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savor summer

14 Aug

3601744848_d63761c680“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”
― Henry David Thoreau

As we approach September, let’s all take a big deep breathe in, and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Take in some sunshine, local and abundant produce and outdoor picnics. Absorb in all of the goodness that surrounds you in this sweet and warm time of year.

Take a moment to feel the air on your skin, the breeze blowing through your hair, and the sun lifting up your spirits.

Keep this feeling alive as we approach fall and winter, when days are shorter, dining retreats indoors, and we become more introspective.

Happy summer abundance to all!

Photo courtesy of Klearchos Kapoutsis

Friday Food Quote

24 Aug

641469772_443795bb89“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
– Luciano Pavarotti

We eat three, if not more times per day. When we eat we chose what we want to eat, how we want to eat it, where and sometimes why.

When eating this weekend with your friends, family, community, or on your own try to be mindful of all of the steps the food has taken to appear on your plate; the energy that it took to grow, the soil, worms, bees, sunshine, rain, the people who harvested it, and brought it to the market (whether the farmers or super). Thinking about the process before eating, may lead you to take a step back, breathe deep and before digging in, really appreciate all that went into your food.

Photo courtesy of chefranden