Well, the sun rose
With so many colors it nearly broke my heart
It worked me over like a work of art
And I was a part of all that
Let spring in with some seasonal nourishment and green grass gazing.
Feel a part of it, if only for a moment.
It's the time to stuff your face with green. Loading up on onions, garlic, bitter greens, and brassica family vegetables (garlic mustard) can keep your liver singing and strong. This means clearer skin, a clearer mind, and more pep in your step. Get it while the gettin' is good.
When hope busts through. Celebrating victories small and large, even when there's a whole lot more concrete to crack.
Last weekend on a HOT Saturday I was strolling through the Electric City, feeling electric. The cherry trees, shadbush, and magnolias all bud swollen on Friday had fully unfurled by Saturday. I wound around corners enraptured, chasing floral scent trails like a hound. I finally felt the spark I've been missing; thank you flowers.
One of my favorite moments was sticking my face fully into this flower, who, with some help, I learned is Norway Maple. The flowers have an elegant sweet tea aroma and I was so taken with all the chartreuse glamour, I wanted to know more.
Blanche Derby, a local forager and teacher (who also makes excellent wild edibles videos) gave me the education I was looking for. She created a video honoring this spring flower, which she says she enjoys in salads! I'm going to try that ASAP.
Carly lives and eats from a hilltop in Cummington, Massachsuetts and part time in Schenectady, NY.