For those of you who haven’t heard – Mabel’s Labels is having a contest to send one lucky blogger to New York City for the BlogHer Convention (http://www.mabel.ca/blogher/blogher+home). To enter, you need only to write a short blog posting in response to the following hypothetical situation:

Electrical storms are going to wipe out the Internet (perhaps forever). You have one day left to write about your passions: what do you want to say to the blogosphere in 300 words or less?

So here we go:

Goodbye my Foodie Friends!

This may be my last chance to blog for quite some time – a scary thought I know! But before this storm wipes the internet clean – there is one last thing I want to share with you.

Food! It’s glorious, nurturing and delicious. But it is so much more than what you put in your mouth. Food connects us – with our world and with each other. Think back, at least half of your cherished childhood memories involve food. Whether it be sitting around the dinner table with family, going out for your first fancy dinner or the grand adventure that was making breakfast for your mom on mothers day.

Food plays a significant part in how we show love, sympathy and kindness. And it is slowly slipping away from us.

We have stopped passing on the art of food and cooking. Gone are the days when a child would spend the better part of a Sunday afternoon watching their mother as she cooked a meal for the family. Today we rush out the door and hope to remember to pick up pizza on the way home. Then, exhausted, we sit down to eat in front of the TV or computer.  

As a family we are losing precious time with loved ones where we could be learning and sharing together.  As a nation we are losing the knowledge of the generations before us. As a species we are becoming sick with processed foods and chemical additives.

It is time to find ourselves once again. Dust off old cook books and LEARN TO COOK! With REAL ingredients. Then pass it on – teach your children, friends and family. Not only will you be making amazing food but you will be making memories that will last long after the last bite is finished.

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