I have this idea in my head of how I would like my world to be…food has plenty to do with this idea – perhaps that is an issue I should look into:) Not really, though…I enjoy creating and being creative so I can do this with food and spices…and I am all about nurturing and welcoming and this is how you care for people…you feed them! Mr. Z tells this funny story about his dad, who always wanted to feed you at least a little something…Mr.Z and his friend stopped by his parents’ home and his dad was on his way out to play tennis, so he tossed a Lean Cuisine out for the friend and said, “here you go! Have some lunch, I gotta run!”. Oh, Dr.Z:) You can’t help but love the man, don’t even try!
Back to my world…I just love the idea of creating all of what we consume…not like I’m going to grind the wheat into flour for the cake like that industrious little red hen(she ate that whole cake herself! – never mind if you don’t know the story – short version is her friends were lazy and she held a grudge – guess she didn’t have her little WWJD bracelet now, did she???), but I would love to grow much more of what we eat (since the kids are really not big on vegetables). Have you ever tasted a raspberry that was warm from the sun (not the back of your car warm)? It’s nice…really nice. This is why I need a little berry patch on the side of our property! and a raised vegetable garden…and I’ll add to my herbs on the deck! Last year I experimented and I really liked it…all the plants on the deck were herbs…is lavender an herb…I don’t think so…anyway! Several different varieties of lavender, and eucalyptus, patchouli(okay a few were not herbs – but useful, you know?), sage, basil, rosemary, mint…it was wonderful! And out front I had a trailing rosemary until I killed it! When MC would have to take a break, I would just pull of a leaf for him to chill out and smell(or tear up…whatever) – pretty cool! I could probably get some seedlings going now! And add to the legal herbs under my grow lights!
So I’ve gotten a little side tracked – imagine that! What I would like to STOP doing is eating out in general…fast food eating…chain restaurant eating…save it for the good stuff once in awhile…say, The Justus Drugstore, a restaurant…now THAT is an awesome establishment and the chef and his partner are brilliant artists in so many mediums and just so enjoyable to talk with! I know there are other places like this…that focus on local seasonal food…that sort of thing. This can be hard since Houlihan’s is around the corner and I do enjoy a bit of what they offer! Moderation I guess…
What I have noticed, regarding my wee picky ones, is that when they make it, and serve it, they are so proud of it and eat better…I’d like to have them branch out from hot dogs, cheeseburgers, cheese slices, and ritz crackers with peanut butter…and corn and potatoes ARE NOT the only acceptable vegetables!
I just read an article about aprons in the paper… maybe I should whip one up…I do love to sew – but THAT is another story for another day!
I wish you an amazing day where you consume wonderful things made with care and love just for you!