Fruits of the Harvest

| September 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Harvest. We are approaching the end of summer. The time for the fruits of our labor to be harvested and prepared. This is my first year growing ‘food’ and I love it!

This year my family and I moved to my grandparents homestead. They needed to downsize and we needed an upgrade. It worked out beautifully . We moved into  home that I have loved my whole life. I am able to watch my babies learn to love every corner of this magical house, just as I did when I was a kid. It has been amazing. To add to that, our beautiful and magical home came many gardens. Gardens that my grandmother kept in pristine condition. I sadly admit that I have not been as meticulous as she was but I figure I have many years to learn.  I did however grow a beautiful herb garden and kept three tomato plants thriving. It may not seem like a lot but it has shown me the beauty of growing, harvesting and preparing my own food.

This concept is so simple. Grow your own food. In a world where we can choose whatever  food we want, whenever we want it, it seems incredibly grounding to simply wait till the fruit has ripened. Just to wait for the first bite of that fresh tomato. Savor how its juices fill your mouth with intense flavor.  Tasting the freshness and knowing the time and effort that went it to its existence. By growing and harvesting my three tomato plants, I have experienced a sense of connection to my food.  I have a better idea of why it is here and what its purpose it has. I feel a sense of love for the process and respect for all the work involved to get my food to my plate.

Growing my herb garden and three little tomato plants has been an eye-opening experience. I am hooked. I figure it make take years for me to master this skill, but I plan to ‘keep on growing’. I plan to teach my kids the beauty of food and how incredible the process is. I plan to respect what I eat and value how much it took to get it here. I plan to be more gracious and loving towards my nourishment. I am becoming more aware and mindful, and isn’t that what we all want?

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” -Rachel Carson

Tomato sauce, with my own tomatos and fresh basil and oragano. I added some peppers and onions. i also added some super greens from

Tomato sauce, with my own tomato and fresh basil and oregano. I added some peppers and onions. I also added some super greens from


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  1. Brenda A says:

    I get so excited this time of year for the harvest. I get this big kick to make soup galore! I made a huge batch of tomato sauce this year for the first time and look forward to enjoying it throughout the year.

  2. Fan R says:

    Would be nice to grow our own food if we had enough space, and the enjoy dishes like this one.

  3. kathy downey says:

    We are getting ready for our first garden,we will be planing in the Spring of 2016

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