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Nourishment

Spring Transition

As I sit soaking up the sun in my suburban Boston garden, there is still snow on the north side. Winter does not let go easily here in New England. I begin to imagine the...
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Healing and Transformation

After being transplanted, two plum trees in my garden were stressed and subsequently have been going through a healing process with the support of good nutrients and the natural passing of time. I’d like to...
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From Green Plums to Green Jello

Ever since I was a young girl I have been fascinated with food. I spent the first eight years of my life in Istanbul, and my memories of the city all have to do with...
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Fruit of the Season

Ah, the harvest. When my children were young, we would go to local farms to pick apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, blueberries, and raspberries. While each fruit has its own special qualities, raspberries were always...
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Local Foods for Local Climates

Climate and geography provide the foundation for the kinds of foods that can be grown in a particular area. In Freiburg, Germany, where my friend lives, cooler weather crops are in abundance now at the...
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Balance Within the Transition

I have just returned from my travels in Istanbul and other parts of Turkey. Even with its hot climate, crowded conditions, and noisy markets, the abundance of local and regional food choices and the connection...
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Creating Space to Receive Nourishment

A large, stately, 75-year-old mulberry tree lives in my garden. Twelve years ago, I planted a rambling rose at its trunk to rise up to levels most roses cannot go. I supported the prickly ramblers...
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Nurturing Our Potential to Flower

My garden is one of my greatest teachers. At this point in the summer, it is lush and overgrown from all the rain we’ve had these last months. No matter how much weeding I do,...
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