If you read this blog, you know how much I love the farmers market. It’s become the favorite part of my weekend, meeting new people, trying all the samples, stopping for an iced chai tea and a cinnamon roll, and of course getting food for the week.
My meal plan for the week looks like this: Monday: Stuffed banana peppers filled with onions, garlic, tomato, and soy crumbles! Avocado on the side of course! Tuesday: One of my favorite recipes I found on a trip in Ireland. Puff pastry, with caramelized onions, spinach, and goat cheese on top. Wednesday: Spinach ravioli from Pasta and Provisions in Charlotte, NC (seriously, if you’re in town, check out this small Italian grocery store!) Thursday: Couscous, mustard leaves, radish, and leftovers from the week! So excited for a week of fresh cooking!
I had a lazy weekend, part of which included watching a movie called 180° South. It’s a documentary about adventure and finding what you were meant to find, not necessarily what you were looking for to begin with. Part of the movie focuses on a group called “Sin Represas” which means, Without Dams. The beautiful, untouched Patagonia is under threat of a huge international company coming in a building 5 huge hydroelectric dams. These dams would result in the loss of forrest, land, wildlife, and so much more. This land has history, the people are tied to the land and the land is tied to the people, the construction, power lines, and industrialization that the dams would bring would devastate a culture for the rest of the generations to come. Check out the cause here.
A huge theme in the movie was that oftentimes, “The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.” I think I’m going to take this as my meditation for the week, and try to remember that both in my journeys and everyday life, there are always questions to be asked and answers to be found, but you have to let it come in it’s own time.
Have a good week!