Provide Chain Disaster; A Brooklyn View

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has labored as a securities lawyer and a derivatives dealer. She is presently writing a e-book about textile artisans.

I apologise for the lacking textual content. The put up launched earlier than it was prepared after which I used to be locked out of my wifi so I couldn’t end nor edit. my textual content.


There’s been numerous sturm und drang on the worldwide provide chain disaster. A a lot overdue evaluation off varied multi-decade traits. will  in line with CNN is simply going to worsen. The global supply chain nightmare is about to get worse

This drawback has but to hit us right here in Brooklyn, though I suppose it is likely to be prudent to preemptively replenish on some necessities corresponding to bathroom paper and different gadgets we would miss – of which, there aren’t many. We’re fairly self contained and self reliant right here. I suppose it comes from spending numerous my time on the highway, travelling, engaged on varied initiatives. With a laptop computer and suitcase handy, that makes for a small footprint .I’ve carried over my habits now in NYC, the place I’ve brrrn marooned by the pandemic

Once I see provide chain chatter, what I fear about most is meals safety. This is a matter I’ve mulled over usually with varied pals and contacts in the course of the pandemic. To date, our worst fears haven’t been realized. Nonetheless, throughout earlier phases of the pandemic and as I wrote on the instances,  I  took steps to ensure my nearest and dearest —  my mom, and one sister, planted their very own gardens.

Over the last yr, I finished worrying about this drawback -perhaps prematurely. Right here  now in October in NYC, there’s not a lot I can do to deal with my meals independence,   I’ve a herb backyard, however bay leaves, lemongrass, sage, and basil gained’t go very far in feeding my husband. and me. ThAT SAID, our pantry isn’t solely totally stocked, however I’ve  added to our retailer of flour, beans, and different foodstuffs.  We make our personal bread each couple of days and that makes use of numerous flour. And permit me to brag right here, however the bread we make is soo good, we choose it  to something we would have the ability to purchase.

There’s additionally numerous meat within the freezer and I purchase fruit and greens a minimum of a few instances per week.We’ll not go hungry right here, a minimum of within the close to time period, even when provides of staples begin working brief. However I fear about this points and take care to ensure I add to our retailer of meals.

As for contemporary meals, a minimum of as soon as per week I go to a Brooklyn greenmarket. And particularly now, when native choices are restricted, I additionally purchase fruit and greens from our native grocery store, and the greengrocer previously often called His- which has an important choice and even higher costs.

Simply as an apart, regardless that I usually cook dinner beans from scratch, I’ve by no means owned a stress cooker. Till this week, after I purchased an Instapot. This was a much-mulled buy. I don’t sometimes purchase digital issues – we’ve got a blender, a meals processor, and an ice cream maker.. Apart from that, we’ve got numerous pots and pans, to not point out knives, and many others., lots of which date again a long time. I’m very happy to pay up for high quality, however I do rigorously take into account my purchases earlier than I make them So we’ll see what we see after I begin utilizing my Instapot. Readers?

So, tonight, I’m making dal makhani – my favourite Indian dal. Hope that my new gizmo makes this simpler to make. In any other case, cooking the urad dal and the kidney beans takes numerous time.




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