Two recipes for you to enjoy!
Our garden has taught me the beauty and value of imperfection. Just look at the above photo: all 3 were planted at the same time and next to each other in the same garden.
Gardening is just the most amazing thing. I’m always in awe watching what comes up out of the dirt after there was nothing weeks ago. We planted rainbow chard again this year – I love it. It’s inspired me to highlight seasonal selections from my garden and local farm stands this summer. Does anyone belong to a CSA share (Community Supported Agriculture)? Having your own garden can be a bit like that: I have this box (or garden in my case) of produce, now what do I do? Well, we ate a LOT of salads last week! As I’ve said before…the garden/nature doesn’t wait. That’s also the beauty of a garden or CSA: you have to deal with your bounty. It inspired me to think about and research different ways to enjoy eating our rainbow chard. Last year was the first time we grew it and ate it!
I’m so inspired by my friend Kim. For close to a year she’s been on a weight loss and fitness journey and has lost 85 pounds! I hadn’t seen her since she started and with plans to get together for our birthdays, I couldn’t wait! We met at Ridley Creek State Park and walked… something we have never done together in our 10+ year friendship. The five mile loop at Ridley Creek was my favorite place to walk when I lived nearby in Pennsylvania and I hadn’t been there since my move to New Jersey seven years ago. As our walk began, the initial incline (and ensuing heavy breathing!) didn’t stop us from our chit-chat about music, work, fitness routines and goals and of course, food. We bonded over music when, as a teacher at my son’s preschool/kindergarten, I walked into her classroom and she was playing Radiohead. We both love food all ways: cooking it, eating it and talking about it! She is an incredibly talented cook and baker and now that she’s in a hardcore regimen, I wanted to find out what changes she’s made to her lifestyle.