We just LOVED the sculptures, mini golf and tiny farm at Big Stone in Minnetrista, Minnesota.
These big beautiful leaves are purple on their underside. They have a sortoff savory-cinnamon scent. They can be eaten raw, wrap meat or rice in them and chow down.
Did you know that marmalade is a health food?
I am partial to the Thursday Cottage brand (they also make splendid lemon curd, which we call “Sunshine in a jar” at my house). There are numerous naturally occuring chemicals in citrus peels. For example, I learned from health coach Travis Burch that limonene supports the liver by helping the body get rid of fats from the blood stream and pectin helps absorbs toxins in the gut, like fiber. Naringenin in the peels is supportive of thyroid health. In addition, the bitter flavor helps signify the body to make bile. (Visit Travis Burch’s website for lots more info).
Do you like Marmalade? We got to watch it being made at the Green Briar Jam Kitchen last summer, it was a warm sunny day and it smelled heavenly.
We went digging for clams while we were on the Cape last Summer. Why dig for clams? Why not! The ocean water is so good for our health, we are electrical beings! I love eating shellfish whenever possible, it is food of the future. Full of minerals, sustainable and delicious.
We grew purple and yellow potatoes this Summer. The purple ones were sprouting from our Farmer Dave’s Farm share so we plopped them into the raised bed and watered them and voila! They tasted amazing roasted with duck fat and celtic sea salt. We will have to grow more next year. Potatoes are such a great source of potassium, we try to eat them with animal fat a few times per week.
Lemon balm is one of my favorite plants! I just LOVE the smell of the leaves. The teeny tiny seeds fly out in every direction and find themselves growing all over….in the cracks in the sidewalk and all around the neighborhood.
I like to add herbs to my bouquets. Here is one from last August. Can you smell the dill?
Now that is is winter it is seed sorting time at my house. The anise hyssop smells strong (I love it!) I harvest what I grew and package it up to share with others. Maybe I will sell some of these seeds someday. We like adding little baggies of them in with holiday gifts.
I found this tasty non-dairy kefir at my local Whole Foods Market. It is creamy and delicious and probably contains about 25 Billion Colony forming units of beneficial bacteria. Kefir tastes like strong yogurt. According to Dr. Natasha Cambell McBride, famous for creating the GAPS diet, kefir can help remedy bad body odors. What do you think about that?
This is a great sauce over steamed vegetables, for a noodle salad, or as a satay sauce. Cashew butter or even sunbutter would probably be a fine substitute for the pb.
2 cloves garlic – microplane or shred
2 T fresh ginger – microplane or shred
1 T+ soy sauce
1 T+ lime juice
2 T+ tahini
2 T creamy PB
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2-3 T+ water
2 tsp + agave or honey
Mix all together in a bowl! A blender or cuisinart would work well too.