There are a few activities in my life I love so much, things I need for my whole self to feel good: gardening, cooking, running and creating. There have been concentrated, more productive periods in my life with each of my four loves. And there have been fallow, less engaged periods as well. The most miraculous part? They are always there for me, waiting without annoyance or judgement. Just waiting for the white space to gain color, for their turn in my embrace.
Our daily harvests are small but abundant.
I will always have a tomato sill in my home. This window makes me so happy. Glass bluebirds were my grandma’s and I found that old hand-forged meat hook at a garage sale for $2! Perfect for my garlic braids.
‘Mom, is it ok if I eat all the tomatoes right now?’
bouquet of cosmos, flax and broccoli
I love making meals out of the day’s harvest. This year, we have been eating a lot of pizza and a lot of salad. I’ll do a post about our pizzas. Two of our current favorite salads:
Peachy Corny Salad
Peaches, corn (cut from cob) and basil; dressed with balsamic, olive oil and salt.
Melon Cuc Salad
Cantaloupe, cucumbers; dressed in balsamic, olive oil and salt.