They say it's good luck to eat black-eyed peas for New Year's. Now that I am on day three of eating them, I'm thinking maybe they are right! Anyone's guess, but a few interesting things are afoot that I seem to be stumbling on.
First, there is my crazy concept for an urban garden/CSA/nutrition center that does the "super supper" kind of ready-made real food for low income families. Well, I stumbled on a revolutionary school and social services campus that will be built in my city. I sent them the idea and offered to help connect them with local resources if they are interested. Maybe it will work, maybe somebody will make it happen. I'd like to see such a program!
Back at the Kid's Cuisine site I blog for, I wrote a review for a new book by two doctors called Food Fights. A great resource for parents. The authors found the review and asked if I would be interested in collaborating on a project with them and Kid's Cuisine. How cool is that?
Now, if my copy of the new Pollan book shows up today, that would be icing on the cake. Maybe we all could use some black-eyed peas.
Black-Eyed Peas and Smoked Ham Hock
Looking for this recipe? It will be part of an upcoming book with Ali at Cleaner Plate Club.