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, 3 November 2016

You Can't Keep a Good Passionfruit Down - Day 64, 27 To Go..




We had a prolific passionfruit. Heavy with fruit and lively with life, its leaves caught the light, its tendrils caught the trellis, and its flowers caught the infectiousness of spring and would starburst to life. 

We'd watch her from the kitchen window, taking the chore out of washing the dishes. 

Until the neighbour poisoned her last year because of her weighty presence on the fence. 

Let's not get into it. Why spoil what was a particularly shiny spring day?

A passionate and vigorous bearer, she obviously wasn't going to take it lying down, springing back to life this year of her own accord. I'd pulled out her lifeless trunk, so it was a feisty, determined little seed that righted the wrong.



At first I mistook her first few shoots as some sort of citrus and popped her into a pot to see whether she'd grow up to be an orange or a lemon, so was elated to recently discover the elegant tendrils announcing her true identity.

She'll be relocated to a fence soon, but not the same one, of course. We need to remain neighbours for a while yet.

Have you had any not so neighbourly garden situations?


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