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.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hammer & Tongs on The Pumpkin Project - Day 46, 46 To Go


46 + 46 = 91, right?  Day 46 with 46 to go on a 91-Day Spring Blog simply says maths isn't a forte - and I can live with that.

So this pumpkin is a foraged one (yes) that's been my kitchen table centrepiece for months, her orange dappled bits getting brighter and sweeter as time passed by. Why months? Because her voluminous size requires not quite hammer and tongs, but a meat cleaver,  meat tenderiser, a skin-removing strategy (she's a biggie and a toughie), a mini cooking marathon because she's surely not going to fit in the fridge and, finally, freezer space (so we had to eat, defrost and share plenty).

Now chunkily wedged, lightly microwaved so I could prise her skin from her flesh, pumpkin-souped and frozen (yes, pumpkin soup freezes beautifully), she is the last of the pumpkins in a long-running pumpkin saga that started last April, made me cry, and was shared (both pumpkin and story wise) with family and friends from one end of Melbourne to the other.

And it's not over yet.

I have bowls of story-infused soup to steam into my soul for some months to come. 


Foodliterary Regards,
Julia Svoice
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)
FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
www.foodlit.com.au

Because Food Sans Story is Bland