A few weeks ago I went home to Maine to visit my family, including my sister who was home from France. I had just finished reading “Aninal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver and while I was home I read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. The benefits of eating locally and organically were fresh on my mind and this was certainly helped by my Mom’s garden. In Maine it was still cool enough to have fresh lettuce. I also made up a cocktail with fresh mint and lime concentrate- ‘mohito style’ you might call it. But certainly reading both of those books (though I recomend Pollan’s over Kingsolvers) has made me much more aware of where my food comes from even if I can’t just walk out to the garden and pick it myself.