I will start this post by saying thanks to Hanne, Sharon and Court for putting together a food blogger meet up at Blue Plate Diner last night. It was fantastic to meet everyone, and we're looking forward to the next one!
I was talking to a couple people last night about the chicken that has been sitting in our freezer for the past couple weeks, and I suppose the greater debate... every time I open our freezer I look at it, think about eating it, then run over the veggie vs. "I live in AB" debate in my head.
My personal debate started a few months ago but it's really been with me more since listening to Jon Steinman at the Deconstructing Dinner iWeek session a few weeks ago, and other sessions about the CSA Grain Project in Nelson, as well as an info session about farming in Alberta.
Isabelle from The Little Red Kitchen (also at the meet up last night) recently started eating meat again for similar reasons. I read her post on this a few weeks ago, and it definitely added some more fire to the "I live in AB" side of the debate. I think the chicken posted below will likely be headed for the oven some time next week, and thankfully Isabelle has posted a roast chicken recipe that looks to be a good re-start in my encounters with poultry.