Look up to the spring blooms, for confident role models whose natural beauty is pure and born of the Earth. Skies breathe down misty woven waves for us to rejuvenate and reflect. Gather the bounty of plants for individual snacks. Group them together for small after-dinner delights before an evening walk in the warm Spring wind.
Fruit Seed Nut Bars
After a nutritious meal of beautiful plants, take pleasure in a little piece of sweetness with this easy dessert recipe. All of the individual players party in this celebration of Spring’s parade of blooms!
Non-GMO, organic, local, vegan ingredients:
In a glass dish, combine seeds, cut up dried fruit, nuts (blended smooth as a meal for babies), 1/2 C oatmeal, and pour over 1/4 cup melted pure nut butter (or however much you need for your mixture, and not peanut butter as its mold issue impairs health). Mix and lightly press down with a spoon. Place, covered, in the refrigerator until sets. Cut into very small pieces and serve one to each person after dinner. (Serve small portions because the dried fruit is very sugary, especially for babies and children. Check for individual allergies before eating each ingredient/combined.)
Nuts: Hazelnut Butter (homemade), Hazelnut, Brazil Nut.
Seeds: Chia, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Flax, Sesame.
Dried Fruit: Fig, Mango, Cranberry, Date, Black Currents.
Whirl around the bend in a winding garden park. Float a boat in a nearby pond. Go play in the new grass. Absorb all of the minute & prospering things that are living all around you. You are one of them. Be one with them.
Constantly learning, asking questions to better understand, forgetting the idea of embarrassment for not knowing, learning from mistakes, and keeping all of the good things found with you is what it’s all about. The more you know, the better you can know yourself, and the more fascinating the concentration of your interests becomes. Carve out the garden you want to live in, eat from, and be in, always growing, evolving, in flux. You are an ever-blooming flower, changing colours with the wind and time of day, inspiring birds as they fly over and insects who crawl under, everything around you smiles as you stretch up to the sun for warmth and energy. Dance through the day, and fly through the night. Kiss the flowers like bees. Grow your foundations of healthy soil and your senses will explode into fireworks of exuberant, never-before-seen, hybrids of petals, stems, and leaves. Your internal and external will breathe as one and be seen as one, all goodness and loveliness. Breathing, always breathing, softly.
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Inspirational Shares: Gardener’s World and this one too for Spring! This one with the “No Dig” gardening technique is wonderful. I’ve done this vs. tilling, but didn’t know it was such a movement. Lovely information, and yes, less weeds and better results. Here is Charlies Dowding’s No-Dig Garden, and when to pick, (sound is bad on video, but idea is simple.)
Music of the Moment: Mad Rush, Philip Glass