Sunday, June 11, 2017

“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.”

~ Wendell Berry

Gardening means we eat salad, of some sort, every day from the time the first sweet gifts of spinach in early spring until cold, dark autumn when kale is the last man standing in the garden. I don’t buy salad greens out of season so we wait with anticipation all winter for salad season.

I harvested the first of the kale yesterday and, as it was a cool and wet day, used it a most delicious casserole ( and served it with a small salad with lettuce, radishes, and salad turnips from the garden.

For tonight I’m thinking of harvesting more kale and using it in a delicious beet, avocado, goat cheese salad that we like (

Shopping from the garden: it’s so, so satisfying–and delicious!

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Looking forward to spending time with our church family today as we feast and fellowship at a barbecue after the service.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Dear Linda, have you become a vegetarian or a vegan? I’ve been a vegetarian (no red meat, chicken, or fish) for 37 years. There are some truly excellent vegetarian cookbooks and from our posting I’d say you have found a treasure trove of tasty recipes. Bon Appetite! Peace.

  2. Dee, for a short time we followed a vegan diet and I loved it. These days we eat mainly vegetarian but have fish regularly, and other meat rarely to occasionally. I have accumulated a number of great books and get a lot of recipes from Forks Over Knives.

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