Unfortunately Alfie had his own idea of what shocks meant.
I stumbled across the (not so) Urban Hennery while hunting up information on raising your own chickens (my two hens have started laying teensy little eggs!) Laura had a neat challenge going: Dark Days. The goal is to fix at least one meal from 90% local ingredients per week. I'm lucky enough to live near Sugar Creek Farm, a large Mennonite population, and a lovely grandmother who taught me how to put up corn and tomatos this past summer, which means lots of locally grown food is available. We also harvested and pickled bucketloads of BEETS which I have no love of. I decided to participate and see if the Dark Days participants can inspire beet tolerance even in this most prejudiced of persons.