My family moved back to my father’s central PA homestead when I was a youngster in 1964. I can remember the wonderful meals my mother, aunts and grandmothers made for me as a child. They cooked for the family with love, care and creativity and I remember the meals quite fondly. Meals in our home, as in most across the US at that time, usually consisted of a meat, a vegetable and a sweet.
For personal and ethical reasons, I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian in 1975. It was only with the patience and love of my parents that I, as a teen at home, was allowed the luxury of being served separate and healthy home cooked vegetarian meals. This empowered me to live my life without compromise or guilt over what I was eating and have remained, with a few years in the mix as a pure vegan, vegetarian.
My main focus with this blog is on the region of Central Pennsylvania. It is sometimes a challenge to make sure restaurants where I eat know what I require as a vegetarian; Amish & Pennsylvania Dutch cook in lard and consider bacon an herb, garnish, and all around staple of their diet.
I’m hoping to share what I am learning as I eat my way along the quest to find a personal balance, challenge the earth’s collective imagination & true indigo.
Any blog with a vegetarian theme is going to be unsettling to someone; meat eaters will scoff and vegans with gasp that I tread the line between hither and thither. I do my best to post accurate information but I am human and make mistakes. If any reader has found information contrary to anything I have shared, I hope they will feel comfortable in writing to the comments section. I will strive to keep my information current and post updates.
My ideas may be inspired by many sources but I strive to keep them original so I claim all responsibility for the content of this blog. Feel free to contact me, Pennsyltucky Veggie, if you have any questions, comments or concerns.