Week in Review: 2017.15

As we head into this holiday weekend I feel like spring has fully arrived, and I couldn’t be happier.

I’ve been taking lots of pictures of all the colorful and enlivening happenings around my homestead, which you can see in a collection I published a few days ago (click here to see).

And there’s even more highlights to share, so let’s get into the rest of this week in review!


This morning has been spent planting many, many potatoes…

And the asparagus is rapidly piercing its way up towards the sky…

The peas are a couple weeks old and will soon be climbing…

The blossoms on all the various fruit trees continue to bloom…

Sometimes falling beautifully into the flowing water below…

The spring flowers are perfectly abundant, and showcased in a holiday bouquet…

…which I couldn’t help but add a bit more to…


This week has been a lot more “off book” cooking… meaning I just come up with ideas and throw things together sans recipe, which usually turns out to be fairly successful.

Here’s some particularly deliciously meals…

Mexican flavored quinoa with crispy tofu bites to match. And plenty of lime juice and guacamole (which is hiding in the back of the plate).

Steaming hot Shepherd’s Pie with a lentil + veggie filling and tahini blended mashed potatoes + Jerusalem artichokes on top. This one was dynamite!

And a whole bunch of things… a red cabbage slaw, potato wedges, another veggie + quinoa blend… all topped with tahini + garlic + lemon sauce and fresh parsley.


Yesterday Emily and I (my Nourish + Flourish cohost) visited Levity to experience their sensory deprivation float tanks. I’m still marinating in the whole experience, and we’ll be doing a bonus episode on it soon, but immediately after our floats we did our first Facebook Live together. Still loopy (and salty), I’m not quite sure we were coherent, but it was fun!

On this week’s regular N+F episode, we talked about how we each find food inspiration. I mentioned my top 3 plant-based cookbooks of the moment, along with lots of other things.

On ALL ABOUT IT, I talked about the fuzzy history of the Easter Bunny.

Both shows have new episodes every Monday, and you can find both on iTunes/Podcasts app if you’d like to subscribe!


Happy Friday everyone!

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Betsy Brockett was diagnosed with Mesothelioma at the age of 28, and continues to thrive despite the challenges that cancer has created in her life. Holding a degree in Art & Visual Technology from George Mason University, Betsy expresses herself through writing, photography, painting, pottery, and more. She is most often found cultivating, creating, practicing/teaching yoga, or simply enjoying the beauty of life.

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