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, 10 November 2016

When It's All Too Much, Shell Beans ... Day 72, 19 To Go..



..and peas if you have. It's easy to get caught up in, well, the crap, the things you think are all so important, but really don't matter at all. If there's one thing that brings perspective, it's nature, whether in the backyard, at the beach or in the hills. 

Feeling a little off centre yesterday afternoon, I clawed myself away from the computer and sunk into the garden, which is an almighty, blessed mess at the moment. No order, structure, routine or plan. The rest of life demands enough of that. Just nature's plan doing her own thing and me in there messing about and helping her out when I have the time.

I shelled broad beans and peas, the mind slowed, my feet hit the earth, the knot in my stomach released and the sun came out. The top broad bean still in its shell contains beans the size of my thumb, my whole thumb, hence the peas for an attempt at visual perspective.

With balance in mind, or the heart calling for it if truth be told, I'm off to walk the beach with my feet in the water, followed by sensory fulfillment at Taste of Melbourne. Food isn't all about the stomach; you see it, smell it, touch it and wonder at it before you even taste it.

Wishing you balance and blessings in whatever size, shape or form that means for you.

And remaining open to editors looking for a fresh voice in food, the land and the inextricable link between them.  


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