Joyful Abundance....

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

Joyful Abundance....

Year after year it never ceases to amaze me how much my garden changes and evolves. So why is a cooking guy talking about gardening and specifically veggie gardening??? Well here's the thing... you really can't have one without the other. I'm a huge believer in farm-to-table and all its benefits. And there is no closer farm to your table than your own. Regardless of whether your farming in acreage or have a single pot on a balcony somewhere, if you're producing something edible? You are farming. For me personally, I not only love what each morning will bring in terms of changes in my garden, but in many ways it's free therapy (and who doesn't need that). I go out in the morning with a coffee and Mitso (my beagle BFF) and no matter what I may have going on "inside', my garden never fails to deliver. And boy does it ever!!! I clear my head, play with Mitso and eventually collect the day's bounty. What could be better??? And in my world, depending on the haul of the day, there will most certainly be a corresponding recipe. Did I mention it clears my head??? And let me tell you about how satisfying it is to cultivate and nurture something and watch it produce. Personally, I find bean picking especially satisfying. It's almost like a scavenger hunt between the leafy vines. Regardless of what your motivation is, I really think gardening is so beneficial on so many levels. You get to produce your own organic food, it provides a form of exercise, harvesting is extremely satisfying and yes... it's even nature's therapist. Let me know what's going on in your garden. I love hearing AND SEEING what you have created...