The Art of Growing Food

There’s something to be said about growing your own food. And that something is, “Do it”!!!

To me, growing a vegetable garden is a form of art. It is a well-known adage that “we are what we eat” and that we are all walking canvases. I also have as soft spot for yard art and let’s not forget that when we cook, all our wonderful produce becomes part of our culinary art… So when you put it all together, growing food is indeed an art form!

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It is also one of the ways in which I contribute and give to my family, since the more food we grow the less we need to buy, and the more money we save. Growing your food also saves the planet by bypassing any need for packaging and no gas is used to bring it to your home, and of course you know where your food came from and the love that went into producing it.

 

My process starts with the seeds; some of which I have collected from the previous year and some I buy from a trusted source. Then my man preps the garden beds, and then when the soil – which we build and nourish throughout the year – is thawed and the weather is warm enough, the garden gets planted. All of this is very exciting to me as I love to watch everything grow as I water it throughout spring and summer. By the time fall comes around, all the preserves have to be done and the shelves and freezer get stocked… total gratification is how it feels. I hope to encourage everyone, no matter what size of space you have to give it a try, whether you live in an apartment, have a patio herb garden, a backyard garden or, like us, a farm. The picture above is the seeds I have recently planted; they include lettuce, peas, basil, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, watermelon, and cantaloupe… and there is so much more on the way. Stay tuned to watch my garden grow!!! xoxo

Food Art : My Cookie Creation

Last nite I didn’t have all the ingredients for the desert I really wanted to make,So i created my own recipe.They turned out super yummie and the plate is half gone already. So I thought I would do something different this week and share My Cookie Creation called POP-CRUNCH try it ,share it,experment with it and enjoy.

Pop – Crunch Cookies

2 cups of organic whole wheat flour

1 cup of organic rice puffs

1 cup coconut sugar

sprinkle of baking soda and baking powder

mix in same bowl

half cup butter

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

melt together and add 2 eggs now add and mix in to dry ingredients bowl

1 cup of coconut flakes

1 cup of chocolate chips

fold in to mixture preheat oven at 400 degrees for 15 mins or golden brown let cool on racks and enjoy!!!