Seven Springs Speaker Spotlight: Lisa Kivirist, Organic Cook

| 9/14/2011 2:33:16 PM

Get to know author Lisa Kivirist. 

What are you going to speak about at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR? 

Lisa KiviristI'll be sharing simple, practical tips out of our new cookbook, Farmstead Chef, for organic eating on a budget, offering strategies that celebrate the homespun frugality spirit of our nation’s farmstead roots. For folks who feel overwhelmed by all the expensive organic options there, I'll simplify strategies for healthful food purchases and cooking approaches, wrapped in a philosophy that eating should be a celebrated, joyful act that strengthens our families, communities and spirit with every bite. A range of recipes for homemade and healthier pantry staples will be covered like hot cocoa mix, value-packed strategies for shopping the supermarket and farmer’s market as well as buying bulk and creative approaches to preserving your garden harvest. I gave a version of this presentation at last year's FAIR to a packed crowd and enthusiastic response; I'm honored to be invited back again this year.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with FAIR attendees? 

I'm excited to share ideas for ways to reconnect with our farmstead roots and recreate that sense of independence and self-reliance that fueled so much of our nation's history, but that seems increasingly lost today. We're constantly hit with such doom and gloom messages via the news and media; more than ever we need today to get out of the debt-driven economy and recreate our homesteads for modern times filled with homegrown food, renewable energy and community around the kitchen table. 

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