Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring is springing!

I am so happy to be looking out my backdoor and seeing the signs of spring all over! I wish I could tell you some of the plants are vegetables, but alas the previous owner used up every last inch of dirt planting ornamentals. It seems that if I want to plant a garden, I first have to dig one up! Oh well, it truly is a beautiful sight.

I know it's been awhile since I last posted anything, but at the moment I don't have the time to write something thoughtful and thought-provoking, so I will simply ask you to veer from this blog to watch a speech by Jamie Oliver at the TED conference. He does an excellent and inspiring job of summing up what's so frustrating about the industrial food complex and why it's so important that we change NOW!

By the way, since February I have been enjoying the bounty of fresh, local, organic produce from Eat with the Seasons and have been loving it! Thanks to the Herbert family for working so hard to give us fresh food! My mother and I have been splitting an extra-small bag  (it costs us each just $8.50 per week) and it seems to be just the right amount for us both. Also, at the beginning of February I participated in a workshop at the YMCA. The focus of this particular workshop was eating healthy with quick and easy recipes. Click here to see footage of the workshop!