The art of being Californian, it seems, is to cultivate a loose-limbed insouciance while secretly working away like a frantic ant.

--Richard Fortey The Earth: An Intimate History

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Hello. This is my first time in the cyberworld, and despite my love for cyberpunk fiction (see William Gibson and Pat Cadigan), my computer skills don't extend far beyond Microsoft Word. However, something has changed in my life. Something that has driven me to sound my barbaric yawp over the cold blue tones of cyberspace. That something is produce. Yes, dear unknown readers, I just named vegetables and fruits of the local and organically grown nature. In short, I have joined a CSA, specifically Be Wise Ranch. This experience has driven me from the happy numbers of those who dine out on a regular basis into a woman who not only plans for dinner but dreams and obsesses about it as well. I have over six pounds of random produce I must get rid of weekly; the stress is almost unbearable. So, inspired by Julie Powell's amazingly insightful and funny book (she also had a blog that started it all), I've decided to chronicle my misadventures (possibly in an ill-disguised attempt to a) pretend I am actually sane and b) get published--but I'll never tell . . .).

Enjoy. Or don't (but don't tell me).


  1. Oh. My. Gosh. This so rocks. I have been waiting my whole life for a site like this! I've always dreamed about learning more about CSA, food, Julie Powell, and underground california geology!

  2. I don't know much about CSA, or Cyberpunk for that matter, but this girl sounds so HOT! I love that she used a word like Insouciance...I have no idea what it means, but am turned on by the fact that she uses such words. She cooks, she's well read, and she's doesn't get any better. How's about a picture?

  3. Oops, I just tried to post a comment, but I think I accidentally emailed you...? I can't wait to read of your adventures with produce. You may cook a veggie-filled meal for me anytime you wish. Best of luck, Kirbs!

  4. Kirby you're a natural at this blogging business. When can we celebrate your new found literary outlet with a gourmet meal?