Every Friday I share interesting links and findings, food I’ve made,
and an update on what’s growing in the garden. Enjoy.
- This morning I watched this short film about the search for the rusty-patched bumble bee. It’s beautiful, interesting, and definitely worth the watch.
- Real Housewives of New York City is one of my favorite shows (total guilty pleasure), and I was pretty psyched to see one of the “wives” boyfriend’s launching this project in an effort to bring a bit of a garden into people’s kitchens. Very beautifully done!
- The latest post in my Cancer Chronicle series touched on a subject that isn’t talked about much: post-traumatic stress that many cancer patients/survivors suffer from (myself included). This article sheds some light on the issue.
- An older article, but I love the infographic showing what 500 calories of different types of food looks like in your stomach.
- I’m continuing my yoga education this weekend with a Yin Yoga workshop. Here’s a roundup of resources on the practice if you’re curious/not familiar. It’s a game-changing practice, especially if you’re an athlete.
- I’ve had my eye on these cookies for days, they’re on my list of weekend projects.
- Also a possibility for this weekend: these raspberry cupcakes. Yum!
- Something fun to think about: living in a van.
- What is your spirit vegetable? I am rhubarb.
- Most people seek picture-perfect fruits and veg when shopping, but what about the ugly ones? I was psyched to see this local endeavor set on giving ugly produce a little more love. Bonus: this Twitter account also champions the misfits of the produce world.
- I never thought the Terminator would be promoting less meat and more plants but alas, here he is:
A choose your own adventure baguette party. (Sidenote: I am not gluten-free, in case that wasn’t obvious.) From top left going clockwise: Garlic scape hummus, vegan ranch, peas and baby carrots from the garden, tomatoes, curry sauce, garlic scape pesto, rhubarb cherry compote, berries from the garden, and castelvetrano olives.The garden is still overflowing with peas. These “pea cakes” were inspired by this recipe, but I used farro instead of millet so they were a bit heartier. These pictured caked were baked in the oven, but I pan-fried some others in coconut oil and they were even more delicious. Every morning includes filling the trug with various items from the garden including greens for the morning smoothies and whatever fruits are ripe. Berries aplenty!An assortment of various raspberries, red currants, and blueberries from the garden.
The excitement outside continues to grow, literally. Here’s what’s happening:
And finally, some lantern-like tomatillos are starting to take shape.
THIS WEEK ON CURED LIFE
I finished the history of my cancer treatments by telling the story of my last surgery and chemo from this past February.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.