The sidebar link is to Richard Todd's article in which Sarah Gaspari of Whole Foods Market in Cincinnati tells her favorite foods for energy. Not surprisingly, fruits and vegetables, particularly leafy greens, top the list! A HUGE thanks to my daughter Jessi for the referral!
The article comes at a great time. Sunshine streaming in through windows reminds me that my coldframe for leafy greens waits for tending, to prepare it for sewing mixed lettuce and kale seeds. Mine is a 4' X 8' frame with rich, loose soil that I'll mix with some vegetable compost. Like lettuce, kale doesn't mind chilly nights as long as the seeds get enough warmth to generate. With strong sunshine, warmer days, adequate water and a glass lid, the soil will retain enough heat to yield plenty of greens before I can begin regular gardening.Suddenly, I'm thinking Mixed Greens and Strawberries with Maple-Walnut Vinaigrette.
The rest of Ms. Gaspari's list of top energy foods reportedly includes fresh ground peanut butter, oatmeal with maple syrup, lean meats, soft cheeses, yogurt, eggs and seeds. So eat well and get an energy boost because you're gonna need it!
Whether you have land or not, remember the benefits of co-op gardening and consider planting with a friend or relative, co-oping with veggies, berries, grapes and fruit trees to share. Happy gardening!!!
Welcome to The Pauley Principle!
The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!
Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.