Lemongrass magic

Growing wild and free, lemon grass makes for a yummy and refreshing, even healthy iced tea. I grabbed a handful at the base of the plant to get those strong roots. I then let it soak in a bowl and rinsed it well. I did a trial run; boiled some distilled water, added the lemongrass and let it roll. After the kitchen began smelling lemony and fresh, I took the pot off the burner. I tasted it in a mug before sweetening and it was like drinking lemonade tea (chuckles) …it had a sweetness of its own and was so refreshing. I did add a bit of organic sugar and it was quite delicious! I love it❤

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Earthly pleasures; cooking and gardening

I really enjoy cooking and gardening, the two go hand in hand for me…while living in Florida; I had a few fruits and veggies growing in my garden such as Swiss chard, kale, tomatoes and basil. I even had a small mango tree! It brought me so much joy to be able to grab from my garden for meal preparations. There’s something about the way herbs, spices and colors from different vegetables add visual appeal to what I’m cooking…it is definitely something I look forward to. I relish the whole experience of creating in the kitchen and I often have music playing in the background to suit my mood when I cook…To me, it’s amazing how music can influence the process of cooking from step one to whatever! I do what works, I love to experiment in the kitchen…but when I come up with something worthy, I love to share.

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I initially started a food blog on Weebly but I wasn’t really feeling the way the website was flowing. So, I said I’d take time to navigate through everything, but then that set me back with the whole plan; my food blog. I am used to Word Press and when it comes to blogging, I need familiarity, so I decided I’d just include my food blogs here! I will probably return to Weebly for another project, but for now I need to get to writing; that’s most important. I have been a foodie for as long as I can remember. I have always cherished a good meal and the delicious energy that compliments everything; the food, the laughter, the sharing. Cooking is such an all encompassing experience and it is often something we don’t look forward to. The weeks are long, we almost always need something from the grocery before the weekend arrives and we don’t really plan for meals ahead of time as much as we could. It does take time, but planning out meals helps to save time. I love to watch my children navigate their way in the kitchen, they can cook and they cook very well! It’s cool because kids almost always are interested in eating what they have cooked or made themselves. We also enjoy cooking together; it’s like a bonding time for us. We beam when we are pleased with how a dish has come out. We associate warm memories with our meals, and that is a very beautiful thing. Even if something doesn’t come out “quite right” we laugh it off and keep it moving. Such is life right?

I am a huge believer of putting love into whatever I do, especially cooking. Meals do reflect the type of energy that was put into them. I well readily tell someone that I “feel the love” in this…

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And so it goes…I like experimenting, using new spices, aromatic herbs, and creating new dishes. It’s a soothing experience most times and I am totally involved in the whole process. I look forward to writing more about the pleasures of cooking and eating.

Peace and Light!