Today, I worked for most of the day, and I also decided to switch out my blog header—and threw in some beets from last summer’s garden. Partly because the picture wasn’t fuzzy, and partly because it reminds me of summer. You know, that time of year when the sun comes out in NY! My plan is to just change the header picture when I come across one I’ve taken that will fit and that looks pretty–a good plan, eh?
Remember our garden?
We’re planning on growing more veggies this summer since we’re closer (last year it was an hour drive to the garden, this year since we moved it’s only 20 minutes or so). Joe’s parents are really nice to let us plant our garden on a corner of their farm—it’s an area that isn’t used for anything now (but after our veggies grew so amazingly well without much attention, we found out the cows used to hang out there all day…).
This year, I really want to grow peppers—have you noticed how expensive they are? I’m perpetually oblivious to produce prices (I’m afraid if I pay attention to how much things cost, I won’t be able to justify the expense…and I don’t want to have that happen), but I did notice that the organic peppers are about $3 each. It’s cost prohibitive for me—especially since the last time I bought one, it was moldy on the inside.
Today, I roasted brussels sprouts with purple onions for lunch. It’s very simple, but because I’m trying to post more useful information on my facebook page, I did a little background check on the sprouts.
Cancer prevention, vitamin K and C, fiber, anti-inflammatory effects, cell detox support, and protection from environmental toxins are a few of the perks involved in eating brussels sprouts.
They’re also cheap, and they taste great with onions (which are also cheap and have their own amazing benefits—I choose the purple/red ones as often as possible because they have extra quercetin, which is a powerful immune booster and cancer preventor).
The last ingredient in my lunch was coconut oil. In fact, it was the most magical coconut oil I’ve ever had—I’ve always bought the brands sold in local stores, but now I’m quite certain that (unless I’m using it for a moisturizer) I’ll never buy anything except Wilderness Family Naturals again (I’d consider Tropical Traditions based on what I’ve heard about them, but I’d have to find some good reason to switch now).
Full disclosure: I could have eaten about twice the amount shown.
I’m going to spend the rest of the evening reading—fun, but work-related books. By Friday, I should have the fertility-nutrition post done, and by sometime next week, I’ll have the anxiety and food post ready to go. It’s a process—I like to get immersed in the topics, and I have a great case study to share!
Will you plant a garden this spring? I’m looking forward to it this year (maybe a little too much…but hey, I have to have something to look forward to in this weather!).
Are you getting wound up for the weekend yet? I’ll be in yoga training all weekend, and I’m looking forward to two things: (1) the yoga practice and (2) that it’s the last weekend of the training.