Have you noticed the Roman numeral configuration for 2009? Perfect!
So let's mmix it up.
Here are my food predictions and pledges for the year of Obama (only two weeks to go, pant, pant).
Backyard (and frontyard) farming. I know, it's already happening. But now it will be out of necessity, not just locavore trendiness. It is economically prudent to grow what you eat. And if you raise animals, grow what they eat, too.
Animals. I am not allowed to raise goats in my neighborhood, and I don't even think chickens are allowed here. So count me out, but count so many lucky others in. Urban chickens. Eggs for breakfast. (And don't forget my whack-and-twirl advice.)
Homemade bread. This is nothing new, and even I, the bake-phobe, managed to make a few loaves last year. But, at $6 a loaf, commercially, for artisan bread, I think I'm going to knuckle down and bake even more.
Canning. So many of you already practice this noble art. I have yet to attempt it, but I resolved a few months ago to get a pressure canner. That way I can grow more food during the summer and preserve it for winter. (The chest freezer we bought helps out a lot in the preservation regard, but I must can, so I will.)
The end of granite kitchen countertops. Please?
Frontyard artichokes. (This is a wish, not a prediction.) I hope the two artichoke plants I dug into my frontyard survive and prosper. They died (apparently) last year, but they've miraculously sprung back up, bushier than before. Fingers crossed.
I would add cheesemaking, but I vowed to do it a couple of years ago, and still haven't gotten around to it. I'm quite a bit more inspired now, though.
And many more.