It may be a grey, rainy day, but there’s no snow on the ground and the temperature is beginning to rise -Oh, happy day!
I love this time of year – it holds so much promise. I’m definitely thinking all things Spring! Last week, I treated myself to a few spring-y stems of flowers from the local florist. Without spending much money, I was able to add beautiful pops of color all over the house. I’ve had them for a week now and with the exception of a few tulips, they look as lovely as the day I bought them.
Ever since my trip to the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been reading about all the advantages of eating whole foods and just eating healthier in general. Of course, the obvious fact is that it’s absolutely delicious. According to Michael Pollan in his most recent book, “Cooked,” “Taking back control of cooking (from scratch) may be the single most important step anyone can take to help make the American food system healthier and more sustainable.” I don’t think it requires hours slaving away in the kitchen everyday either. Sometimes the simplest things are the best – sliced seasonal fruits served on a pretty plate, or a beautiful salad of healthy veggies with add-ons of nuts, cheese or hard cooked egg or some leftover chicken. I made a salad for lunch with arugula, goat cheese, toasted walnuts and strawberries topped with lemon vinaigrette – it took just minutes to make and was really delicious. Because I haven’t gotten into bread making in a serious way yet, I picked up some multi-grain batons from the local French bakery – they use all healthy products – no gmo’s. And, yes, I do use butter and enjoy every mouthful!
How about you? With the coming of warmer weather, are thinking lighter, healthier meals too?
Are you eager to spend more time outdoors? I think we could all use a bit of sunshine at this point.
Wishing you all a beautiful day!