It's been a while since I've had a blender-a-day, everyday, rhythm going. It's winter in New England, and whoa what a winter it's been. Green smoothies are a favorite here, with a slight decrease in the winter months. Perhaps to make room for all of the warm bowls of oatmeal and trays of roasted root veggies. I'm intentionally upping my own self-care in preparation for the upcoming workshop - upward reaching, raw, green leafy vegetables are the perfect way to start. A blender a day... back at it.
Today it's going to be 59 degress, yesterday was close to that! Of course, it's dipping right back down over the weekend, but it's okay... change is coming.
I did pretty well with winter this year. It snowed a lot which felt so wintry. I was home most of the time, not having to stress about driving on slippery roads. If anything, I did feel a twinge of guilt one too many times, because we were able to stay cozied up in our little homeschool, walking to see friends, or around town for the library, cafe, or food co-op. Underneath the twinge of guilt though, is gratitude for making it through the season with a pretty good state of mind.
Have you heard of this book? I may be the last to know about it! A young reader's edition! Young folks aside, I think this is the book to put into the hands of any adult loved one that follows a Standard American Diet. The regular edition of Omnivore's Dilema is fantastic, but it may easily feel overwhelming and dense to someone that is just beginning to climb out of the place of one too many big gulps or drive thru's. I really like Michael Pollan's Food Rules as a good starting point for many people, but I think this might be even better.
(And my daughter is really loving it too - so yes, great for young readers as well!)
Thank you for such a wonderfully abundant week. Your kind words and support have provided beautiful pause for me, over and over again. xoxo