"Good chefs, like artists, are visionaries. You have to have a vision of the taste, the look, the smell of your masterpiece; you hold it in your mind and make it materialize."
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
A gardener has the opportunity to develop a very special relationship with the world of plants. If the gardener is observant, mindful, forgiving, curious, enthusiastic, adventurous, spiritual, and willing to experiment, the green ones will reward with health, peace of body and mind, and friendship.
As I look at the photo above, I see beets, kohlrabi, dill, marigolds, millet, and a few "weeds" doing their job of distracting some of the leaf marauders, and especially,I see a symbiotic relationship. That relationship includes me.
My garden tolerates my attempts at organizing, teases me by varying production and maturity dates, undermines weed control, and gives me something I can find nowhere else: a personal relationship with the food I eat.
Eating raw has further enhanced my considerable love of gardening. My enjoyment of an individual plant now includes a deeper knowledge of it's potential to improve my life at a cellular level. It's exciting, satisfying, and fulfilling.
I feel alive at a deeper level. I know my health is improving. When I harvest a beet, or carrot, or yes, even a zuchinni, I offer a word of thanks and appreciation to the spirit of that plant for it's place in my life. I feel like I'm more than a plant-tender; I have a caring partner.
I LOVE Green Smoothies!!! I have them every single day! They start my day with sunshine, energy, and yummy-licious flavor. This one began with watemelon, bananas, strawberries, then some celery, spinach and fresh ginger. Blitz in the VIta-Mix and wa-lah: breakfast (and lunch and snacks and sometimes even dinner) of Champions! And now I'm drooling - and heading for the kitchen!
Green Smoothie of the Day
July 14: banana, apple, chard, chickweed, carrot greens
After a heart attack and a bout with colon cancer, I started fine tuning my eating choices. Over the past three years I've gradually moved closer and closer to the foods that seem to make my body happiest.
Eating raw has been, and continues to be, a quest that I enjoy and appreciate.
From A to Z, the plant world nourishes me - heart and soul!