Garden Contemplation

If we were to treat our bodies as if we were caring for a precious life form that we would like to thrive and grow and be flavorful, colorful and nutrient-rich, how might that look?  

Would you take a moment to consider its source of energy and quality of food?  Would you do your best to shield it from storms, yet have the wisdom to let it stand against an occasional strong wind to grow strong? Would you be able to lovingly tend to it, even though it may not be growing as quickly as you wish? Could you accept its changing appearance and eventual collapse and decay knowing it is just beginning another journey into the formless?

Delicious Brussel Sprouts

A new spin on the otherwise mushy sprouts you never liked!
- Wash a solid bunch of brussles sprouts, just enough to get the garden soil off.  (Don't remove the outside leaves, since they will become crunchy and a tasty treat in the end.)

- In a big bowl toss the sprouts in a good olive oil and add coarse salt and pepper.  It's nice to add a fair amount of salt so they become salty like french fries.  

- Pour your sprouts onto a baking sheet and broil at 450 degrees for 15 minutes 

- Shake the sheet a couple of times half way through. 

- Remove from oven et voila!  Brussles sprouts so good you will be eyeing your neighbors plate...