Mother Nature is… well, I don’t know if she’s terribly pleased with us this year. Everything is about a month behind, garden wise.
I went out early in the week and took these. Everything’s trying hard but would you really want to grow if all it did was rain and you never saw the sun?
Ironically enough, I was flipping through the Globe and Mail today and came across this article on how hospitals are starting to see the value in locally produced food, cooked on the premises, from scratch – as opposed to the reheated, processed, miserable food most in-patients receive. And it’s not as prohibitively expensive as it was once thought to be. I love how some hospitals are running farmer’s markets to try and offset the costs.
Breaking medical news folks: feeding hospital patients healthy, fresh food might actually be good for them.
My dad spent 3 months in the hospital last year. Watching his meals come was such a depressing thing. I used to pack him up a little lunch box every day of fresh fruit and veggies from his garden. How can you compare a little tub of fresh from the vine cherry tomatoes to a tin of diced peaches canned in sugar water?
There is nothing better than the snap of a fresh bean or the pop of a just picked pea pod. Even my dog knows this. He tries to pick the low hanging fruit himself. He’s a really smart dog though. haha
What about running out first thing in the morning in your jammies with dewy grass getting your feet all wet while you grab a handful of fresh blueberries or raspberries to chuck on your cheerios in the morning?
Fresh food is powerful. If you can, I urge you to grow something yourself. You can do amazing things with a pot on your deck! It makes you feel good to know it’s yours 🙂
Just a quick reminder about the Food Photography Contest I’m having where you can enter to win either an 5 in 1 Interfit reflector or a gift certificate to Craft and Vision! Make sure you enter – it’s a lot of fun!