Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tara, Making It Happen!

This is Tara, a good friend of mine and part of the amazing young duo you hear about on the blog all the time. I only met Tara this past winter, but her and Tyler have become fast friends. I feel lucky, honored really, to have them in my lives. It's not often you meet people you feel instantly comfortable with, that you just click like two parts of a timber frame. I can't imagine not having them around. I'm selfishly glad they moved to Veryork. Real glad.

Here's a summary of their story in case you aren't familiar with them: young married couple travels the world for two years on bikes, comes home to America and realizes they can not return to the life they left behindm, chooses to leave suburbia, move halfway across North America, and build an off-grid homestead in Vermont. They are lovers of games, good music, and smart as whips. They make this farm and my life better. And now, the Amazing Tara is publishing a beautiful cook book of photographs, recipes, and stories from life on the wild road. They learned quick that ramen noodles and mac-n-cheese were not going to be their travel staples and so they learned to eat local and fresh foods across the world and preparing them over a simple one-burner stove. The book she is publishing is about bicylce touring sure, but really it is about eating well wherever you are. It would be a great book for anyone, regardless of their interest in travel or bikes because the heart of it is lessons in simple, wholesome nourishment in a world few people take the time to stop and free camp in.

Support Tara. She's great. 'Nuff said.

Read her blog post about the cookbook, here for information on how you can become a part of the Kickstarter Campaign.