One Minute Holiday

Photo of the Day
November 23, 2011

Tomorrow is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. Many people will be traveling. Others will be staying put and gathering with family and/or friends for the day. Regardless of where you’ll be, I offer this photograph as an opportunity to have a peaceful minute of beauty and reflection.

Thanksgiving is a day when people often think or discuss what they’re grateful for in life. An article in the The New York Times yesterday offered this on the topic:

Cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior toward others, including romantic partners.

That’s plenty of reasons to be grateful. I’m grateful you’re reading this post and taking a one minute holiday. Let’s spread the heath benefits of gratitude! Share what you’re grateful for by using the Comment link below.


Grow Good Food

Wow! You Can Grow Food Almost Anywhere!

The question used to be “How does your garden grow”? A more apt question today might be “Where does your garden grow”?

It’s time to think outside the box…er, or perhaps outside the planter container, the yard, and the garden plot. Consider more outrageous, yet entirely capable, avenues for gardening. Check out the slide show below and prepare to be enchanted and inspired. Spring is coming soon, is it not?

The Incredible Edible Urban Garden

Are you chomping at the lettuce to get your own urban garden planted? I know I am. Send me some photos of your creative gardens now or later and I’ll post them here. Let’s start arugula-revolution!

Watch this video to see a truck transformed into a “farm”. So cool!



Now, let’s eat some homegrown foods. Bon appetit!

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Home, on one level, is certainly about food. A home with food is a welcoming home that’s about nourishment, sustenance, gathering, and contentment.

Food choices today are abundant, both inside and outside of the home. I regularly hear people commenting about their eating choices. Below is a link to an article that has simple food for thought. And this post is my wish to you for good eating, good health and good living.

Rules Worth Following, for Everyone’s Sake

One of my favorite Minneapolis restaurants (located in Uptown) offers both delicious and healthy food choices: Lucia’s

I’m posting this on a Monday, the one day of the week that Lucia’s is not open. But visit it another day for an epicurean treat. Lucia’s includes a restaurant, a wine bar, and a To Go shop. Bon appetit!


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