Garden bounty, how I love thee! I was caught off guard when a smiling parent approached me at school last week with a bag of freshly picked (and washed!) spinach. These spinach leaves where so large, crisp, green and so delightful. My garden has had a very slow start so I assumed the rest of the city was still waiting for their first green harvest. I am so thankful that the Orpin-Bloomfield family is on top of the gardening game.
Whether we garden our selves or reap the bounties of others, welcome to the season of sharing! It seems that few gardeners can make use of every last scrap their patch produces. Each year I try new methods of preserving and try not to waste a thing. When I can not include the produce in my own meals or jars I so very happily share with friends and neighbors. It's not pride from all my labor and time but sheer joy I am filled with when I can offer some thing fresh and nutritious to some one else. Whether it is the real deal fresh produce, herbs or the knowledge and care that I have developed from studying nutrition and counseling my goal is to inspire and support imbibing delicious and nutritious food.