A while back, a dear friend yelled at me, personal trainer style. He yelled in shouty capitals and tried his best to be bossy. It was quite a sight and frankly, exactly what I needed to get me moving on down the blogging trail. He’s a smart guy. He was the second person to tell me I’m a good writer. The first was my hubs and well, Hubs has to tell me I’m brilliant – that’s part of his job description! That, and I cook his food.

Well, Mr. Smart Guy has a blog. It’s all things local to our little town of Wake Forest. Knowing how much I love to cook and my local/granola tendencies, he asked me to write for his blog, Destination Wake Forest. Every week, I step out of my comfort zone and write for Mr. Smart Guy. I mean this guy can and does edit me – that terrifies me! Did I mention he’s so bossy?!!? But every week I remind myself that he’s a smart guy and knows what he’s doing so every week, I dig deep, muster up my courage and submit another post. My mission is to write about sourcing local foods and how to prepare them in a healthy manner. From time to time I will link up with this blog and share with my tarheelmom family. If you are not local, you can still use the recipes I’ll post. I’m pretty sure you can find grains, meats, fruits and vegetables in your own little hamlet. It goes without saying, when at all possible, support your local businesses and farmers. It’s really important and I hope to show you it’s easier to do than you realize. It just takes a little planning.

Last week I wrote about a local grain mill aptly named, The Grain Mill of Wake Forest. The owner shared his fail-proof recipe for bread. It’s delicious. The recipe makes a double batch, which I kindly shared with Mr. Smart Guy and his family. I think it’s safe to say it was given thumbs up from all parties involved.delicious bread I made it again last night but this time I tried it out with store bought flour – you know, just in case you don’t have a local grain mill handy! When not using goodies from The Grain Mill, my flour of choice is King Arthur’s unbleached white whole wheat flour.

So follow this link over to Destination Wake Forest…read my story, look at my pretty pictures, print out and use the recipe I posted. I think it’ll make you happy. I’m going to go work on my bossy side.

Oh, as a teaser, my CSA starts up tomorrow! 20 weeks of delicious, locally grown organic goodness delivered to my door. It’s a little slice of heaven, full of beautiful tummy filling ideas and I’m going to do my best to share it with you. Get your taste buds ready!!