It all began with a telephone call. A local CSA was starting up this spring. But in the meantime there were organic fall vegetables available to be picked up. It was summer once again for me, but this time the colors of purple and green were predominant and I was giddy with the bounty.
Collards, purple kale, broccoli, fennel, cauliflower, turnips and kolrabi...a literal feast.
I diced, chopped, boiled, and roasted, concocting delicious things to eat.
There was no end to the manner of things that could have been done on this day. Possibly many of them were actually considered at one time or another. But when it came right down to it, being home with my family was one of the best birthday gifts of all.
Another year, older, wiser, and still happy in love.