Here’s a batch of fresh, ripe Sauerkraut, ready for the fridge. The basic recipe requires only local organic cabbage, sea salt, and optionally a small amount of organic whey to give it a kick-start.
It’s real cream colored, not blue which is just the shadow of the strainer.
Here’s a little photo narrative of a lined pond I’m building now.
I will add some explanation as I have time.
It seems that spring brings out all kinds of characters ….
The bright daffodils have always meant spring to me, but this morning I saw them in a whole new light, thanks to something I read.
Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.
The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. Without our fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is most high, most sacred, and ultimately formless within ourselves.
Flowers, more fleeting, more ethereal and more delicate than the plants out of which they emerged, would become like messengers from another realm, like a bridge between the world of physical forms and the formless. They not only had a scent that was delicate and pleasing to humans, but also brought a fragrance from the realm of spirit.
Using the word “enlightenment” in a wider sense than the conventionally accepted one, we could look upon flowers as the enlightenment of plants.
– Eckhart Tolle, “A New Earth”
Taking and posting that daffodil picture was inspired by a friend of mine who recommended this book from which the above quote is taken.
Are you starving and needing something delicious right now that’s not junk?
This is creamy, sweet, zingy, aromatic, full bodied, filling, easy, fast, portable and packed with real food.
If you have an immersion blender, just throw in a banana, a raw egg, some kefir (or yogurt, buttermilk or whole milk), add a few drops of vanilla extract and a teaspoon or two of maple syrup and whip it up. Sprinkle some fresh grated cinnamon on top.
Sip this while you are making the rest of your meal or dump it into a to-go cup. The nutritional value and flavor of this (or any food you make) is ramped up if you use organic ingredients, eggs from your favorite chicken lady and home made kefir or yogurt that has no sugar added.