wwiifoodrationing.jpg Livejournal user Peacock Harpy and her family have decided to spend the next month following the UK's World War II food rationing rules, using a set amount of products that were available during the war and cooking as many WWII recipes as possible. She's buying as much locally-grown produce as she can but also trying to grow vegetables at home in a Victory Garden, just as the public was encouraged to do back in the day.

If you've read memoirs or historical novels set back then, or have talked to someone who lived through the rationing, you know that most people spent the entire war feeling hungry all the time—and Peacock Harpy happens to be going through the hungriest part of her pregnancy! I'm looking forward to keeping track of both this and Rebecca Blood's Eating Organic on a Food Stamp Budget project this month as concrete examples of how to be more creatively mindful of what and how we eat, and how the food choices most of us get to make are privileges that many other people have not had and still continue to do without.

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