At the Supermarket By Jen Grieshaber (American; b 1976 – ) I stopped in the fruit section and picked up a banana. Anxious shoppers whizzed by, sending shivers of refrigerated air over my arms. Other more fastidious shoppers paused to mull over the weeks selection of produce. In the cold glare of the fluorescent bulb, … Continue reading
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A little nutty
I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph what “Home” is to you. We bought our house nearly two years ago, and here’s some of what home means to me. From the outside: On the inside, there are usually flowers on the table and some kind of fruit piled high. … Continue reading
Signs of life
I was inspired by some sights, both in my kitchen and in my yard. Here in New England, spring comes slowly (often called “mud season”), so we have to take advantage of sunny days and bits of color as they come.
On a Pomegranate
You wouldn’t know the complex trail of seeds within, a whole universe hidden, snug and safe within a waxy sheen of red. You couldn’t tell the days of waiting, the hours of silence, the minutes of longing as each seed burst into life, and then began the painstaking process of becoming a full seed. You … Continue reading
Five sentinels, lining the countertop in paper bag perfection, bearing and guarding proof of your devotion. Crimson petals peek from atop the brown handles, doubled to prevent driveway … Continue reading
How does my garden grow?
Note: I originally wrote this post in July, but for some odd reason I did not post it then. So…here you go, in October, when of course everything looks different. Hmmm, a reason to take more pics and write a new post! I’ve been fooling around with this cool new app: Aviary. I guess it’s … Continue reading
That wasn’t as gross as I thought: Compost
I’ve been through a lot with compost and it all started in New York City. I’d been thinking quite a bit about composting, feeling enviro-guilt about tossing all my vegetable scraps, wanting “black gold” for my plants & gardening activities, mulling over ways to accomplish both goals. In a conversation with my mother-in-law, she mentioned … Continue reading
On a Strawberry
Soon, I think to myself. Very soon. Sunshine dapples, shifting ever so slightly from watery to wan, from gentle to beaming, from soft to warm. Soon. My daughter laughs with friends, giddy with excitement about the last day of school, murmuring plans for the summer. Soon. My son digs fresh soil with me, relishing the … Continue reading
Local is the new organic. At least that’s what they tell me. I’ve been on this journey toward sustainability for a while now, moving toward making choices about food, shopping, lifestyle that have less of an impact on the environment. Over Thanksgiving I was inspired by two online posts: Juniperks (a really awesome site whose … Continue reading