It has been freezing outside today and I have spent most of it inside, cooking. About an hour ago, between showers, I took my basket out to pick a salad…. then I took some photos of what I had picked because it just oozes with vitality; so vivid are the colours, so shiny are the leaves, so crisp and so juicy that I just had to share it, even if only on a blog! (Actually most of it is for the local family I cook for on Tuesdays, but a little bit of everything is for me.)
I could go on about bad food choices, bad agriculture, bad governments, bad, bad, bad…. but I am too happy, looking forward to dinner, to think negative things. Nearly everything I picked today was self-sown, requiring no work from me. If only I could help people get to this point; if only they’d want to come to my “Cook with me from my garden” workshops where I could show them how easy, healthy, worthwhile and delicious it is to live this way.
|Sandra’s vegan rice balls..my way!||Miners’ lettuce, radicchio, hakurei (Jap turnips), spring onion, mizuna|
|Today’s garden greens and eggs||Such shiny parsley….|
|Juicy, crisp, delicious fennel….||Winter chicory….|
|…and scuplit, Asian greens, etc, all bouncing with vitality.|
Baked pasta, layered with garden veg, topped with home made yoghurt, today’s eggs plus cheese.
|Tasmanian quinoa with snow peas, carrots, lime juice and herbs etc||My famous sourdough bread …. that everyone comes to learn to make, in my workshops!|
ps. You should watch this 6 minute video, to see why I am sooooooo passionate about what I do. And no, I am NOT vegetarian but I only eat meat from animals that once lived in a paddock near me, on land I can see and cared for by people I know.