I deeply truly love going to the farmer’s market every week. It is such a pleasant experience to wake up early and walk across an empty town to a place that is buzzing like a beehive. Food lovers come together and there are no faces not wiped with a grin (except small children who were dragged along by their mothers). I think that it is such a beautiful opportunity to be able to have a relationship with the people who grow the food that you eat! I am going to start doing weekly “market reports” to show off my bountiful harvest!
stinging nettles – tantre farm
(never tried these before! I’ll let you know how it goes…)
shiitake mushrooms – tantre farm
spinach – tantre farm
kale – goetz farm
rainbow chard – goetz farm – the real way to taste the rainbow.
baby kale – seeley farm – like kale but cuter!
chervil – seeley farm
(this is my new favorite herb! it’s reminiscent of fennel’s licorice-y taste. so good in salads!)
field greens – don’t remember! oops…
mums! – don’t remember this one either… i’ll work on that!
3 avocados. 1 lime, peeled. 1 zucchini. liquid stevia.
spread onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
cucumber and zucchini, thinly sliced (with a mandolin)
a handful of dried wakame, soaked
lemon juice, fresh chopped garlic and ginger, green onion
4 stalks celery. 1 lime. 2 cloves garlic. Handful of claytonia*. Large handful of spinach. Soaked wakame. Dulse flakes.
*a crazy awesome sprout-like wild green I discovered from the farmer’s market this morning!
Two very ripe bananas. Water and meat of a thai baby coconut. An entire bunch (yes, an entire bunch) of purple kale. A dash of cinnamon. Liquid stevia.
Oh hell yeah.
Superfoods seem to be on everyone’s minds these days as the golden nugget for health. But let’s be real, you don’t need goji berries or maca powder, the true superfood is vegetable juice.
In preparation for tonight’s big event (spring equinox starting at 1:14 a.m.), I am slurping down a raw blended soup (or savory smoothie) to shove a whole bunch of veggies into my body and hydrate my chlorophyll lovin’ cells. I’ve been seriously diggin’ on green smoothies lately because they are so easy to make, pack, and devour. Plus they leave me feeling satiated (I mean 4+ cups of liquid veggies in one sitting? Yes please!) but light enough to fly with unicorns.
via straw is my preferred method of soup consumption.
raw lemon-dill blended soup
1 cucumber, peeled
4 mini bell peppers
2 stalks of celery
a handful of spinach
a handful of kale
a handful of dill
juice of 1 lemon
a clove of garlic
Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender or food processor.
It helps to start with the liquid-y ingredients first and add more stuff slowly but surely.
Spring equinox means that the daylight hours and the nighttime hours will be equal tomorrow, with each day moving forward becoming longer and longer until the summer solstice. Spring represents fertility, renewal and release of the old.
What in your life is not serving you? What would you like to release on the spring equinox?