Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Slow Food Is A Lifestyle

One of the tenets of Slow Food is growing your own food. My husband hates to mow grass, says it's inedible [at least he won't eat it] and in the beginning there was a lot to mow.

Once the grass in the front yard was removed using a grub hoe we prepared some beds with walkways in which to plant herbs the first year.

The next year I had towers for my beans [planted to enrich the soil] within the beds and had built an espaliered apple tree fence to enclose one side of the garden and a Belgian fence with pears and a quince on the other.

During the summer when I am out weeding or sitting in the shade of that big old spruce, people often stop and ask about growing trees on wires or why I plant that flower with that vegetable or just feel inclined to sit and talk and drink iced tisanes. And believe it or not, I also have enough room under those spreading boughs to pile a cord or more of wood to use in my cook stove this winter so I can continue my slow food lifestyle with soup simmering on the back and homemade bread fresh from the oven.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

French Food Friday

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015, join me for the premiere of French Food Friday. The goal is to eat, manger, and drink, boire, only French food, la nourriture--it even sounds healthier in French! Be it breakfast, le petit déjeuner lunch, le déjeuner, l'apéritif or supper, le souper, vive la difference!
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