everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.


Our family food values…
minimal meat – as many veggies as we can cram in – affordable – flexible – sustainable – left-overs to share!

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I am a born and raised Montanan who has always loved my State’s beauty, community, and land.  Never was this attachment more reinforced than when I left Montana to attend college at Seattle University in Seattle, Washingotn.  It wasn’t that I didn’t love being in the city – the food, the people, the horizon-expanding-ness of it all was an amazingly important and shaping part of my life – but the daily living after I had graduated college and was married just didn’t do it for me.

Not long after my husband and I were able to make the move inland, back to my home State, our family expanded by one very important little man who changed everything :)  We felt it was important to have one of us be a stay-at-home parent if we could make it work financially.  (Go figure that the Computer Science guy was able to out-earn the Political Science and Philosophy major haha)

All of a sudden I found myself a young, A-type, food conscious, didn’t-ever-think-I-would-be-but-surprise-I’m-a-stay-at-home-Mom experimenting with gardening, accommodating a variety of food-values and different dietary restrictions (we’ve managed to acquire a large number of vegetarian and gluten-intolerant friends and family lately), and figuring out how to do it all within a now-single-income budget (enter meal planning).

And thus everyday spectechols was created as a place where I can collect what I am learning about gardening in Montana, feeding my family, and making healthy, sustainable, financially responsible choices about what and how we eat.  My goal is that I can remind myself of what I already know (blerg!) and share my epiphanies with interested others in a way that is at least mildly entertaining :)

That said, here’s to living, learning, and passing on the knowledge!

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2 comments on “about

  1. justafrugalfoodie
    April 1, 2012

    I realize not all bloggers participate in these awards but I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You can read about it on my blog here…http://justafrugalfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/thanks-guys-ive-been-awarded-the-liebster-and-sunshine-blog-awards/ Keep up the good work and happy blogging!

    • Wow thank you so much!!! I’m having such a blast with this blog and am glad to hear I’m not alone ;P haha I always love a little sunshine – looking forward to passing it on :)

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