Revive the senses through feel-good food. Just do anything food-wise, no matter how small, that makes you zing: pour hot water over fresh herbs for a fragrant tea; buy a whole organic pumpkin for a kitchen table centrepiece; thank a farmer at a farmers' market; put your hands on warm earth; spot a local rosemary bush; snag some for your lamb roast or your hair (Why not? Go nuts!); and comment to share your feel-good spring snippet. If stuck for ideas, mine are yours. Let's unite in support of feel-good food and ethical food practices. Thanks to all too who supported my Spring Feel-Good Food Project. I had a blast! While my food interests are diverse, so is my food writing history (and lifestyle freelance writing and corporate writing, yada...). Please see below right and my new FoodLit Website. Yeah! Please also subscribe for occasional food-fuelled news, ventures and opportunities.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Forget The Food Porn! Day 1: 90 To Go...




On a day with the technical logistics of a new blog, new website, social media and techie geek friend banging on my left brain, right brain won out and I started the day with a quick run (ok, slow jog) up the road to a local orange tree with calico bag stuffed into a pocket. By 'local', I mean generous, but neglected orange tree in someone's front yard. (I call it gleaning.)




Of course, it's my earthly duty to help minimise food wastage so, with their blinds fortunately drawn closed and my bagful of bounty later, it's a quick fennel and orange salad with a smattering of fresh mint and a splash of vinaigrette. What grows together, goes together, right.

In my world of the ever-particular flavour chaser, the definition of 'vinaigrette' is Lupi Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Murray River pink salt flakes. If it's not defined as such in the dictionary, it should be. Simple and elegant, it dresses as lightly as a cotton dress on a summer's day (and I can't wait!)

Oh, yeah, while I was throwing the salad together, the neighbour had the radio up load and the familiar tones of Rosanna by Toto floated over the fence. I love it. So romantic and warm and loving. It takes me back to my first boyfriend and fun times, so, between him and the fennel, I was thankful for the moment. Have a listen  

As for the food porn, let it be known from Day 1 that I was designed to write, share good food love, and get dirt under my nails, not play with buttons and see life through screens (each to their own). If you need food porn, please go to Instagram. My photos might be a bit rough around the edges, like me, my garden and life in general - and that's okay. Life's too short to be perfect.

Though these furry fennel fronds come close.
  

Have you got a Day 1 Feel-Good Food Snippet to Share?
Or one in mind (or heart) for tomorrow? No matter how big or small friends, it's the presence, or moment of connection, that counts. There are feel-good prizes for the top 3 posters. So, hop, jump or spring to it.


Foodliterary Regards,
Julia Svoice,
(Julia Hebaiter in another life)
FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller 

Because Food Sans Story is Bland