t you miss meat?”
“What do you eat?”
Well, maybe I should have called it “The Lethbridge Veggies” because I know there are a few of us.
This blog was born as somewhat of a coping mechanism. Yes, I grew up here, eating meat and potatoes. But as my narrow little mind began to expand in highschool, I found PETA. I look back and laugh, because they are now one of my least favorite animal rights groups (actually, I don’t know if I can say I even have a favorite animal rights group.)
And after only one failed attempt, I officially became vegetarian in grade 12. And I haven’t yet regretted it. It forced me to learn how to cook, because my family sure didn’t want to try. And some of the first dishes were pretty gross. I could go through the list of arguments for being vegetarian, but really, there are a gazillion other websites out there that can do that. I do it because I want to, its my choice and the purpose of this blog is not to convince the “non-believers” (because honestly, as a ‘non believer’ of other things, I’ve experience enough sales pitches).
I also started the blog because I realized how lucky I was to live in Edmonton for five years where there were many vegetarian restaurants and menu options. Heck, they even have a society that gets together once a month for a mega potluck!
I also really enjoy gardening; and as this blog has grown, I find that is what I have been sharing the most of. We live in a unique landscape that can tend to make gardening a challenge- so each season is a learning experience! In fact, one of the first things my husband and I did when we moved into our house here was to dig up most of the sod in our backyard to plant a garden. We grow and preserve a lot of food, and maybe one day, we’ll have a real farm.
So, in a nutshell, the purpose of this blog is to share- information, gardening tips, recipes, foraging journeys and bits of everyday life in Lethbridge. And of course, if you are not vegetarian or a gardener, but are even mildly interested in these topics, of course you are welcome too!
So if you’ve got a suggestion, want to write a review, share a recipe, tell us your story, whatever, drop me a line!
You can also check out my creative side at my etsy shop where I create handspun yarns, and knitted & crochet garments!